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The Analysis Phase
The analysis phase of the SDLC is where existing system(s) are studied with the aims of designing a new or improved system. In this phase, a number of important decisions are made - including who will work on the system, and the setting of specific performance goals for the system to achieve.
Data must be gathered on the strengths and weaknesses of the existing system by using methods such as
* sampling to trace procedural paths and information flows
The analysis phase has the following steps:
* announcing the project
* creating the project team
* defining information needs
* defining system performance criteria
* creating a design proposal
At the conclusion of the analysis phase a decision on whether or not to proceed with the project must be made. This decision will be made based upon the information that is contained within the design proposal - hence it is important that the design proposal clearly identifies what resources will be required to complete the project and sets the major goals and the time frame for the completion of the project.