The fifth phase in the Software Development LifeCycle is the Design Phase. We have now finished technical documents for the Initiation, Software Concept Development, Planning and Requirements phases. Next, we will write documents to capture how to design the database, system and the interface.
Software Development LifeCycle Templates for Design Phase
This week we look at the Microsoft Word templates, guides and design document for the Design phase. This is one of the most detailed parts of the Software Development LifeCycle where the IT Architects will use the requirements gathered earlier in the process to design how the application works.
These documents for this phase include:
- Design Document
- Database Design Document
- System Design Document
Different SDCL Methodologies & Design Phase
Depending on the SDLC Methodology you use, for example, RUP or Scrum, the User Guide and Training Plan may be part of this phase. For others methodologies, these guides and manuals will be written in the Operations and Maintenance Phase.
Next week, we show how to write documents for the SDLC Development Phase.
About the Author: Sandra Nielsen is a Software Development consultant who specializes in Waterfall, RUP and other software development methodologies. Download her free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit