A Gist is a summary of the detailed specification.
Concept Number: *157
English Master: Gist
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: Summary *157
A Gist Parameter is used to state the essence, or main point, of a specification.
A good Gist serves two purposes:
• it helps a Planning group to agree on the summary of a specification, Before they spend more time formulating the specification in greater detail.
• it summarizes a detailed specification. This serves several purposes:
. readers can quickly grasp the subject matter
. readers can decide to avoid the detail
. presenters can refer to a specification by using just its tag name and Gist (A reader who needs more detail can ‘drill down’ to the detail using the tag name).
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