An acronym for a format in which to define actionable Requirements, which in themselves should be IT:AD:SMART


  • Objective:
    • What is the desired outcome?
  • Context:
    • Under what circumstances is this requirement applicable?
  • Rational:
    • Why?
  • References:
    • Where can one find information to understand what to do, and how to do it?
  • Acceptance:
    • What defines whether the above has been applied correctly?

    ### ACID

  • Advantages:
  • Considerations:
    • Has Context - but does specify not have Exceptions of the Context.
  • Disadvantages:
    • Doesn't have Tag defined, to differentiate it from Objective.
    • Objective is unclear to some extent as it can interpreted as the Quality desired, or the Action desired.

    See IT:AD:ART ICE for a small improvement.