Software specifications

Altcode is a highly esteemed organization renowned for their profound proficiency in the domain of software specifications composition. Collaborating closely with their clientele, they adeptly mold project requisites, guaranteeing lucidity and reducing exorbitant mistakes. Their unwavering focus on change management fosters transparent correspondence among stakeholders, rendering them an invaluable resource in intricate software ventures.


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Benefits of Software specifications

Clarification of Objectives

 Writing of software specifications is akin to crafting a meticulous blueprint for a project, fostering a comprehensive comprehension of the tasks at hand and the most effective strategies to accomplish them. Through this methodical approach, any potential ambiguities or discord within the team and other stakeholders are mitigated, enabling seamless collaboration and aligning expectations for enhanced productivity.


Error Reduction

 Software specifications play a crucial role in preemptively identifying and rectifying errors or conceptual deficiencies prior to the commencement of the development phase. This strategic approach effectively mitigates the need for expensive course corrections and substantial revisions upon completion of the code, thereby conserving valuable time, and resources, and ultimately enhancing the overall caliber of the end product.

Guidance for Development

 Software specifications play a pivotal role in providing a comprehensive roadmap for the development team. By outlining the exact functionalities to be incorporated, technical limitations to be considered, and the intricate connections between various software components, it expedites the development process, fosters uniformity, and simplifies project administration.

Effective Communication

 Software specifications function as a centralized point of reference for all individuals involved in a project. They facilitate effective and uniform communication between team members involved in development, project management, testing, and client engagement. This continuous exchange of information promotes enhanced collaboration, prompt resolution of issues, and ultimately, heightened client contentment.


Guide line to Software specifications


4-step approach

Step 1

Define the Functional Scope

At this initial stage, you should clearly define the functional scope of your project. This means determining what features and processes will be included in the software you develop. To do this you should:

  • Confer with stakeholders to discern and articulate the objectives and prerequisites of the project. 
  • Ascertain the indispensable characteristics necessary to attain these objectives. 
  • Delimit the software’s inclusions and exclusions with unequivocal boundaries to prevent the occurrence of scope creep.

Step 2

Create a Hierarchy

Once the functional scope is defined, it is time to organize this information by creating a hierarchy or tree-like structure of functions. This step includes:

  • Arranging functionalities in a logical manner enhances comprehension and facilitates efficient management. 
  • Categorizing associated functionalities and organizing them into modules. 
  • Establishing a hierarchical framework to illustrate the interconnections between various functionalities.

Step 3

Set Priorities

Not all features possess equal levels of significance. During this stage, it is vital to assign a priority level to each feature. This will aid in identifying which features should be prioritized for development, taking into account their importance to users or project objectives. Criteria such as their impact on user experience, complexity of implementation, or constraints related to time and budget can be utilized to establish these priorities.

    Step 4

    Write the Functional part of your Specifications

    This step involves writing detailed functional specifications. For each function or group of functions, you must:


    • Specify the necessary inputs (data provided) that activate the functionality and the anticipated outputs (outcomes). 
    • Establish any particular circumstances or limitations that pertain to the functionality.
    • Offer tangible illustrations to demonstrate the functionality’s operation. 
    • Present a comprehensive explanation of the intended purpose of the functionality, with emphasis on the anticipated results and user engagements. 
    • Describe potential scenarios and instances of use that are associated with the functionality, if applicable.

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    "Jalal and his team provided invaluable assistance in conducting a comprehensive analysis of our business requirements, meticulously outlining specifications, and progressively crafting user experience prototypes. Presently, we are in the process of developing our business application, strictly adhering to the meticulously defined designs by Altcode"

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    “Team that helped us write specifications and move forward in the development of our project”

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    Software specifications and functional analysis

    Software Requirements Specifications (SRS) and functional analysis are two essential aspects of successful software development. Functional analysis focuses on an in-depth understanding of customer and end-user needs, as well as business processes. It aims to translate these needs into a clear vision of the required functionalities. SRS use this insight to create detailed documents that explain how the software should meet these needs. SRS provide specific details about functionality, technical constraints, and interactions between systems. This close collaboration ensures that the software developed precisely meets functional and technical requirements while being aligned with business objectives. Functional analysis identifies the “what” and “why,” while SRS details the “how.” Together, they ensure transparent communication between stakeholders and guide the development team.

    Customer cases

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    Projects where customers have called on us for functional analysis, drafting of specifications and specifications, design of screen models and functional support for development teams (PO Product Owner )

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