Putting the ‘User’ in ‘User Requirements Specification’

Ask yourself, why is it called a User Requirements Specification?  The User Requirements Specification (or URS) is the foundation of any serious effort to buy or implement a machine, system, or upgrade.  Somebody, somewhere decided that there is a need in the organization to be met.  More than likely, that decision was made while evaluating […]

User Requirements Specification: Why It’s not a ‘User Wants Specification’

The purpose of a User Requirements Specification is to clearly and specifically document the requirements for the machine, system, or upgrade that you plan to buy or implement (for our purposes, let’s call it a machine).  The User Requirements Specification provides the project manager or engineer with her marching orders. ‘Go get us the machine […]