Use this Functional Requirement template to define functions in your software system and how the system must behave when presented with specific inputs or conditions. These may include calculations, data manipulation and processing and other specific functionality. A typical functional requirement has a unique name, number, summary, and a rationale.
Use this template to:
- Specify particular behaviors of a system.
- Use the requirements to generate use cases. Each use case describes one or more functional requirement.
- Help the reader understand why a requirement is needed.
- Track requirements through the development of the system.
- Capture the scope, business objectives, and functional and non-functional requirements of the current/proposed system.
Free Requirements Traceability Matrix and Data Dictionary templates.
This Functional Requirements template includes a 27 page template in Microsoft Word™ format, which can be easily modified for your next project.
Project Stakeholders’ Approval Page
Chapter 1, Introduction
Assumptions, Constraints, and Dependencies
Chapter 2, Overall Description
Chapter 4, Functional Requirements
Sub-sections for each Functional Requirement
Chapter 4, System Requirements
Chapter 4.3, User Requirements
Chapter 5, Non-Functional Requirements
Chapter 6, Data Requirements
Chapter 7, External Interface Requirements
Chapter 8, Design Constraints
Chapter 9, Improvements and Impacts
and 2 Free Word templates
Requirements Traceability Matrix
Requirements Traceability Matrix
Data Dictionary instructions
Data Dictionary – Sample Entity
3 Free Excel templates
Functional Requirements Excel spreadsheet
Reporting Requirements Excel spreadsheet
Functional Requirements Evaluation Form
Table of Contents
1.1 Purpose of this document
1.3 Organization Profile
2 Overall Description
2.1 Product Perspective
2.2 Product Functions
2.3 Operating Environment
2.4 User Characteristics
3 Functional Requirements
3.1 Functional Requirement n
3.2 Functional Requirement n
3.3 Functional Requirement n
4 System Requirements
4.1 Software Requirements
4.1.1 Software Functionality
4.1.2 Software Characteristics
4.2 Hardware Requirements
4.2.1 Hardware Functionality
4.2.2 Hardware Characteristics
4.3 User Requirements
4.4 Input and Output Requirements
4.5 Communications Requirements
4.5.1 Communications Hardware
4.5.2 Communications Software
4.6 Usability Requirements
5 Non-Functional Requirements
5.2 Audit Trail
5.4 Capacity Limits
5.5 Data Retention
5.6 Operational Requirements
5.10 Security Requirements
6 Data Requirements
6.1 Data Structures and Relationships
6.2 Data Framework and Relationships
6.3 Data Inputs
6.4 Data Outputs
6.5 Inter-functional Data Definitions
6.6 Component Cross Reference
7 External Interface Requirements
7.1 Software Interfaces
7.2 Hardware Interfaces
7.3 Communications Interfaces
7.4 User Interfaces
8 Design Constraints
8.1 Software Design Constraints
8.1.1 Software Interfaces
8.1.2 Software Packages
8.1.4 Operating System
8.1.5 Tolerance, Margins and Contingency
8.2 Hardware Design Constraints
8.2.1 Hardware Requirements and Environment
8.2.2 Hardware Standards
8.2.3 Hardware Interfaces
8.3 User Interface Constraints
8.3.1 User Characteristics
8.3.2 Environment/Operational Constraints
8.4 Memory Constraints
9 Improvements and Impacts
9.1 Improvements to Existing Capabilities
9.1.1 Upgrades and Enhancements to Existing Capabilities
9.2.1 User Impacts
9.2.2 Operational Impacts
10 Requirements Traceability Matrix
What’s included in the template pack
The templates are in Microsoft Word and Excel format and can be downloaded online for only $9.99.
The template pack includes the following documents:
|Functional Requirements Template||27 pages|
|Requirements Traceability Matrix||6 pages|
|Data Dictionary Template||8 pages|
|Functional Requirements spreadsheet||2 worksheets|
|Reporting Requirements spreadsheet||1 worksheet|
|Evaluation Form||1 worksheet|
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