You will most likely be asked to draft a technical specifications document alongside your technical lead, here are the questions you should both keep in mind when preparing the document.
A template document has been prepared for you here.
Functionality and Features:
- What are the essential features this project must have?
- Are there any secondary or "nice-to-have" features?
- Are there potential future features to consider, even if they won't be in the initial release?
- What is the expected response time for user actions?
- How many concurrent users should the system support?
- Are there peak usage times to account for (e.g., Black Friday sales)?
- What data protection and privacy standards need to be met?
- Are there specific security protocols or standards that must be adhered to?
- How will user data be stored and encrypted?
Data and Integration:
- What data will the system process, store, or transmit?
- Are there third-party integrations or APIs that need to be considered?
- How will data migration occur if there's pre-existing data?
Infrastructure and Hosting:
- Where will the system be hosted (cloud, on-premises)?
- What are the backup and disaster recovery plans?
- How scalable should the infrastructure be?
Maintenance and Support:
- What are the expectations for post-launch support and maintenance?
- How will updates and patches be rolled out?
- What kind of documentation is required for the end-users and for the technical team?
Compatibility and Interoperability:
- Which browsers and versions need to be supported?
- Are there mobile or tablet considerations? If so, which operating systems and versions?
- How will the system behave across different screen sizes and resolutions?
Testing and Quality Assurance:
- What are the critical user journeys that need rigorous testing?
- Are there specific quality or performance benchmarks that need to be met?
- How will bugs be reported, tracked, and resolved during the testing phase?