Requirements Engineering, IEEE International Conference on (2000)
June 19, 2000 to June 23, 2000
David Lorge Parnas , McMaster University
Unless you have a precise description of your product's requirements, it is very unlikely that you will satisfy them. Only if the implementer already has a deep understanding of the problem can you hope to come close without documenting the requirements. Even in that case, potential disagreements make producing a requirements document worthwhile.
D. L. Parnas, "Requirements Documentation: Why a Formal Basis is Essential," Requirements Engineering, IEEE International Conference on(ICRE), Schaumburg, Illinois, 2000, pp. 81.