Hey Everyone!! 🙂 In my fourth instalment on the wonderful world of systems development life-cycle I’m going to give you all a brief outline on the final stage. This is the maintenance stage of SDLC.
It is important that when a system is implemented, and up and running that it is monitored in order to track its performance. In general, software remains operational for a long period of time after it has been initially introduced, and needs regular maintenance to ensure that the software operates continually at the highest rate possible.
During maintenance, operaters often send out patches to improve the system or remove security threats or bugs that may have been discovered. The main aim in the maintenance stage is to keep the system operating smoothly. Often, a company will request a change to be made, and these are completed during the maintenance stage. The maintenance stage goes on as long as the system is still in operation, as a bug could appear at any time.
So to give a final overview on SDLC –