How Detailed Should Requirements Be?

And who decides? And when?

Karl Wiegers
Analyst’s corner
Published in
10 min readAug 26, 2019

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Recently I was chatting at a wine tasting with two lawyers I had just met. One was working on a case involving software. She asked me, “How do you know how detailed to make the requirements?” It’s an insightful question, one that even experienced business analysts often wrestle with.

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Karl Wiegers
Analyst’s corner

Author of 14 books, mostly on software. PhD in organic chemistry. Guitars, wine, and military history fill the voids. karlwiegers.com and processimpact.com