F (Visual Studio ALM Glossary)

This glossary defines key terms that are used in the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Help.


A set of logically related functional requirements that provides a capability to the user and enables the satisfaction of a business objective.

feature dissatisfaction

A condition where users believe that the product does not meet the expectations set by the market, competitors, previous experiences, or promises.


A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.


Description of the performance of a feature, product, or component.

functional specification

A deliverable that describes a solution, product feature set, or other final project deliverable in explicit detail. It includes the conceptual, logical, and physical designs.

fuzz testing

A testing process that supplies structured but invalid input to software application programming interfaces (APIs) and network interfaces to maximize the likelihood of detecting errors that might lead to software vulnerabilities.

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