Requirements are descriptions of the future. This is a broad term that can include high level ideas for a product, service, experience, building, facility, technology or infrastructure. Specifications are detailed descriptions of the present or future that can be interpreted without much ambiguity.
Requirements vs SpecificationsRequirements may begin as high level ideas that are refined over time to become requirements specifications that are detailed enough to be created by a subject matter expert without much need for interpretation.The term specifications extends beyond requirements specifications to detailed documentation of non-functional requirements, designs, standards, products, services, processes, methods, interfaces, practices, buildings, facilities, infrastructure, equipment, vehicles, technologies and documentation templates.
|Definition||Descriptions of the future.||Descriptions of the present or future in enough detail to avoid ambiguous interpretation.|
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