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Question about System Development Life Cycle

In your opinion answer the following questions:

What should be management's role in the system development life cycle?

Why does project planning usually come before analysis and design?

What are some of the methodologies commonly used for requirements elicitation?

How can a prototype be used?

What are some reasons why systems fail?

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What should be management's role in the system development life cycle?

Management should play a very active in the system development life cycle in the sense that they need to ensure that the systems are being developed as per the needs and wants of the organization and will efficiently meet the requirements of the organization. They can ensure this by encouraging the employees to provide their feedback, opinions and suggestions to the development team about the features or capabilities which they would like to see in the system. In other words, being the actual end users, they can provide valuable information and support to the development team. Such support and collaboration by the staff is only possible when management encourages their staff to support the systems development plan.

Further, management will be the one who will finalize the deliverable of the Systems development Life Cycle project as they are the sponsors of the whole project and would like to give the final approval to the key deliverable of the project, after discussing it with their employees and the development team.

Further, management will be the one who will ensure that the resources such as financial resources,etc. and infrastructure required for the effective systems development is being provided to the development team so that they can carry on their work without any interruption.

Management should also monitor the progress of the development life cycle on continuous basis, so that they can be assured that the development process is not taking unnecessary time and is not being delayed.

Why does project planning usually come before analysis and design?

Project planning is the preliminary step in the project management and comes before analysis and design because in the absence of planning, the project team will not be able to progress smoothly and achieve its desired objective in terms of scope, budget,schedule,etc. Planning helps to tackle all the problems and risks with confidence which may arise during analysis and design stages. In the absence of planning, whenever any risk or deviation from the original course of action will occur, the project team will be in a chaos and will look at each other for solutions to the problem. Further, project planning in advance helps in effective distribution of resources for other phases, like the analysis and design phases.

What are some of the methodologies commonly used for requirements elicitation?

Some of the methodologies used for requirements elicitation are:

The most common techniques of ...

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What should be management's role in the system development life cycle?

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