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270 Non-Functional Requirements /
Technical Specifications
(Quality Attributes, SRS)

  • Version 2.0: 120 new requirements, in total now more than 270 requirements!
  • More descriptions, more metrics!
  • The template exceeds now 100 pages!
  • Additional Spreadsheet with List of all requirements.

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This template saves you time in writing your System Requirements Specification (SRS)!
Non-Functional Requirements (quality attributes) ensure the delivery of an operable and manageable system which provides the required functionality reliable, uninterrupted or with minimal time of interruption even under unusual situations.
To ensure that both Business- and IT-Department contribute to this important part of the requirement specifications, we provide two separate templates: One for the Business Department and one for the IT-Department:

1. The dedicated template for Non-Functional Business Requirements

- to be filled in by business department -
supports easy and quick documentation of business requirements for
  • System Availability,
  • required Support Hours and acceptable Maintenance Windows,
  • Retention Period and Archiving Requirements and
  • Performance Requirements.
Customization Instructions allow quick and easy customization of the template for your organization.
Check boxes with predefined answers support fast documentation.
Dependent on the those Non-Functional Requirements requested from Business
the IS/IT department can derive detailed Technical Requirements using

2. The dedicated template for Non-Functional Technical Specifications

addresses the the quality attributes
  • Troubleshooting
  • Recoverability and Data Integrity
  • Architecture / Design to achieve required availability
  • Reliability
  • Manageability
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Performance
  • Scalability (horizontal, vertical): Not every application supports more transactions or more users when adding CPU and Memory!
  • Installation Requirements
  • Configuration Requirements
  • Maintainability Requirements
  • Localization / Internationalization Requirements
  • Operations-, Support- and Troubleshooting Requirements
  • Documentation Requirements
  • Monitoring: Application Level Monitoring must be explicitly requested, otherwise you just get system- and database monitoring.
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  • Archiving and Restoring
When selecting a software package those detailed documented requirements are a valuable input for the RFP (Request for Proposal).