Are you prepared to design? The end of the analysis phase is a milestone in an application development project, prime time to assess the accuracy and completeness of the business models and technical design thus far. Use this comprehensive review form to catch all the red flags and guide the development of design specs.
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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.
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.
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.
Are you doing usability testing on your application's user interface? Use this checklist to perform a thorough review on how easily users interpret, navigate and respond to the GUI.
When developing a new system, you'll have to interview the future users and ascertain their requirements for the system. This form walks you through the process.
If you and your team have a bunch of application development tools to evaluate, use this form to make the job easier.
If you're developing a distributed application system, this form will help you make strategic design decisions on how to partition system components.
Designing a client/server architecture for a distributed application? Use this form to help you make intelligent decisions.