Functional Specification Documents [signed]

17 Mar 2006 - 3:34pm
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Bernie Monette
2005

> I was just wondering if any of your produce FSDs for projects? And if
> so, what do they look like and how detailed do they get? We are in a big
> debate in my company about the whole FSD design
> process/documentation/detail level. Is there any standards out there for
> me to lean on?
>
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Cindi -
>
Not much in the way of standards. Mojofat has a FS tutorial that is helpful,
http://www.mojofat.com/tutorial/
And Joel on software
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000036.html
Is also helpful.

Cheers,

Bernie

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17 Mar 2006 - 4:04pm
Jan Koehler
2005

We create FSD documents and they are very similiar to the examples here:
http://www.mojofat.com/tutorial/
We create wireframes in adobe illustrator because of the level of detail you
can get from this tool.

These functional specs are very important when working with remote
engineering teams for development. They can provide early detection of
functions/behaviors - work them out early before you start coding. This also
helps provide documentation so multi cross functional teams know what is
being developed and may provide ideas on how better to do something.

It is compared to the construction school of thought, "measure twice, cut
once".

Jan

Jan Koehler
Product User Experience Manager, TV + Movies
2Wire
http://www.2wire.com/

On 3/17/06, Bernie Monette [c] <monette at iaai.ca> wrote:
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> > I was just wondering if any of your produce FSDs for projects? And if
> > so, what do they look like and how detailed do they get? We are in a big
> > debate in my company about the whole FSD design
> > process/documentation/detail level. Is there any standards out there for
> > me to lean on?
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Cindi -
> >
> Not much in the way of standards. Mojofat has a FS tutorial that is
> helpful,
> http://www.mojofat.com/tutorial/
> And Joel on software
> http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000036.html
> Is also helpful.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Bernie
>
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