12. Glossary


The most important domain and technical terms that your stakeholders use when discussing the system.

You can also see the glossary as source for translations if you work in a multi-language environment (i.e. in offshore development models).


You should clearly define your terms, so that all stakeholders

  • have an identical understanding of these terme
  • do not use synonyms and homonyms


  • A simple table with columns <Term> and <Definition>
  • Potentially more columns for translations
Term Definition
<Term-1> <definition-1>
<Term-2> <definition-2>

<insert glossary (and optionally translation) table >

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