Software Development LifeCycle Templates for Disposition Phase

Phase ten of the Software Development LifeCycle is the Disposition Phase. We have now written technical documents for the Initiation, Concept Development, Planning, Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, Deployment and Operations phases.

SDLC Templates for Disposition Phase

Next, we will write documents to show how to dispose of the software once its lifecycle is completed. Use the Disposition Phase to eliminate a large part of a system or close down a system and end the life cycle process.

The deliverables for this phase include:

  • Disposition Plan
  • Post-Termination Review Report
  • Archived System

Tasks & Activities for Disposition Phase

This phase ensures that data, procedures, and documentation are packaged and archived correctly, which lets you reinstall the system back to an operational status, if necessary

Tasks and activities for this phase include:

  • Prepare Disposition Plan
  • Archive or Transfer Data
  • Archive or Transfer Software Components
  • Archive Life Cycle Deliverables
  • Close the System
  • Dispose of Equipment
  • Prepare Post-Termination Review Report

The Disposition Phase is the end of the systems life cycle. Create a Disposition Plan to address archiving, transferring, and disposing of the system and data.

The disposition activities preserve information not only about the production system but also how it developed through its life cycle.

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