The URS document describes, in business terminology, the client's project requirements. Many failed projects have had either no or poorly documented user requirements. The client should typically complete the URS, but this does not always happen. In any event, be prepared to complete this template for the client, because the URS sets the entire direction of the project. Without a URS in place, you may encounter clients asking for more than what was originally bargained for. The URS usually precedes a system requirements specification document. To ensure that the URS template is properly completed, engage the client in a series of discussions, questionnaires, or workshops to obtain the requirements (see Figure 7.3).
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