Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical SDLC Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any SDLC related project.
Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated SDLC specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the SDLC Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…
- Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation
Then find your goals…
STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track
Featuring 714 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which SDLC improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 714 standard requirements:
- Is the software and application development process based on an industry best practice and is information security included throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC) process?
- The expectations for validation of work over the internet are fairly clear, but encryption is not. since encryption actually transforms the data, how is this expected to be validated?
- At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once SDLC is put into production (e.g., ongoing Risk Management after implementation)?
- At what point will vulnerability assessments be performed once the system is put into production (e.g., ongoing risk management after implementation)?
- What review processes are implemented to ensure that nonfunctional requirements are unambiguous, traceable, and testable throughout the entire SDLC?
- Are there checkpoints throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC) verifying and certifying that the security requirements are being met?
- If data for the system is to be shared with other entities, will your organization implement data exchange agreements with the entities?
- When does security testing occur during the SDLC (e.g., unit level, subsystem, system, certification and accreditation)?
- Does your organizations five year IT capital plan address information security and privacy as related to this system?
- If contingencies identified if this activity can’t be completed on time, what is the impact on other activities?
Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:
- The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the SDLC book in PDF containing 714 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…
Your SDLC self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:
- The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the SDLC Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which SDLC areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough SDLC Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:
STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy
The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage SDLC projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step SDLC Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 SDLC project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Probability and Impact Assessment: Workarounds are determined during which step of risk management?
- Procurement Audit: Can changes be made to automatic disbursement programs without proper approval of management?
- Assumption and Constraint Log: Are funding and staffing resource estimates sufficiently detailed and documented for use in planning and tracking the SDLC project?
- Procurement Audit: Does the organization have an overall procurement strategy and/or policy?
- Stakeholder Management Plan: Can the requirements be traced to the appropriate components of the solution, as well as test scripts?
- Risk Register: Amongst the action plans and recommendations that you have to introduce are there some that could stop or delay the overall program?
- Activity Cost Estimates: Based on your SDLC project communication management plan, what worked well?
- Procurement Audit: Is the functioning of automatic disbursement programs tested by an independent party?
- Stakeholder Management Plan: Does all SDLC project documentation reside in a common repository for easy access?
- Cost Management Plan: Is it standard practice to formally commit stakeholders to the SDLC project via agreements?
Step-by-step and complete SDLC Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 SDLC project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 SDLC project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 SDLC project Scope Statement
- 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
- 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
- 2.9 WBS Dictionary
- 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
- 2.11 Activity List
- 2.12 Activity Attributes
- 2.13 Milestone List
- 2.14 Network Diagram
- 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
- 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
- 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
- 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
- 2.19 SDLC project Schedule
- 2.20 Cost Management Plan
- 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
- 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
- 2.23 Cost Baseline
- 2.24 Quality Management Plan
- 2.25 Quality Metrics
- 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
- 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
- 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
- 2.30 Communications Management Plan
- 2.31 Risk Management Plan
- 2.32 Risk Register
- 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
- 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
- 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
- 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
- 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
- 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
- 2.39 Change Management Plan
3.0 Executing Process Group:
- 3.1 Team Member Status Report
- 3.2 Change Request
- 3.3 Change Log
- 3.4 Decision Log
- 3.5 Quality Audit
- 3.6 Team Directory
- 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
- 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
- 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
- 3.10 Issue Log
4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:
- 4.1 SDLC project Performance Report
- 4.2 Variance Analysis
- 4.3 Earned Value Status
- 4.4 Risk Audit
- 4.5 Contractor Status Report
- 4.6 Formal Acceptance
5.0 Closing Process Group:
- 5.1 Procurement Audit
- 5.2 Contract Close-Out
- 5.3 SDLC project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any SDLC project with this in-depth SDLC Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose SDLC projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
- Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in SDLC and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.
Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’
This Toolkit empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make SDLC investments work better.
This SDLC All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:
Includes lifetime updates
Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.