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Building Software to Support an Agile Organization/Managing Organizational Projects

Systems development life cycle

The overall process for developing information systems from planning and analysis through implementation and maintenance.


Systems development life cycle

Planning phase

Involves establishing a high-level plan of the intended project and determining project goals.

Analysis phase

Involves analyzing end-user business requirements and refining project goals into defined function and operations of the intended system.

Design phase

Involves describing the desired features and operations of the system including screen layouts, business rules, process diagrams, pseudo code, and other documentation.

Development phase

Involves taking all of the detailed design documents from the design phase and transforming them into the actual system.

Testing phase

Involves bringing all the project pieces together into a special testing environment to test for errors, bugs, and interoperability and verify that the system meets all of the business requirements defined in the analysis phase.

Implementation phase

Involves placing the system into production so users can begin to perform actual business operations with the system.

Maintenance phase

Involves performing changes, corrections, additions, and upgrades to ensure the system continues to meet the business goals.

Waterfall methodology

An activity-based process in which each phase in the SDLC is performed sequentially from planning through implementation and maintenance.

Rapid application development methodology

Design working prototypes of a system to accelerate the development process.

Project management

The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.

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