60 x Software Development Lifecycle Templates (MS Word/Excel/Visio)
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SDLC Documents by Phases
What technical documents are required for the different phases of the software development lifecycle?
Here are the documents broken out by the main waterfall phases. Essentially, this includes manuals, guides, and plans to do the following:
- Define the project setup
- Analyze the requirements
- Design the databases, applications, user interface, and network
- Code and test the actual software that you’ve developed
- Verify, validate, and ensure that it can be deployed
The following documents are required for different phases of the software development lifecycle.
In the Initiation phase, you need to write the following documents:
Describes the need or opportunity to improve existing agency business functions using automation and technology. Identify unmet goals or performance improvements. [Learn more about the Concept Proposal template ]
Use this to build a Business Case for your project; identify the return on investment for your solution to seek approval by your sponsor. [Learn more about the Business Case template ]
Concept Development Phase
The Concept Development Phase typically begins after the Concept Proposal and Project Charter are approved, the Initiation project status review completed, and approval to proceed to the Concept Development Phase is granted.
The purpose of the Concept Development Phase is to:
- Evaluate the feasibility of alternatives
- Define and approve project scope, including the system, deliverables, and required activities.
The Concept Development Phase includes the following tasks:
- Business need analysis
- Project scope definition
- Technical alternatives evaluation
- Project acquisition strategy
- Risk analysis
- Project costs approval
- Roles and responsibilities definition
- Work breakdown structure definition
- Project viability creation
- Approval to progress to the planning phase
In the Concept phase, you need to write the following documents:
Use the Cost Benefit Analysis template to calculate and compare benefits and costs of a project or decision. The CBA helps predict whether a project’s benefits or decision outweigh its costs relative to other alternatives.
- Determine if the project or decision is a sound investment or decision.
- Compare the total expected cost of each option against the total expected benefits, determine if benefits outweigh the costs, and by how much.
Use the Feasibility Study template to determine whether alternative solutions will satisfy customer requirements. Use the template to rank and score each alternative solution to determine its overall feasibility. [Learn more about the Feasibility Study template ]
Risk Management Plan
Identifies potential risks. estimate impacts, and define responses to issues. It also contains a risk assessment matrix. The Risk Management Plan captures likely risks with high and low impact, as well as mitigation strategies should problems arise. Review risk management plans periodically to ensure relevance. [Learn more about the Risk Management Plan template ]
System Boundary Document
Use this System Boundary Document template (SBD) to establish the boundaries of an information technology (IT) project. Capture the goals and objectives that the IT project is intended to satisfy.
Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
Use the Responsibility Assignment Matrix to define the roles, authority, responsibility, skills, and capacity requirements for all project tasks needed to complete the project. The agency and contractor responsibilities are addressed in the RAM .
In the Planning phase, you need to write the following documents:
Use the Acquisition Plan template to identify how and when the required resources will be obtained.
Change Management Plan
Use the Change Management Plan template to define how project changes will be monitored and controlled from project inception through completion.
Requirements Analysis Phase
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