Software Development LifeCycle Templates for Planning Phase

The third phase in the Software Development LifeCycle is to document that Planning Phase. We have now finished the documents for the Initiation and Software Concept Development phases. Now we write the technical documents to plan how the system will be developed, tested and implemented.

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Software Development LifeCycle Templates for Planning Phase

This week, we look at the Microsoft Word templates, guides and manuals for the Planning phase. This is one of the most detailed parts of the Software Development LifeCycle and requires many technical documents.

These documents for this phase include:

  • Acquisition Plan
  • Configuration Management Plan
  • Quality Assurance Plan
  • Concept of Operations
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Conversion Plan
  • Availability Plan
  • Capacity Plan
  • Change Management Plan
  • Deployment Plan
  • Installation Plan
  • Transition Plan
  • Bill of Materials
  • System Security Plan
  • Project Management Plan
  • Verification and Validation Plan

Software Development LifeCycle Requirements Phase

Next week, we show how to write these documents and then move into the Requirements 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

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