Chapter 19. Lifecycle Management: Business Observations

Introduction

This chapter discusses a number of lifecycle-management principles that are important to remember as a business moves forward with a lifecycle-management plan. The information in this chapter focuses on business drivers that impact lifecycle management. Many are just factors that must be addressed, such as legal requirements. Other business drivers might be potential obstacles to the success of lifecycle management (for instance, enterprise readiness, the political nature of decision making, and the desire for change).

Rules, regulations, laws, and so on seldom, if ever, become simpler. As time moves forward, therefore, we can expect that intellectual property rights, personal ...

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