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Estimating Software Costs by Capers Jones

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Chapter 15Estimating Software Specifications and Design

Software specifications and design are a technical response to the user requirements, and serve to describe the way the user requirements will be handled in an automated fashion by the software application that is being constructed.

The term specifications and design covers a very broad range of actual forms of design, including but not limited to the following:

Image Rough preliminary specifications

Image Detailed final specifications

External specifications of the features visible and usable by clients ...

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