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Currently I have to plan a software project and I'm at the begining of the process and I'm a little bit confused with the documents I have to create (especally the naming of these)

So here is what I found out:

Requirement Engineering and Requirement Analysis: Requirement Elicitation *) System Design and Object Design: Software Design Document Implementation: Source Code Unit/Integration/System Testing: [no document]

Am I missing a step or a document? Where does the Buisness Requirements Document (BRD) go?

*) Is there a difference between the System Requirement Specification (SRS) and the Requirements Elicitation (RE)? Are these completly different documents? With different purposes

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    Welcome to the site! There are no generally accepted rules in these matters, and some might even say documents are a waste of time. Personally, I have never heard of some of these documents you describe. In short, you don't have to create any documents. You have to deliver working software. Try to think about which documents you think are beneficial and which are not. – idoby Jan 3 at 9:38
  • This question isn't really answerable, because there are too many factors at play. Which documents are needed depends on the size of the project (a 2-day project takes a lot less documentation than a 400 man-year project), the way the project is executed (waterfall-style project management focuses a lot more on documents than agile), external requirements and company culture. Your best bet is to ask the sponsors of your project what they expect in terms of documentation. – Bart van Ingen Schenau Jan 3 at 9:48
  • As a side note, Requirements Elicitation is not a document. It is a collection of techniques to gather requirements, which then end up in a "Requirements Specification" or a "Requirements Document" or get written down in some other way. – Bart van Ingen Schenau Jan 3 at 9:51

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