Implementation Of A Systems Development Lifecycle

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A systems development lifecycle (SDLC) is a term used to describe the process of planning, designing, testing and deployment of information system (Roebuck, 2012). A SDLC has three essential goals: to ensure the delivery of high quality systems, ensure strong management control throughout the project and maximize the output of systems staff (Massey & Satao, 2012).
I. Description
A SDLC contains several specifications required to meet its objectives for instance the capacity to support various technicalities, supporting management control activities, and high applicability (Roebuck, 2012). There are certain approaches that should be met for all SDLC’s goals and requirements to be met for instance it should use layered method to system review, production and installation support, the systems development should be a prototype of a system designed using the technique it supports, it must be designed in a way that it distinct the ‘what’ from ‘how’ in relation to its function and output, and must also systemize its data in a hierarchical style so that users can discover what they want quickly and effortlessly (Desautels, 2007).
SDLC evolved from the need of systems to do systems (Roebuck, 2012). This is mainly because systems development is a rigorous to undertake, and requires a definite scope and disciplined process. According to Massey and Satao, SDLC involves an intricate process that has eventually led an increase in its specialization (2012). For instance,…
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