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The Technical Requirements Specification (TRS) in Web Projects

The Technical Requirements Specification (TRS) in Web Projects
By Katy Whitton

The Technical Requirements Specification (TRS – Also known as a Functional Requirements Specification) scopes out all aspects of the project, from what platforms the website will run on, whether users have to have cookies enabled, down to databases, site and database architecture and testing methods.

Basically, anything that’s not in the TRS isn’t in the web project.

This allows you to turn around to the client and say “Hang on a minute, you signed the TRS off and agreed the users would need JavaScript enabled. Now you tell me 90% of visitors won’t? Sure I can change it but I’ll need a change order, it’ll take x days and cost you x amount”.

The advantages of this are:

  • You don’t do unnecessary work outside the scope of the project.
  • You know what you have to design and build for.
  • If anything needs to be changed it’ll cost the client.
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