Need to design any job steps as batch procedures? Here's a comprehensive template to use in specifying how the procedure should be coded and all the pertinent associated information.
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Mission-critical projects need to be well-justified, with clear goals that can be referenced throughout the life of the project. This business case template offers an excellent approach to goal-setting and a way to communicate those goals effectively.
Planning a project necessitates analyzing your client's business and determining system requirements based on business structure. What business areas will be addressed, how do they translate to functionality, and how is that functionality prioritized? Start with an organizational mapping of business areas to functions, like this example from the insurance/finance industry.
What data should you keep in a Data Warehouse and why? This form helps you identify the needed data and its associated characteristics in relation to your business requirements.
Here's a template, with attached examples, for testing your Data Warehouse canned queries (analytical reports).
How does your system development project account for software version changes? Backup and recovery of data and files? Requirements changes? Check your score on software configuration management so that you can avoid pitfalls down the road.
The system is ready for testing, and you'd better check to see if everything is there. Formalize the hand-off process between the development team and the testing team with this checklist and signoff form.
When designing a GUI, you need to define properties for the individual window controls, or widgets. This control property matrix will help you define how your GUI should work.
Improved deliverable! The new CIS system isn't ready for prime time until business users have tested it. This plan provides guidance on the how, who, when, where, why and what of acceptance testing.
How do you design an effective GUI so that the user control widgets are correctly mapped to the data elements? With explicit specifications, of course. Here's a well-constructed example.