Functional & Technical Specifications

The first few steps in any project should include writing the project charter and management plan, and gathering requirements. At this point, project scope and required deliverables have been documented. The next step is to define how those deliverables and requirements are to be implemented in the final product. This is accomplished by writing the Functional and Technical Specifications document(s). These may be combined in the same document; however, distinction must be made between the two sections.