A New Vision for Information Technology Project Management through Selecting SDLC Model

By Obeidat, Jasour A.; Nasereddin, Hebah H. O. | American Academic & Scholarly Research Journal, May 2013 | Go to article overview

A New Vision for Information Technology Project Management through Selecting SDLC Model


Obeidat, Jasour A., Nasereddin, Hebah H. O., American Academic & Scholarly Research Journal


Abstract. This document Any software development processes have to follow a specific system development life cycle SDLC. There are many SDLC proposed and assigned as a guide lines for developing software. Many conditions force software development team to follow specific SDLC model depending on development strategy and the nature of organization. Many decisions generated through development process which required a highly skilled project leader. This study concentrated on developing a project management tool as a service, to provide solutions to organizations especially in selecting the suitable SDLC because of its necessity in meeting software development project objectives and closing it successfully. In this paper, the author is proposing a new model for managing information technology projects starting from selecting SDLC till closing project phases. For this, it was important to study many techniques used for comparing between SDLC models and provide the suitable model for the requested software project. The proposed system will increase concentration on project requirements and the changes occurred during development phases.

Keywords: optics, System Development Life Cycle, Waterfall, Incremental, Spiral, Project Characteristics, SWOT, Requirements characteristics., templates.

1 INTRODUCTION

The nature of business in organizations become more complex which leads for increasing the degree of complexity in information systems used at these organizations, and increasing organization dependency on computer software. The qualifications of computer systems also increased (i.e. powerful processing, and storing) which represented as a second factor for computerizing organization's systems.

In addition, of using computer systems for managing and controlling organization's business, people are using those systems for fun and entertainment. By the mentioned factors computer software represent a core issue, and it is important to be suited in a way that fit the business of organization.

System Development Life Cycle SDLC a set of sequential activities that the development teams have to follow in developing software. The general framework for any model of SDLC passes software development through common phases such as: initiation, planning, design, implementing, and testing. In the other hand, each SDLC model has its own strength points, and weaknesses points represented by the functionalities that provides or not.

Deeply, we can say that we will face a question "Which is the suitable SDLC model for my project?", there are many answers on this question such as "it depend on the nature of business in organization", or "it is a trade offs among what we want to have and what is possible to do".

Project management is the art of managing project resources and components, and the science of integrating them depending on clear plan and schedule (i.e. SDLC). Project may be build from scratch or updating and developing current ones. In both sides it is temporary have a starting point and ending point. Project management deals with diversity resources such as people, materials, time, and cost for running the project (Abdullah Saeed Bani Ali, 2005).

2 COMMON SDLC MODELS

This section will summarize the procedures in each SDLC model, and applying SWOT analysis for each one of them.

2.1 The waterfall model

Assigned to be the classical software engineering model because it is the oldest model, and it is widely used in small organizations that have frozen requirements changes in its working nature (International organization for standardization / International Electronical Commission, 2004). This model force development team to make emphasize planning and well understanding system requirements before starting the project (Comer,E, 1997). This model consisted to completely non-intersectional stages (i.e. no return back procedures for completing stages). Waterfall model starts from defining and collecting software and system requirements, then designing the software architecture, later on translating these designs into codes, and finally testing final project product. …

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