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16. Communicating the Requirements

in which we turn the requirements into communicable form

At one end of the development universe, you have a business; at the other end, you have developers and technicians who have to build something for that business. The task, which is a lot simpler to say that it is to do, is to communicate the business needs to the development team. Typically, you do this by writing a requirements specification, but there are other ways of getting the needed information, precisely and correctly, to the people who need it. The requirement for the requirements is that they must be conveyed in a style such that the people receiving the information actually read it, understand it, and make use of it.

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