8 MS Word Templates for Planning Phase of Software Development LifeCycle

Phase three of the Software Development LifeCycle is where we document the Planning Phase. Once you have completed documents for the Initiation and Software Concept Development phases, we write the Planning documents, where we create technical documentations to plan how the system is be developed, tested and implemented.

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Microsoft Word Templates for Planning Phase

Now we examine 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 complex technical documentations.

What requirements, plans and design documents do I need to write for this phase?

In this phase, you need to write technical documentations, such as:

  1. Acquisition Plan
  2. Concept of Operations
  3. Configuration Management Plan
  4. Project Management Plan
  5. Quality Assurance Plan
  6. System Engineering Management Plan
  7. System Security Plan
  8. Verification and Validation Plan

Download SDLC Templates

You can download Software Development LifeCycle templates from the following sites:

Next Steps When Documenting SDLC Projects

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

About the Author: Aaron Ryan is an IT Manager who specializes in Waterfall, RUP, CMMI, and other software engineering methodologies. Download his free Microsoft Word templates at the Software Development Lifecycle Template Kit

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