System Development Life Cycle Toolkit

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Establish System Development Life Cycle: secure network system by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.

More Uses of the System Development Life Cycle Toolkit:

  • Lead the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and work with other IT teams to ensure all proper protocols are adhered to throughout the lifecycle of the project.

  • Ensure you collaborate; lead Process Management and improvement champions Continuous Improvement and adoption of Project Management and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Best Practices using innovative ideas to increase effectiveness.

  • Utilize SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) or Agile processes for developing applications/programs through investigation, analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance.

  • Lead the analysis and staging process of application developments, application deployments/installation through a release process, and other various support functions in the System Development Life Cycle.

  • Be accountable for ensuring technical integration is achieved across the enterprise by actively participating in every phase of the System Development Life Cycle and evaluating the architecture impact on the IT investment, financial systems, and Business Operations.

  • Ensure you standardize; lead Process Management and improvement champions Continuous Improvement and adoption of Project Management and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Best Practices using innovative ideas to increase effectiveness.

  • Ensure you specialize; lead Process Management and improvement champions Continuous Improvement and adoption of Project Management and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Best Practices using innovative ideas to increase effectiveness.

  • Be certain that your venture applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the System Development Life Cycle to support the generation of engineering applications and wide range of products.

  • Navigate , lead system development review to ensure controls are considered and implemented as part of the System Development Life Cycle process.

  • Be accountable for networking, operating systems, Systems Software, Application Management, Information security, Business Continuity/disaster recovery, System Development Life Cycle, Data Analysis, Change Management processes, Identity and Access Management, Cloud Services.

  • Ensure you accumulate; lead Process Management and improvement champions Continuous Improvement and adoption of Project Management and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Best Practices using innovative ideas to increase effectiveness.

  • Become skilled at analyzing existing System Documentation to summarize existing system functionality as it relates to the project at hand.

  • Be accountable for learning from and adhering to internal quality manual Quality System Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms, etc.

  • Provide architectural / risk based analysis of Information Assurance / Cybersecurity features and relate existing system to future needs and trends and requirements.

  • Direct System Development Life Cycle: conduct and ensure Unit Testing, System Integration testing, Performance Testing, User Acceptance Testing, or any client specific testing.

  • Ensure you steer; lead cloud based system use and securing of operating systems, Network Infrastructure, Software Applications, Web Servers, and databases.

  • Develop System Development Life Cycle: security Best Practices firewall, Intrusion Detection system / Intrusion Prevention system, encryption, end point/server/e mail antivirus, multi factor authentication, spam filtering, etc.

  • Manage work with Information security and PCI auditor to ensure that system designs are vetted for potential PCI Compliance conflicts before designs are implemented.

  • Be certain that your strategy maintains compliance with established government and organization Safety Regulations, environmental and emergency procedures and Quality System Requirements.

  • Steer System Development Life Cycle: partner with business and Solution Architects to Identify Opportunities For Improvement to minimize system or Business Process downtime.

  • Devise System Development Life Cycle: document and manage complaints and inquiries per Quality Management System Processes And Procedures.

  • Secure that your corporation leads the applications integration and design considerations among multiple applications groups; advises the system and infrastructure configuration from application performance, scalability, and capacity perspective.

  • Manage work on difficult Data Models with stakeholders or potential users of the system to clarify requirements, implement the taxonomy, mitigate risks, and overcome roadblocks.

  • Develop structures, mechanisms, and thermal system elements to solve customer challenges, and see elements through build, test, integration, and operation.

  • Ensure your organization conducts online, batch and data verification testing (checked for accuracy and inconsistencies after Data Migration is done) of the system and validates test results.

  • Change Management leading the planning and execution of Change Management efforts that maximize employee change readiness for a variety of change initiatives ranging from organizational changes to process and system changes.

  • Be accountable for using a Trouble Ticket system Responds to break/x issues throughout your organization Fix printer issues.

  • Ensure your team complies; monitors system performance and usage to maintain security and reliability, coordinates new software releases, fixes, and upgrades with technical team and users.

  • Evaluate all documents according to System Requirements and evaluate all design and perform tests on all development activities and administer all complex methodologies.

  • Gather customer needs data, and use the information to identify, predict, interpret, and evaluate system and network requirements.

  • Ensure you mentor; recommend training and Development Systems.

  • Identify and implement opportunities that improve the quality of life for employees as recognition and appreciation programs and other innovative engagement strategies.

  • Support Product Development teams throughout the entire DfS process (life cycle thinking, ideas generation, sustainability assessment, measurement and communication).

  • Partner with engineering, product, sales, marketing, Professional Services, documentation, and Executive Stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of product updates.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the System Development 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which System Development Life Cycle improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Whose voice (department, ethnic group, women, older workers, etc) might you have missed hearing from in your company, and how might you amplify this voice to create positive momentum for your business?

  2. What are you verifying?

  3. What harm might be caused?

  4. Do you have the optimal Project Management team structure?

  5. What are your System Development Life Cycle processes?

  6. What is your organizations system for selecting qualified vendors?

  7. Does the goal represent a desired result that can be measured?

  8. What successful thing are you doing today that may be blinding you to new growth opportunities?

  9. Who controls critical resources?

  10. Do you understand your management processes today?

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 System Development Life Cycle book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all System Development Life Cycle project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the System Development Life Cycle Project Team have enough people to execute the System Development Life Cycle project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed System Development Life Cycle project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 System Development Life Cycle project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 System Development Life Cycle Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 System Development Life Cycle 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 System Development Life Cycle 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 System Development 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 System Development 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 System Development Life Cycle project with this in-depth System Development Life Cycle Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose System Development 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 System Development 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 System Development Life Cycle investments work better.

This System Development 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.