Reminder: State the Obvious

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Sometimes quick reminders are helpful, so here’s one: when writing requirements, state the obvious.

Reasons:

  • What is obvious to one person isn’t necessarily obvious to another. This can even hold true when both people are geniuses.
  • With multiple priorities and demanding schedules, we sometimes lose track of the obvious. Having it written down helps us remember it.
  • It helps us find the exceptions to the obvious.

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