Planning is the first stage in SDLC. It involves the system analyst receiving a request from the user of the potential system. This phase will determine how feasible the proposed project is and whether they should proceed or not in developing the system. A problem is identified to be solved. A team is established. The following documents are developed: project charter, business case and project feasibility.
The key deliverables from this stage include: a general problem statement, establish a team (each member is assigned with their own roles) and a feasibility report.
If the project proves to the feasible, it is then passed on to the analysis phase, phase 2, which will be discussed in my next post.