Artifact: Integration Build Plan
This artifact provides a detailed plan for integration within an iteration.
Domains: Implementation
Work Product Kinds: Plan

The purpose of the Integration Build Plan is to define the order in which the components should be implemented, which builds to create when integrating the system, and how they are to be assessed.

The following people will use the Integration Build Plan:

  • Implementers, to plan the order in which to implement design elements, and what and when to deliver to system integration
  • Integrator, as a planning tool
  • Test designer, to define the tests for the iteration
Key Considerations

You should adjust the outline of the Integration Build Plan to suit the nature of your project. For example, if the system is large, there may be a case for having subsidiary plans for each implementation subsystem. The formality and extent of the test material contained or referenced from the Integration Build Plan will vary depending on the significance of the build. Obviously the final build of an iteration will be formally assessed against all the evaluation criteria described in the Iteration Plan.