SEM System Design Stage

The goal of this stage is to translate the user-oriented functional design specifications into a set of technical, computer-oriented system design specifications; and to design the data structure and processes to the level of detail necessary to plan and execute the Construction and Implementation Stages.  General module specifications should be produced to define what each module is to do, but not how the module is to be coded.  Effort focuses on specifying individual routines and data structures while holding constant the structure and interfaces developed in the previous stage.  Each module and data structure is considered individually during detailed design with emphasis placed on the description of internal and procedural details.  The primary work product of this stage is a system design that provides a blueprint for the coding of individual modules and programs.

Refer to the Testing Manual for more information on performing the various types of testing, and on how to understand the testing-related templates.