Software Development Plan Essentials

Brett MillerProject Management, Software Development, Software Development Plan0 Comments

A software development plan is a document that details the tasks and approach used for a particular software project. It should be time-sequenced and identify resources and task dependencies. This information should be maintained throughout the life of the project. Stakeholders must understand and agree with the approach outlined in the project plan.

Software Development Plan:

Here is a list of items that must be incorporated in any plan.

  • Project Overview
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Business Objectives and Measure of Success
  • Analysis and Requirements Identification
  • Timeline (Gantt Chart)
  • Assumptions
  • Deliverables
  • Risks & Contingencies
  • Architecture and Design
  • Software Development Activities
  • Quality & Testing
    Does the project meet requirements and function as it should?
  • Training
    Teaching the users the proper use of the software application
  • Release
  • Maintenance and Enhancements

Take the time to thoroughly identify elements outlined and you will have taken a large step toward the ultimate success of you project.

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