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Software Project Documentation

We start with a brief introduction of the project and how to get started with the Project doc Toolbox and add ons to define your documentation requirements gathering. While its not easy to do a software document, but everyone needs a proper documentation for reference.

Software projects run smoother and future enhancements are easier when the documentation its written along with the code. Certain types of documents pages provide links, examples and checklists for the most common types of documents used on software projects. There is no one size fits all concept in software project documentation. The documents created and their content are dictated by the requirements of the project.

Typically each documents consists.

  • A brief description of the overview of the content and scope of the document.
  • A template dipicts major section headings and a brief explanation of what is needed in each section.
  • Examples illustrating what the document might look like. Examples are good for clarification purpose and are narrowly focused.
  • A quality assurance (QA) checklist that lists criteria, usually in the form of brief questions, for assessing a document. A checklist provides guidance for evaluating the work/tasks completed.

For convenience, the documents are organized into two groups

1. Process Documents
2. Product Documents

Process Documents

The vision statement

The vision statement directs the project by specifying what tasks to be accomplished. It defines the scope of a project. A good vision statement helps you make decisions regarding priorities and what to do and what not.

Project Charter

The project charter defines the scope of the project providing justification to know its feasible. If the project is approved, the information contained in the project charter will be expanded and further refined in the project plan.

Software Requirements Specification (SRS)

The software requirements specification or Functional Requirement Specification lists the functional and non functional attributes with any implementation constraints. The requirements document serves a diverse audience ranging from non-technical clients to programmers. The needs of these requirements are commonly expressed at progressive levels of detail. Most requirements documents will include a list of general product features as well as the detailed system behavior needed to deliver these features. Detailed system behavior is represented with use cases or usage scenarios.

Software Project Management Plan (SPMP)

Project planning is the process of defining the expected outcomes of the project and devising a course of action for accomplishing them. The project plan documents the outcomes of the planning process. The project plan to be constantly be updated and refined throughout the project as requirements change . Initially some projects start with required information needed to plan the project in. More often, the project plan starts with a high-level breakdown of known work, a course grain schedule and only estimates for cost, resources and time duration. Later, these components of the project plan are progressively refined.

Release Plan

The release plan is a high-level schedule that stretches for the duration of the project. There is one release plan per project, it specifies the timing of iterations and iterations of product features.

Iteration Plan

An iteration plan defines the activities that will be performed during an iteration. There specify the detailed tasks for an iteration, and in some cases an assignment of tasks to individuals.

Project Success Criteria

Project success criteria determines how the end results of the project will be measured. Its crucial to maintain the delivery time of the project and within the budget. The project success criteria defines in a measurable verifiable way what constitutes project success.

Project Closure Report

This Project Closure report helps to identify the project completion criteria, listing all the deliverables to the client to handing over the project to client.

Status Report

Status reports are created to keep the client updated on the progress of the project.Checklists are used so that no single thing goes missing.

Product Documents

The purpose of the design document is to explain the organization of the code. A well written design document significantly reduces the time it takes for new to a project to follow, read and understand the code for further modifications and enhancements

The design document identifies major system components, describing the static attributes and dynamic patterns of interaction.

Software architecture and designs are typically expressed with a combination of UML models, like class and sequence diagrams. Dataflow diagrams are helpful for understanding the interaction between components and overall flow of data through the system.

Test Plan

Test plan describes the overview of all the testing activities.

User Guide

User guide explain how to use the software from the end user's perspective. A well written user guide will welcome first-time users by providing basic information about how to get started, it also include in-depth information for power users wanting to understand in detail of how to use the advanced features of the software.

System Documentation

The system documentation contains user manuals, installation guide to explain how to install and configure the software.

Software documentation accompanies the huge information engraved into a crisp content. No user likes to read huge documentation and this is what makes harder for the companies to run smoother business even after investing huge money on their requirements documentation. To create the user engagement into the documentation, rather than putting huge information, placing small and right content shall allow going with the code.

Understanding your key stakeholders in mind, we develop the software project documentation that holds crystal-clear information guide. Typically, requirement documentation for a software project is done to cater an ease of understanding to the developers about the whole functionality of the software.

Everyone involved in the software project development: end users, managers, customers, architects, engineers, developers, testers, and designers, to name a few, will be using the documentation throughout the process of software development. So, understanding your stakeholders is our first priority, following which we start writing the content. Our technical writing department would allot each of our writers to have a collaborative discussion with each of your departments during the documentation process. This is to insure that your software requirement documentation is going in the right way with time-to-time.

Gathering the functional and non-functional requirements, conjointly with identifying the implementation constraints; we start preparing an impressive documentation.

To serve the diverse audience by meeting the needs entirely, is what we intent through our comprehensive software project documentation services.

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