The End of an “Eternal Sunshine”

10 Mar

Now that this seemingly “Eternal Sunshine of an IS Mind” is finishing up tonight I would like my final blog to briefly summarise the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in IS.


  • Basically Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a process that organisations use to develop information systems.
  • It was introduced to address the problems faced during the software development process.
  • SDLC is a disciplined and systematic approach that divides the software development process into various phases, such as requirement, design, and coding.
  • The phase-wise development process helps to track schedule, cost, and quality of the software projects life cycle.A

Overview of SDLC Phases:

  1. Planning:
    Establishes a high-level view of the intended project and determines its goals.
  2. Analysis:
    Analyses end-user information needs in terms of what the IS should do.

  3. Design:
    Describes desired features and operations in detail – how the parts of an information system should be implemented.
  4. Implementation:
    Convert final physical system specifications into working and reliable software.
  5. Maintenance:
    Software Changes are made here.

There are various SDLC methodologies which have developed over the past and guide us through the software development life cycles. The major SDLC methodologies are :

  1. Waterfall Method
  2. Rapid Application development (RAD)
  3. Prototyping Model
  4. Spiral model

The following brief video explains SDLC in simple terms:

Thanks for reading my blogs! I hope they helped you to understand SDLC and its phases more clearly. Thanks for all the comments and best of luck with your projects 🙂

Please read the rest of my groups blogs on this topic:

  • SAD111456462
  • SAD111456588
  • SAD111461372



2 Responses to “The End of an “Eternal Sunshine””

  1. sad111424152 March 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    Great idea to summarise everything in your final blog! Well done! 🙂

  2. sad112759089 March 11, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Great picture to end on!

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