Software Life Cycle Toolkit

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Perform database and software life cycle activities to ensure highest level of system performance and availability and compliance with business requirements.

More Uses of the Software Life Cycle Toolkit:

  • Manage all aspects of the software life cycle (Requirements Gathering, Testing, Deployment, Support).

  • Coordinate: architecture, design, develop, unit test, debug, deploy and support software ensuring end to end software life cycle.

  • Manage all aspects of the software life cycle (Requirements Gathering, Testing,Deployment, Support).

  • Perform Software Testing in all phases of the design develop test release maintain software life cycle.

  • Manage software life cycles.

  • Be an expert on software life cycle processes and champion process best practices, metrics, and high Quality Standards.

  • Maintain the level of quality throughout the software life cycle.

  • Manage work with Development Teams throughout the software life cycle ensuring sustainable software releases.

  • Drive: general software life cycle understanding.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Software Life Cycle Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Software Life Cycle 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 Software Life Cycle specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Software Life Cycle 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 991 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Software Life Cycle improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. How do you compare similar or identical software projects that use different lifecycles in order to determine the true efficiency or value of using an innovative approach over a standard one?

  2. How many database deployments are canceled or returned to development by a change approver who has rejected the change late in the Software Development lifecycle?

  3. Which phases of a Software Development life cycle normally incorporates the security specifications, determines Access Controls, and evaluates encryption options?

  4. Has the system/program leveraged common development and maintenance of applications with another system/program to reduce life cycle software Maintenance Costs?

  5. Does the vendors software provide an electronic audit trail of all media/container movements that covers the entire life cycle of the media/containers?

  6. How can model based metadata be used across the software life cycle, especially beyond code and artifact generation at development time?

  7. How can future values of factors as software reliability be predicted and evaluated at key milestones in the development life cycle?

  8. Does software lifecycle approach & timeframe meet needs of overall project; does it have a chance of being close to what is needed?

  9. Do members of the Software Engineering group and other software related groups receive the training necessary to perform roles?

  10. Which provides the use of a secure tunnel for telecommuting without manually installing and configuring encryption software?

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 Software Life Cycle book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Software Life Cycle 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 Software Life Cycle Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Software Life Cycle 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 Software Life Cycle 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 Software Life Cycle projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Software Life Cycle Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Software Life Cycle project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Just how important is your work to the overall success of the Software Life Cycle project?

  2. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Is cost and schedule performance measurement done in a consistent, systematic manner?

  3. Human Resource Management Plan: Is pert / critical path or equivalent methodology being used?

  4. Risk Audit: Have all involved been advised of any obligations they have to sponsors?

  5. Requirements Management Plan: What information regarding the Software Life Cycle project requirements will be reported?

  6. Variance Analysis: Are indirect costs accumulated for comparison with the corresponding budgets?

  7. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: What organizational arrangements are planned to ensure the Software Life Cycle project achieves its social development outcomes?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Why is it important to reduce deliverables to a smallest component?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Is the Steering Committee active in Software Life Cycle project oversight?

  10. Change Management Plan: How does the principle of senders and receivers make the Software Life Cycle project communications effort more complex?

Step-by-step and complete Software Life Cycle Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Software Life Cycle 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 Software Life Cycle project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Software Life Cycle project with this in-depth Software Life Cycle Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Software Life Cycle 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 Software Life Cycle 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 Software Life Cycle investments work better.

This Software Life Cycle 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.