Software requirements documents
Posted on 1998-09-24
My company, and my department, has just recently accquired the rights to an established software program. We have been working on sales and marketing this program for 3 years, and are now going to begin developing it. My team is very familiar with the industry it is for, but not so with software programming.
We have been given the task of developing requirements document for the new version of the software. The development (or programmers) team that is going to do the work has never worked on this particular program before. We are completely rewriting the software into a different language and database.
Enough history...what I need to know is: Is there a standard format for requirements documentation? And, if not, can some folks with more experience with this give us some pointers as to how to intelligently go about the writing and organization of this document?
Appreciate any input!