Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Specification vs Strategy

Specification vs Strategy 


What is the difference between a Specification and a Strategy?


Specification



noun

1.
the act of specifying.
2.
Usually, specificationsa detailed description or assessment of requirements, dimensions, materials, etc., as of a proposed building,machine, bridge, etc.
3.
a particular item, aspect, calculation, etc., in such a description.
4.
something specifiedas in a bill of particulars; a specified particular,item, or article.
5.
an act of making specific.
6.
the state of having a specific character.

Strategy


NOUN


  • 1A plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.
    ‘time to develop a coherent economic strategy’
    mass noun ‘shifts in marketing strategy’
  • 2mass noun The art of planning and directing overall military operations and movements in a war or battle.
    ‘he was a genius when it came to military strategy’
    Often contrasted with "tactics" (see tactic)
    1. ‘non-provocative defence strategies
  • 2.1count noun A plan for directing overall military operations and movements.

Conclusion


Whilst a a strategy may explain what you are intending to do, a specification will describe how you are going to do it. 


Surface Water Drainage Strategy 

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