Following on my last blog (Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in IS), I will now talk about the first phase of SDLC which is Planning.
The key to any successful project is proper planning. Planning, in any task, is extremely beneficial.
- Increases efficiency
- Gives right direction
- Keeps good control
- Helps achieve objectives
- Encourages creativity and innovation
- Helps in decision making
Planning in SDLC begins when a request is received from a user for systems development.
The steps in planning are:
- Arrange Information System Needs
During planning it is vital to establish a team who develop appropriate documentation, establish a project charter, business case and carry out a project feasibility study. (Legally, Technically, Economically)
The following video goes into further detail regarding the feasibility study: