Best Practice Report

The Role Of The Functional Specification In Product Development

January 1st, 2018
Sam Somashekar, null
Sam Somashekar


Development of the functional specification is an activity in the build stage of the Forrester Product Marketing And Management (PMM) Model. The functional specification serves as a blueprint for the construction or update of a product or solution. Functional specifications align product management with product development, R&D, engineering or manufacturing before the build phase begins (see Inside The PMM Model: Build). In this report, we explain the role of a functional specification, and share best practices for its creation and use.

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