We offer our services for developing requirement specifications and functional specifications. While we typically provide specification development services as a prelude to development projects, we also offer these as standalone services where development may be carried out elsewhere. Well thought out specifications help in planning and executing a development effort in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Without adequate specifications projects run the risk of going over budget and not meeting the end goals of project sponsors.
Detailed specifications are a pre-requisite for fixed-cost projects. Often one may expect specifications to evolve over the course of a project as in iterative and agile development methodologies. For Time and Material projects the level of detail to which specifications are developed before the start of the project at least needs to be sufficient to enable an approximate project plan, budget and architecture to be formulated.
The methodologies adopted for specification development are chosen in light of what suits the scope and nature of a given project. Quite often these are not based on strict adherence to formal methodologies but are developed in a more agile fashion with a direct specification of system behavior in the context of user interactions. For applications such as web applications and UI-centered applications the functional specifications are often based on UI mockups or wireframes along with details of required behavior. These are augmented by performance, security and availability specifications.