Are you signing a contract to outsource a software development project to a vendor? Ask these questions to make sure you know what you're getting and are getting what you are paying for.
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Ensure that your application, network and database is secure from unauthorized user access. Define your security requirements with this specifications form and checklist.
If you contract an external training service to train users in your new application, you should evaluate their performance. Use this form to review the training team's performance and leverage it against future training service needs.
You've prototyped your application's user interface. Now check to see where it is okay and where it needs improvement.
You've tested the new system or application and found some bugs that require the attention of the development team. This form will help you characterize the type, description and disposition of post-testing system change requests.
This form provides a quick and dirty assessment rating for product and development quality.
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.
Does your project involve building an automated system based on individual business areas that are designed and implemented separately? Here's an example of a planning strategy for integrating business areas into a single system.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It's not just an environmental slogan, it's a project manager's dream. Document standards as to how to reuse development objects and approaches on your project, as in this IEF-based client/server example.
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.