In my last post I discussed the foundation of the Systems Development Life-cycle and stated the 5 stages involved in this life-cycle. In this post I will discuss the first stage, Planning, in detail.
The first stage of the SDLC is the Planning stage.
The planning stage starts when someone requests the development of a new system. The system developer would then identify the problem in the existing system that needs to be solved. Next a team would be formed to develop the system. The team would draw up a number of documents setting out a timeline for the project and the feasibility of the project. Examples of these documents are Project Charters, Business Case and Project Feasibility.
The main objectives that need to be achieved by the end of the Planning Stage are the development of a problem statement and feasibility report, the formation of a team and the allocation of the roles to be played by team members.