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Negative Requirements

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Negative Requirements

· Agile Zone ·
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Nothing is funnier than requirements which state things that are not to happen.

An actual quote.

... don't screw up cutting and pasting and the "/" vs "\" depending on unix / windows.

Why not list everything that's not supposed to happen?

  • No fire in the server room.
  • No anthrax outbreak.
  • No Zombie apocalypse.

The list could go on. I wonder why it doesn't.

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