Software Development Plan
Throughout this course you will be working on several aspects of software engineering that will result in
a complete software development plan. Software engineering places a large importance on planning,
and each phase of the software development project should be carefully thought out in the initial stages
of the project. As a first step, you will be selecting a project to serve as the basis for your software
development plan. You will use this project as the foundation of the work that you will do in each of the
The first step will be to select a project as the target for your Software Development Plan document.
This project will be used as the basis for each of the SLP assignments throughout the course and should
be sufficiently complex to allow the reasonable exercise of the software development planning process. You
should also be familiar enough with the type of project to allow focus on the project tasks without
the significant time required for domain education.
For the SLP assignments in this course you will not be actually creating any software, but rather, you will
be developing a comprehensive Software Development Plan document. Your first task in this process
will be to select the project as stated above and to document the software development methodology
you will use for the project. As you proceed through the course, you will continue to create new sections
of the Software Development Plan. Appropriate research should be conducted to support the
development of your document and assumptions may be made when necessary.
Prepare Methodology Selection section of the Software Development Plan
Table of Contents
Project Summary - Brief description of the software development project including the
major areas of functionality to be developed, available budget, timeframe, and other
factors considered to be relevant to the project.
Description of the software development methodology to be used including justification
Identification of the roles and responsibilities of the people who will be involved in the
project and discussion of the activities these people will perform with respect to the
selected software development methodology.
Thorough, well-organized topic coverage
Written at a college level
2 – 3 pages(not including title page or bibliography), double-spaced Microsoft Word document