Information Technology - The System Development Life Cycle Overview
The System Development Life Cycle Overview
Information systems and products do not just 'happen' - they are usually
the result of a process that identifies problems and creates solutions to
them. The most successful information technology systems are those that are
able to properly solve problems within an organisation. The development of
information products and systems will usually follow a process that
involves a number of distinct phases.
There are a number of names that this process is given, including: system
life cycle, system development life cycle and system development
methodology. We will use the term system development life cycle (SDLC)
however, any of the other terms could be used interchangeably. In this job
advertisement you will see that 'SDLC' has been used as a standard industry
Each of the phases has a series of events or steps that are completed in
order to arrive at the final product.
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