TMF406 Technical Report/Specification Template, Version 3.0

  • Maturity level: Level 3 - Team Approved

The TMF406 Technical Report or Specification template is packaged within a single zip file titled This zip file contains 2 documents:

  • The first is TMF406_Tech_Report_Spec_Template_Instructions_V3.0.doc, (this document), which is the guide or instruction part of the template explaining how and when to use the template. It also contains a document history of changes to the template.
  • The second document is TMF406_Tech_Report_Spec_Template_V3.0.doc which is the actual template to be used. This should be populated with the content of the actual deliverable and/or artifact being produced, and headers/footers/titles/etc should be filled in appropriately.

This set should be used to make certain that needed sections are provided, and that the format conforms to the TM Forum standard.

Note: The Difference between a Technical Report and a Technical Specification is as follows:

  • Technical Report: The TM Forum staff and its working teams develop and release a variety of reports and papers within the Membership. These technical reports have a broad range, e.g., review of industry standard groups and value chain market issues. Technical Reports are not generally shared outside of the TM Forum membership.
  • Technical Specification: This document type explores the business problem and investigates customer requirements that must be met to solve this problem. It is expected that this document will be used:
    • To facilitate requirement agreement between Service Providers and vendor
    • As input to a service Providers Request for Information / Request for Proposal (RFI/RFP RFx)
    • As input for vendors developing Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) products
    • As a source of requirements for other bodies working in this area.

General Information

Document series: TMF406
Document version: 3.0.0
Status: Team Approved
Document type: Template
Team approved: 18-Jun-2018
IPR mode: RAND
Date modified: 26-Apr-2018