Shall Statements are the Devil

By Michael Flanakin @ 4:11 PM :: 3829 Views :: Development, Patterns & Practices, Requirements :: Digg it!

I read a post about requirements Mobile-ready link and there was a brief mention of using shall statements to manage requirements. I have to say I absolutely abhor shall statements. If you ask me, a use case represents a functional requirement. A shall statement just doesn't cut it. Every time I see a shall statement, I just shake my head in disappointment. Luckily, it's been pretty easy to get people to switch sides in the past. I just don't understand why people still use shall statements today, tho. Bleh...