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).
Gist: All the Functions related to transportation of people.
∑: The total set of software interfaces needed for this project.
The detailed specification may already exist, or it may be made on the Basis of an agreement about the Gist.
When summarizing a Scalar specification, use the more specific Parameter ‘Headline.’
“Greek Summa, mathematical summary symbol.”
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