EPRI: Electric Power Research Institute

Software Development


Developer Quality Plan Template


All topics below must be covered in the Developer Quality Plan, but the plan should not be limited to just these topics:

  1. Corporation, Plan Title and version, date effective
  2. Purpose of Plan
  3. Glossary of Terms
  4. How documentation is handled (some examples are):
    • Statement of Work
    • Planning Documents (i.e., Requirements Specification)
    • Software Documents (e.g., User's Manual, Developer's Manual, etc.)
  5. Verification & Validation (V&V) of software
  6. Project management
  7. Software standards used
  8. User Interface Standards used
  9. Development Tools and Techniques
  10. Configuration Management and how source code is saved
  11. Reviews and Audits
  12. Testing
  13. Bug Reporting and Tracking
  14. Training
  15. Risk Management
  16. Process Improvement
  17. Signoffs needed for plan and plan revisions