Begins when a client identifies a need or an opportunity. Defines the scope and boundary of the concept. Includes systems boundary document, cost benefit analysis, risk management plan, and feasibility study.
PLANNING AND REQUIREMENT ANALYSIS
Develop project management plan and other planning documents. Provides the basic for acquiring the resources needed to achieve a solution. Analyze user needs and develop user requirements. Create a detailed functional requirements document.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Transform detailed requirements into complete, detailed systems design document focuses on how to delivered the required functionality. Converts a design into a complete information system, includes from acquiring, and systems environment installation until procurement activities.
INTEGRATION, TESTING AND IMPLEMENTATION
Demonstrates that developed system conforms to requirements as specified in the functional requirements document. Conducted by quality assurance staff and users. Produce test and analysis reports.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Describe tasks to operate and maintain information systems in a production environment, includes post-implementation and in-process reviews.