Re: Requirements document

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 02:54:58 CDT

Sounds fine, Van. Main thing: get something posted we can start working on.

Alan

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From: "VanL" <vlindberg_at_verio_dot_net>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 3:25 PM
Subject: [voting-project] Requirements document

> I have been asked to come up with a requirements document for EVM.
> However, I am unsure at what level I should write or to what level of
> detail, I should go.
>
> For example, requirements documents can be written at a high level
> (naming and generally describing the different parts of a system) to the
> most detailed level (coding standards, API requirements) and everywhere
> in between. We will probably need every level of documentation at some
> point, so I a slightly unsure of where to start.
>
> That said, starting is necessary somewhere, and so I propose working
> from the general to the specific. The first document (primary doc) will
> name and generally describe the high-level functioning of the system.
> This will then be posted for comment, clarification, and change. Upon
> general approval of the primary doc, moderately high-level documents
> (secondary docs) will be written about each of the main parts of the
> system identified in the primary doc. Each secondary doc will reference
> by name the portion of the primary doc that it is expanding upon. Upon
> completion of the secondary docs, tertiary docs will be written.
>
> This will continue until the group feels that the requirements have been
> completely specified.
>
> I invite everyone in the group to comment; if this plan is acceptable
> to everyone, the primary doc draft that I have been working on will be
> posted thereafter.
>
> VanL
>
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