Submit all required artefacts necessary to achieve the ‘Life Cycle Architecture Milestone' (LCAM). The most important artefact of the LCAM is the ‘executable architecture' or ‘proof-of-concept' prototype which demonstrates end-to-end support for the most difficult, risky, critical core use case to be supported by the project, using the expressed software architecture, in the intended deployment environment. The LCAM involves the following artefacts:
Fully developed use case descriptions for the highest priority (in terms of risk) use cases. Relatively complete use case descriptions for most use cases.
Relatively complete and detailed non-functional requirement document.
Relatively complete analysis model (domain model).
Refined versions of the architecture document and diagrams (Use case, analysis, design, implementation, test, and deployment models).
Complete design diagrams for the selected and implemented highest priority use case (class, collaboration, sequence, and state diagrams) Relatively refined design diagrams for remaining critical and significant use cases.
An implementation model of the executable architecture (proof-of-concept prototype) including all source code, and supporting executable libraries demonstrating adherence to stated coding, and documentation standards. (IE a snapshot of your development environment).
Test results demonstrating unit, component, and integration testing results for the executable architecture. Evidence of a unit testing framework incorporated in the implementation model.
A refined project plan detailing specific high level tasks for each iteration of the Construction and Transition phases.
Signoff from the project sponsor indicating willingness to proceed to the Construction phase.