Understanding the Software Development Lifecycle

6 Mar

Many people may think that understanding the Software Development Lifecycle is difficult but it is quite simple once you break it down. The system development lifecycle took the application creation concept a step further to include the combination of software and hardware. The typical system development lifecycle covers matters such as requirements definition, development practices, testing, deployment and so on. SDLC is a collection of best practices and methodologies.

SDLC is very easy to understand. It helps you improve the quality of your work and improve your productivity while doing so. SDLC have stages to go through to make it even more easier. SDLC then has many various models including the waterfall, spiral and agile. These continue to expand and become enhanced as the requirements of the market becomes a lot more demending. It has really strengthened the pillars of the programming industry due to the wide acceptance of the industry and its clients.

The SDLC is mainly made up of goals and to ensure your best work is produced. The SDLC methodology will help to achieve the goals by:

  • Establishing appropriate levels of management authority to provide timely direction, coordination, control, review, and approval of the system development project.
  • Ensuring project management accountability.
  • Documenting requirements and maintaining trace ability of those requirements throughout the development and implementation process.
  • Ensuring that projects are developed within the current and planned information technology infrastructure.

SDLC is very easy to understand once you understand what it entails. Its about setting your goals and achieving them in an efficient manner. SDLC will help you with this.

One Response to “Understanding the Software Development Lifecycle”

  1. sad111322576 March 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Nice concluding blog! Good depth of information contained within it!

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