Four Delivery Phases & Ten Disciplines
The lifecycle is decomposed over time into four sequential phases, each concluded by a major milestones. Each phase may encompass zero or more iterations. The system is built/developed in each iteration, and each concludes by a minor milestone with assessment of the iteration objectives in order to make adjustment in the next iteration. At each phase-end an assessment is performed to determine whether the objectives of the phase have been met. A satisfactory assessment allows the project to move to the next phase.
Refer to SDM Framework for details.
Ten disciplines are defined:
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Development Case A - Acquisition of integrated solution and/or COTS package with customisation
This development case is to define the specific system delivery process for project(s) for acquisition and implementation of integrated solution or Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) package with customisation.
When participate in procurement and delivery of an integrated solution or a COTS package with customisation for improving specific business process(es). Desktop applications and network/platform/telecom infrastructure implementation are excluded.
Development Case B- In-house development/enhancement works
This development case is to define the specific system delivery process for project(s) for new system(s) or enhancement /upgrade of major system component(s) developed in-house.
When participate in developing a new system, enhancement of existing system, or upgrade a major system component.
Development Case C- Infrastructure implementation
This development case is to define the specific system delivery process for project for implementation of infrastructure systems and/or components. This defined pocess can also apply to COTS component implementation with no software development/customisation.
When participate in procurement and implementation of infrastructure system/components. It also applies to COTS component implementation with no software development. It covers upgrade, replacement and enhancement works for:
systems platform; and
Refer to Development Case A or B for COTS customisation or software development works.
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Last updated on: 21 October, 2009