Work-Related Project Analysis, Part I
Instructor Michele Busby
Jonathan P Dulaney
In the military the SDLC process is used in full force. The SDLC is not use in the traditional sense but used for establishing new technical orders (T.O.) or changes to T.O.’s for use by military members. A project is a planned undertaking that has a beginning and an end and that produces a desired result or product (Satzinger, Jackson, & Burd, p. 38, 2012). Technical orders are used by military personnel to do different technical jobs and ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment. In this case the system being developed is instrumental to the progress of the military. Air Force technical orders are publications that explain policies and procedures ("Reference.com", 2012). This is essentially a manual for how to do your job properly.
The SDLC is so engrained in the military they have a military standard called DOD STD 2167 Defense System Development Software that gives general guidance for developing new computer systems. In this standard it explains most systems are contracted. According to "Dod Standards" (1985), the term contracted does not mean only civilians contractors but any organization that is charged with the development of the system (para 1.2.3). A technical order to explain how to develop technical orders this is a redundant system but that is what makes it proficient. This standard has many of the same phases as the standard SDLC project. The standard explains how to gather information and where this information is needed to complete the project. This standard is general guidelines and does not cover specific circumstances. This standard should be selectively applied and tailored to fit the unique characteristics of each program. Project planning is needed to start any project. The determination needs to be made what changes need to be put into the...
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