Software Specification Document

A software specification document is used to understand what the client requires from a product or system at a particular point of time before the actual product is designed by the company’s developers and programmers. Along with the specifications expected from the system, the document must also mention the various risks and constraints associated with the system. Thus, this document helps to put into record what the client wants and what the developer is supposed to do. A software specification document must state clearly what the different functions and capabilities of the system are and serves as a blueprint to help finish the project with the least possible time and cost.

Sample Software Specification Document:

Name of company: New Bud Co

Address: 5843 Bird Feather Lane, Ohio

Document prepared by: Jamie Dawson

Product designer, New Bud Co

Document prepared on: April 10, 2012

Document submitted on: April 14, 2012

Document name: Software specification document for automatic security system

Purpose: The purpose of this document is to mention the specifications which will help the developers create a software program that can be used to activate a security system, check vulnerability automatically and can be used for security measurement

Other details:

  • The technical composition of the software shall consist of Common Vulnerability Scoring System and Common Vulnerability and Exposures
  • It will also constitute of eXtensible Configuration Checklist Description Format, Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language and Common Configuration Enumeration
  • The document is intended for content writers and editors, software developers and system integrators

Document approved and signed by: Daniel Johnson

Manager, New Bud Co


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