How to Write Software Project Terms of Reference

Plain English guide to writing project terms of reference

Author: David Tuffley
Pages: 11
Language: English
Publication date: 22/04/2011
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Practical guide for software development project managers and staff

This standard defines the form and content of Terms of Refer-ence documents. These are used to clearly define the objec-tives and deliverables of a given task or function, along with the parameters and constraints within which these objectives are to be achieved. They ensure that the customer of the task or function, the organisation carrying out the work, and the in-dividual responsible for that work clearly understand the objec-tives, deliverables, parameters and constraints of the task or function.

A terms of reference can apply to a wide-ranging, multi-resourced study to be carried out, right down to describing in-dividual areas of responsibility. For example, terms of refer-ence may be produced for a steering committee, a project, a project manager, or a task of work. In some instances, terms of reference may even be used in lieu of a project plan and quality plan.

This standard defines the format and content of all Terms of Reference documents.


The outcome of using this standard will be the following.

• All QMS projects or work will have documents that clearly define the objectives and deliverables of a given task or function and the parameters and constraints within which these objectives are to be achieved.
• All Terms Of Reference documents shall be consistent in format and content.
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Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals. David is an engaging science communicator of many years experience, David was a guest panelist in the 2017 World Science Festival and a wide variety of high profile public events.

David's academic background includes fields as diverse as Psychology, Anthropology, Classical Rhetoric and English literature at the University of Queensland. David is an engaging professional speaker and forum moderator of many years experience.

David's formal qualifications include a PhD (Software Engineering), Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (all from Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology (University of Queensland)

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