Why is software development life cycle important? - Project management (PMP)

Why is software development life cycle important?

SDLC serves as a guide to the project and provides a flexible and consistent medium to accommodate changes, and perform the project to meet client’s objectives. SDLC phases define key schedule and delivery points which ensure timely and correct delivery to the client within budget and other constraints and project requirements. SDLC co-operates project control and management activities as they must be introduced within each phase of SDLC.
What is SDLC model? What are the most well known SDLC models? - Project management (PMP)
An SDLC model defines implementation of an approach to the project. It defines the various processes.....
Waterfall software development life cycle model - Project management (PMP)
Waterfall is a sequential and non iterative SDLC model which describes flowing of phases downwards one by one.....
Phases in the waterfall model - Project management (PMP)
Requirements gathering, Design, Construction, Integration, Testing, Implementation, Maintenance.....
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SDLC is must for development, since PM uses to monitor and control each phase, and can compare each phase with its schedule.
Also each phase has some input and output(work product) which can be used to show the clinet the status of the project.
Satyendra Singh 10-11-2012