Systems Development Life Cycle – Stay Ahead of the Curve

The systems development life cycle (SDLC) makes it simpler for your company to implement change requests to your IT infrastructure. SDLC supports your company in prioritizing, authorizing, approving, scheduling, and implementing changes. No matter how complex or simple the change may be, implementing IT change management can help prevent service disruptions and minimize risk. During the development of a new system or application, security controls are implemented using the systems development life cycle. This article at Architecture and Governance by Holt Hackney speaks about the importance of IT governance and project planning in a changing environment.

Systems Development Life Cycle in a Changing Environment

IT governance should be well-defined, understandable, and governed by principles consistent with your company’s goals, vision, and strategy. You must empower individuals and give them authority to achieve the results that support organizational direction.

Systems development life cycle and project planning have been continuous processes that have led to successful maturity levels. Earlier, systems development relied on sequential processes that were predictive. According to the Agile manifesto, Agile uses an iterative technique in systems development and project planning. Since Agile methodologies break long systems development life cycles into manageable chunks, they deliver viable products to clients significantly faster. Despite the rise in popularity of Agile methodologies, research indicates that the Waterfall methodology is still in use.

SDLC Methodologies

Many organizations use systems development life cycles, or SDLCs, to provide the justification and budget for a system’s design and construction. As part of the SDLC, duties for maintenance and the end-of-life phase of the system are also specified. System development methodologies (SDM) outline procedures for defining, designing, and implementing a system.

A Waterfall approach involves starting a new phase after achieving the previous milestone. However, the disadvantage of this approach is that it ignores incidents by assuming a smooth workflow, which is unrealistic.Customer involvement from the outset of the development cycle is the aim of Agile. Stakeholders, or product owners, work with the team to develop a product backlog and design Sprints to produce incremental deliverables.

In addition, the author speaks about dependency on SDLC for planning.

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