Phases of SDLC

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Phases of SDLC by Mind Map: Phases of SDLC

1. Planning Phase

1.1. Activites

1.1.1. Assemble the project team

1.1.1.1. It is like building a house. It is important to have a plan. Initial plans for an information system are developed during the planning phase

1.1.2. Justify project

1.1.3. Choose development methodology

1.1.4. Develop a project schedule

1.1.5. Produce a project development plan

2. Analysis Phase

2.1. Activities

2.1.1. Study the current system

2.1.1.1. It is important to study the current system to understand its strengths and weaknesses before designing a new system

2.1.2. Determine system requirements

2.1.3. Write requirements report

3. Design Phase

3.1. Activities

3.1.1. Identify potential solutions

3.1.1.1. Project team should brainstorm and researching case studies at Web sites and in computer publications to come up with solutions

3.1.2. Evaluate solutions and select the best

3.1.3. Select hardware and software

3.1.4. Develop application specifications

3.1.5. Obtain approval to implement the new system

4. Implementation Phase

4.1. Activities

4.1.1. Purchase and install hardware and/or software

4.1.1.1. Programming languages, development tools, and application software needed for the new information system are purchased, installed, and tested to ensure that they work correctly

4.1.2. Create applications

4.1.3. Test applications

4.1.4. Finalize documentation

4.1.5. Train users

4.1.6. Convert data

4.1.7. Convert to new system

5. Maintenance Phase

5.1. Activities

5.1.1. Operate equipment

5.1.2. Make backups

5.1.3. Provide help to users

5.1.4. Fix bugs

5.1.5. Optimize for speed and security

5.1.6. Revise software as necessary to meet business needs

5.1.6.1. Upgrades to operating system and commercial software