There are many definitions of lifecycle used in the world of IT and business. It is therefore worthwhile focusing on the interaction between lifecycles from different perspectives within the enterprise and understanding the particulars. Why? Because no matter how specific we believe we are, unless everyone is absolutely clear, it is more than likely that misunderstandings will occur.

It is frequently overlooked that architectural service design is part of a lifecycle and that the lifecycle is not an IT service lifecycle (as defined by ITIL) or a software delivery lifecycle (SDLC), Agile or otherwise, put forward by applications developers. It is both; only where a service is constructed entirely of ...

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