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Software Development Life Cycle for Project Managers

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This instructor-led SDLC training course introduces students to different Life Cycle types – Product, Program, and Project. It is taught in two 4-hour sessions on consecutive days via the Virtual Classroom. It explores different Project Cycles (Development Cycles) and maps each to a different project type where the “fit” seems most relevant. The course then describes each life cycle (describing the steps involved in each, and the sequencing of these steps). The normal steps are discussed, their major deliverables are reviewed, and the subject of monitoring and control is introduced. Staging is shown to be a key mechanism in good progress management and control. The impact of technologies and platforms on life cycles is discussed. Roles & Responsibility definition (and management) is used as a wrap up to show how Life Cycles need to be implemented.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

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1500 – Practical Project Management for Today’s Complex World, or equivalent real-world experience of the fundamental principles of Project Management.

Course Outline

    Life Cycles:

    • Definitions and Types
      • Product
      • Program
      • Project (Integrating Development & Process cycles)
    • Advantages & Disadvantages of using Project Life Cycles
    • Alternate Development Cycles:
      • Waterfall
      • Iterative
      • Prototyping
      • Versioning
      • Spiral
      • Agile
    • The Life Cycle Steps in Details & Deliverables
      • System Origination, System Initiation, Requirements Analysis, Design, Build, Test, Acceptance, Transition/Implementation, Post Implementation
    • The Requirements- Scope Workflow

    Project Categories & Types:

    • Types
      • Strategic, Customer Value, and Operations
      • Capacity to Perform vs. Requirements Stability
    • Mapping Life Cycles to Categories/Types
    • Role of the Project Manager in Life Cycle Management
    • Stakeholder Involvement in Life Cycle Management
    • Monitoring & Control:
      • Process Definition
      • Mechanisms
      • Rolling Wave Management
      • Staging

    Technology Architectures & Life Cycles

    • Roles & Responsibilities – Mapping to Life Cycles
    • Use of Life Cycle Templates & Best Practices

    Other Inclusions and Student Learning Materials:

    • Templates: Life Cycle Templates
    • Exercises:
      • Type 1: Generic assessment of current situations
      • Type 2: Application to real-life