System Design Document Template

Use this System Design Document template to record the results of the system design process and describes how the system will satisfy the Requirements Specification.

System Design Document Template: Purpose

Use this System Design Document template to:

  • Identify the software products to be produced.
  • Describe benefits, objectives and goals.
  • Discuss trade-off analyses, such as resource use versus productivity.
  • Identify constraints and contingencies.

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This System Design Document is a 22 page template in MS Word format, which can be easily modified for your next project. It also includes Free Requirements Traceability Matrix and Data Dictionary templates. Please see more screenshots and the Table of Contents below.

System Design Document Template: Screenshots

The System Design Document (SDD) interprets the requirements into a description of the structure, components, interfaces, and data necessary to support the build process.

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Document History

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Chapter 1, Executive Summary

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Chapter 2, Design Overview

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Chapter 3, System Architecture

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Chapter 4, Data Design

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Chapter 5, Detailed Design

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Chapter 5.2, Software Detailed Design

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Chapter 6, External Interface Design

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Chapter 7, Human Machine Interface

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Chapter 8, System Integrity Controls

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System Design Document Template: Table of Contents

1.  Executive Summary
1.1 Purpose of this document
1.2 Identification
1.3 Scope
1.4 Relationship to Other Plans
1.5 Methodology, Tools, and Techniques
1.6 Policies, Directives and Procedures

2 Design Overview
2.1 Background Information
2.2 System Evolution Description
2.3 Current Process
2.4 Proposed Process
2.5 Technology Forecast
2.6 Constraints
2.7 Design Trade-offs
2.8 User Characteristics
2.8.1 User Problem Statement
2.8.2 User Objectives

3 System Architecture
3.1 Hardware Architecture
3.2 Software Architecture
3.3 Communications Architecture

4 Data Design
4.1 Database Management System Files
4.2 Non-Database Management System Files

5 Detailed Design
5.1 Hardware Detailed Design
5.2 Software Detailed Design
5.2.1 Module [X]
5.2.1.1 Processing
5.2.1.2 Local data structures
5.2.2 Module [X]
5.3 Communications Detailed Design

6 External Interface Design
6.1 Interface Architecture
6.2 Interface Detailed Design

7 Human-Machine Interface
7.1 Interface Design Rules
7.2 Inputs
7.3 Outputs
7.4 Navigation Hierarchy
7.4.1 Screen [x.1]
7.4.2 Screen [x.2]
7.4.3 Screen [x.3]

8 System Integrity Controls

9 Appendix A
9.1 Requirements Traceability Matrix
9.4 Glossary of Terms

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Free Data Dictionary Template

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Data Dictionary

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Data Dictionary instructions

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Data Dictionary – Sample Entity

 

System Design Document Template: Contents & Format

The templates are in Microsoft Word format and can be downloaded online for only $9.99. The template pack includes the following documents:

System Design Document Template 22 pages Download System Design Document template
Requirements Traceability Matrix 6 pages Download System Design Document template
Data Dictionary Template 8 pages System Design Document templates

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