KudoZ home » German to English » Engineering (general)

Pflichtenheft; Lastenheft

English translation: customer specification; engineering specification

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
16:08 May 26, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Engineering (general)
German term or phrase: Pflichtenheft; Lastenheft
Mentioned in an company handbook. There isn't much context; I could just translate them literally, but I suspect there is a proper English term for them. Can anyone shed any light on these, or discribe what specific functions they fulfill in a company?
"WriteAlright"
English translation:customer specification; engineering specification
Explanation:
The key difference between these terms (which can of course be translated in a variety of other ways) is that Lastenheft sums up the customer's requirements, while Pflichtenheft sums up the contractor's resulting (engineering) obligations. DEFINITIONS:
LASTENHEFT: (customer specification)
Gesamtheit der Forderungen des Auftraggebers an die Lieferungen und Leistungen eines Auftragnehmers [DIN 69 905]. Im Lastenheft wird definiert, was für eine Aufgabe und wofür sie zu lösen ist sowie welche Rahmenbedingungen und speziellen Kundenforderungen zu berücksichtigen [VDA6, S. 62].---
PFLICHTENHEFT (engineering specification) Vom Auftragnehmer erarbeitete Realisierungsvorgaben aufgrund der Umsetzung des Lastenheftes. Im Pflichtenheft wird definiert, wie und womit die Forderungen des Lastenheftes zu realisieren sind.
Selected response from:

Tom Funke
Local time: 00:41
Grading comment
Thank you for the information! I would also like to thank the other people who answered as well -
they set me in the right direction.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
nacustomer specification; engineering specification
Tom Funke
nacustomer specification; engineering specification
Tom Funke
nasee belowUlrike Lieder
narequirements specification
Dierk Seeburg
naSpecificationsJohn Kinory


  

Answers


35 mins
Specifications


Explanation:
They both mean Specifications - the manual that tells the project manager or similar what the client's requirements are (the engineer's 'duties') that need to be fulfilled.
E.g. cf Routledge Technical Dictionary

John Kinory
Local time: 05:41
PRO pts in category: 7
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

48 mins
requirements specification


Explanation:
The requirements is optional.


    Reference: http://www.iee.et.tu-dresden.de/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/wernerr/sear...
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 22:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 9
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
see below


Explanation:
Pflichtenheft = requirements specifications; Lastenheft = 1. statement of work (SOW) pr technical data package [military procurement]; or = 2. declaration of design and performance [UK,technology]; or = 3. equipment requirement (ER) [materials]; or = 4. project specification [Softwaretechnik]. The above from Bundessprachenamt, Microfiches. Schäfer, 5. Aufl., gives 1. tender specifications, 2. cahier des charges -how's that for a good English term!- (i.e. enthält Einzelheiten einer Ausschreibung); 3. performance specification [Ind.Eng.] or 4. software specifications [EDV]. According to Schäfer, Pflichtenheft and Lastenheft are synomymous. Maybe this will give you some choices from which to pick. Good luck.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 28
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

6 hrs
customer specification; engineering specification


Explanation:
The key difference between these terms (which can of course be translated in a variety of other ways) is that Lastenheft sums up the customer's requirements, while Pflichtenheft sums up the contractor's resulting (engineering) obligations. DEFINITIONS:
LASTENHEFT: (customer specification)
Gesamtheit der Forderungen des Auftraggebers an die Lieferungen und Leistungen eines Auftragnehmers [DIN 69 905]. Im Lastenheft wird definiert, was für eine Aufgabe und wofür sie zu lösen ist sowie welche Rahmenbedingungen und speziellen Kundenforderungen zu berücksichtigen [VDA6, S. 62].---
PFLICHTENHEFT (engineering specification) Vom Auftragnehmer erarbeitete Realisierungsvorgaben aufgrund der Umsetzung des Lastenheftes. Im Pflichtenheft wird definiert, wie und womit die Forderungen des Lastenheftes zu realisieren sind.



    Reference: http://home.t-online.de/home/armin.gasch/begriffe.htm
Tom Funke
Local time: 00:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you for the information! I would also like to thank the other people who answered as well -
they set me in the right direction.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

6 hrs
customer specification; engineering specification


Explanation:
The key difference between these terms (which can of course be translated in a variety of other ways) is that Lastenheft sums up the customer's requirements, while Pflichtenheft sums up the contractor's resulting (engineering) obligations. DEFINITIONS:
LASTENHEFT: (customer specification)
Gesamtheit der Forderungen des Auftraggebers an die Lieferungen und Leistungen eines Auftragnehmers [DIN 69 905]. Im Lastenheft wird definiert, was für eine Aufgabe und wofür sie zu lösen ist sowie welche Rahmenbedingungen und speziellen Kundenforderungen zu berücksichtigen [VDA6, S. 62].---
PFLICHTENHEFT (engineering specification) Vom Auftragnehmer erarbeitete Realisierungsvorgaben aufgrund der Umsetzung des Lastenheftes. Im Pflichtenheft wird definiert, wie und womit die Forderungen des Lastenheftes zu realisieren sind.



    Reference: http://home.t-online.de/home/armin.gasch/begriffe.htm
Tom Funke
Local time: 00:41
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 20
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search