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Chapter 6 – The Specifications

Part 1

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The next day Dr. Rogers wants to set up his team, now that he worked out the project goals. So he invites his colleagues to join the core team and asked for a meeting. They need to define the work and services which are to be performed, specify the main prerequisites to be met and identify all the things which have to be taken into consideration. In a nutshell – they have to prepare a performance specification. Thankfully, their company is well structured and has a quality management system, so the specification has a standardised format. Some years ago, Dr. Rogers remembers like it was yesterday, when they hadn’t had this standardised system, they used a template which needed to be adapted all the time. To demonstrate his team how easy their lives are now, he shows the standard format. "Look, in the past you had to be more creative to fit your ideas into the pattern."

John, who’s always eager to learn, asks: "But what happened if it wasn't possible to provide information on one of the points mentioned above??" "Well, thanks John for this interesting question. In this case you just wrote "to be defined" plus the names of the team members who were responsible for the specific topic."