The Development Plan describes the solution development process used for the project. This plan compliments the functional specifications that provide the technical details of what will be built. This plan provides consistent guidelines and processes to the teams creating the solution.
Documenting a development process indicates that the team has discussed and concluded on a consistent structure and direction to be used during the development process. This documentation allows developers to be productively focused on creating the solution. Development guidelines and standards promote meaningful communication among the team(s), as they will reference a common approach and processes. It also facilitates reuse among different groups and minimizes the dependency upon one individual or group.
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