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What is the Proper Form of Texted Based Requirements?

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

The definition of a product requirement is “Something the product must do or a quality that the product must have.”  Alternatively, more formally, “A requirement statement is the result of a formal transformation of one or more needs into an … Read More

Use of Passive Voice When Writing Requirements

Posted on: November 16th, 2012 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

We were recently asked the following question from one of our clients concerning the use of passive vs active voice when writing requirements: “Is passive voice not allowed to state a requirement? Our engineers usually use passive voice to write … Read More