System Development Life Cycle

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STAGE
1
Systems Planning
Stage Topic
Chapter 2Analyzing the Business Case
DeliverablePreliminary investigation report
Toolkit SupportPrimary tools: Communications, financial analysis, and project
management tool
Other tool as required.

Systems Planning is the first of five stage in the systems development life cycle (SDLC). In this stage, you will learn how IT projects get started and how a system analyst evaluates a proposed project and determine its feasibility. A system analyst’s first task is to review an IT request to determine whether it presents a strong business case, or justification. To do this, the analyst considers the company’s strategic plan and studies its mission, objectives, and IT needs. Next, the analyst conducts a preliminary investigation, which requires fact-finding to see whether the request is feasible from an operational, technical, economic, and schedule standpoint. At the conclusion of the investigation, the analyst prepares a report and makes a recommendation to management.

STAGE
2
Systems Analysis

Stage Topics
Chapter 3Requirements Modeling
Chapter 4Data and Process Modeling
Chapter 5Object Modeling
Chapter 6Development Strategies
DeliverableSystem requirements document
Toolkit SupportPrimary tools: Communications, financial analysis, and
project management tool
Other tool as required.
System Analysis is the second of five stages in the system development life cycle (SDLC). In the prior stage, systems planning, you conducted a preliminary investigation to learn more about the systems request. Now, in the systems analysis stage, you will use requirements modeling, data and process modeling, and object modeling to represent the new system. Before proceeding to the next stage, systems design, you will consider system development strategies.

STAGE
3
Systems Design
Stage Topics
Chapter 7Output and User Interface Design
Chapter 8Data Design
Chapter 9System Architecture...
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