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For a quick refresher, the software design document does as its name implies. It spells out the software’s architecture, interface, and data designs in a written and structured format. These documents are important because they set the expectations. The software provider should mandate software design documents are created with every client. Without such documents, the client/provider relationship is headed for trouble. It opens the door wide open to disputes about what functionalities were promised and then not delivered. The most basic elements of the documents include a description of the application, how it will be completed, and the various milestones achieved to reach the finished state.