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Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals by Richard Murch

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Chapter 5. Project Lifecycle Overview

Introduction

Any information technology organization must have a highly structured framework into which it can place processes, principles, and guidelines. The framework used for software development is a called a lifecycle. The software development lifecycle (SDLC) defines a repeatable process for building information systems that incorporate guidelines, methodologies, and standards.

A lifecycle delivers value to an organization by addressing specific business needs within the software application development environment. The implementation of a lifecycle aids project managers in minimizing system development risks, eliminating redundancy, and increasing efficiencies. It also encourages reuse, redesign, and, ...

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