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Intro to Software Development Life Cycles

Duration: Half-day

Target Audience: Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, Project Managers, Systems Liaison Staff, Software Quality Assurance staff

This session provides brief overviews of the major SDLC's, from Waterfall through RAD and E-Programming. It then goes on to explain the V-Model and Quality Gates, along with the specific entrance and exit criteria and the major tasks for each phase of software development.   The importance of the appropriate life cycle to the success of the project is explained.  Emphasis is on the pros and cons of using the different life cycles.  An exercise is given which describes various projects and asks the students to match the project with the appropriate life cycle. 

Overview of Systems Development Life Cycles
Projects, Life Cycles and Process Overview
Software Engineering's Track Record and Challenges
Project Initiation and Feasibility
Software Development Life Cycles Benefits & Drawbacks
- Waterfall
- Incremental
- Spiral
- Evolutionary
- Combination
- Prototype
- E-Programming
- and more
Project Initiation and Feasibility
Project Phases from Planning through Post-Release
Quality Gate Model & V-Model

Prerequisites: Familiarity with software development


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