SDLC - The System Development Life Cycle for Beginners
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SDLC - The System Development Life Cycle for Beginners

Learn the SDLC from Scratch! Take your Systems to the Next Level with Expertise
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Created by Cato Jensen
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • use the System Development Life Cycle in projects
  • understand the System Development Life Cycle
  • understand what needs to be considered when planning a project
  • understand the different phases in the System Development Life Cycle
  • have good knowledge on the System Development Life Cycle as part of Project Management
  • have good knowledge of types of documentation used in the SDLC
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Requirements
  • You should have some knowledge related to systems and system development
Description

The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a method, or methodology, in which we change existing systems, and create new systems.  

The SDLC have many uses, one of many being its majorly use in Software Development.  I always liked the simplicity of the system, and have used it for many systems, not only computer software.  I most frequently use the SDLC for altering protocols and standards within organizations, in order to improve upon the existing systems my clients currently use.  These can be systems of any kind.

Join me in this course, where you can learn the SDLC from scratch as well, and be able to put it to use immediately!  Most of us have some "standard" we follow, as we do things - for example shopping or what not - and we can use the SDLC for tasks as simple as this as well!  We just need to know how to use this system, which is incredibly simply, but all so powerful! 

After you have completed this course, I am confident you will have the knowledge to implement the System Development Life Cycle into any system development project you may be involved with.  Many Project Managers will try to manage projects, but simply lack the basic understanding of the SDLC.  Take advantage, and learn the basics, so that you can outperform your competition. 

This course has been carefully planned: I've separated the five phases of the System Development Life Cycle into five separate modules.  In addition, there's an introduction section, as well as a summary section.  I've also made the lectures very short, this is to help you focus on the topic at hand, be able to understand it better, and so that you can review the information more easily, should you require this.  

Who is the target audience?
  • You are interested in the SDLC
  • You are interested in working with system development
  • You aspire to work with projects (i.e. as a Project Manager)
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Curriculum For This Course
42 Lectures
01:02:49
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Introduction
2 Lectures 03:12

The lecture focuses on the introduction to the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Preview 01:26

In this lecture, we have an overview of the SDLC, and learn the fundamentals of the five different phases of the SDLC. 

Preview 01:46
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The Planning Phase of the System Development Life Cycle
15 Lectures 14:52

We take a look at a quick introduction of the Planning Phase of the SDLC, to gain a fundamental understanding of the information about to come.  

Preview 00:25

The first step of the Planning Phase of the SDLC - recognizing the problem.  These are the factors that prompt change within an organization, or within a system. 

Recognizing the Problem
00:39

When working with a project, we always need to start off with defining what the goal of the project is, especially in the SDLC. 

Detailed Overview of the Planning Phase in the SDLC
01:59

We look at defining the problem, and how we should be able to do that. 

Defining the Problem
00:47

We look at the part of the SDLC where we have to set the objectives for the project.  We need to know what outcomes are required in order for the project to be deemed successful, or not.  

Setting Project Objectives
02:12

Because we don't live in a perfect world, it's important to notice that we have to identify the constraints, that may limit the approach we take to solving the issues, or rather the problems the SDLC is set out to improve.  

Identifying Constraints
00:35

We look at the feasibility study questions in chronological order.  These questions are required for the Feasibility Study, and may have great impact on the project, and on the System Development Life Cycle.

Feasibility Study Question 1
00:43

We look at the feasibility study questions in chronological order.  These questions are required for the Feasibility Study, and may have great impact on the project, and on the System Development Life Cycle.

Feasibility Study Question 2
00:46

We look at the feasibility study questions in chronological order.  These questions are required for the Feasibility Study, and may have great impact on the project, and on the System Development Life Cycle.

Feasibility Study Question 3
01:17

We look at the feasibility study questions in chronological order.  These questions are required for the Feasibility Study, and may have great impact on the project, and on the System Development Life Cycle.

Feasibility Study Question 4
01:34

Feasibility Study Question 5
00:49

We look at the feasibility study questions in chronological order.  These questions are required for the Feasibility Study, and may have great impact on the project, and on the System Development Life Cycle.

Feasibility Study Question 6
00:42

We summarize the feasibility study questions, and look at what the answers to the questions have to say for the System Development Life Cycle. 

Feasibility Studies
01:35

Having conducted the previous steps, the next step in the SDLC is to create a project proposal.  We need to present the information we've gained to the management of the organization, in order to argument for the change we want to implement. 

Creating Project Proposals
00:21

We look at the importance of establishing control mechanisms when conducting System Development. 

Establishing Control Mechanisms
00:28
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The Analysis Phase of the System Development Life Cycle
10 Lectures 13:46

We have a quick look at what we expect to happen in the Analysis Phase of the SDLC.

Preview 00:51

We look at an overview of the processes that should occur in the Analysis Phase of the SDLC.

Preview 01:26

Once it has been established that we need to make further investigations, there will be a requirement for a project team.  In this lecture we look at how this process usually gets conducted. 

Creating the Project Team
00:25

This lecture looks at defining the information that will be required in order to continue the Analysis Phase of the SDLC. 

Defining Information Needs
01:21

When using the System Development Life Cycle, we need to gain a lot of information in the Analysis Phase, and therefore, it is very important that we identify and evaluate the sources of information we have access to. 

Identification and Evaluation of Sources of Information
02:00

We need to identify and describe the types of information we require to analyse the system completely.  Therefore, we have this as a separate section of the Analysis Phase in the System Development Life Cycle. 

ID and Description of the Types of Information Needed to Analyse the System
02:42

We need to identify and describe the problem areas of the current system, so that we more easily can understand what the actual problem is, and what the best route for improving the system is. 

Identification and Description of Problem Areas in the Current System
01:45

In this lecture, we look at the necessity for using system modelling tools, in order to more easily understand the current system, and to be able to more easily suggest improvements to the current system. 

Information Flow and Needs Documented Using System Modelling Tools
01:34

We understand the importance of analyzing the current system, and the need for understanding the current system in order to make improvement suggestions to the new system we want to develop. 

Identification and Description of Problem Areas in the Current System
00:49

In this lecture, we learn the importance of defining the criteria for the system performance, and the requirement of creating a design proposal, which will be the basis of the next phase, the Design Phase of the SDLC. 

Defining System Performance Criteria and Creating a Design Proposal
00:53
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The Design Phase of the System Development Life Cycle
5 Lectures 10:25

We take an overview of the tasks that should be completed during the Design Phase of the SDLC. 

Preview 01:18

The first consideration we need to make when designing a new system, or making improvements to an existing system, is the output the system is created to generate.

Factors to be Considered when Designing the Output Requirements
03:07

In this lecture, we look at the factors that need to be considered when designing the input requirements for the system. 

Factors to be Considered when Designing the Input Requirements
04:12

In this lecture, we look at the processing requirements for the new system. 

The Processing Requirements
00:43

In this lecture, we look at evaluating alternative system configurations, selecting a configuration and preparing the implementation of the system. 

Eval. Alt. System Config., Selecting Config. and Prep. Implementation Proposal
01:05
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The Implementation Phase of the System Development Life Cycle
7 Lectures 13:47

IN this lecture, we look at the implementation phase of the SDLC. 

Preview 02:01

In this lecture, we look at planning and announcing the implementation of the new system in the System Development Life Cycle. 

Planning and Announcing the Implementation
01:23

In this lecture, we look at acquisition of new equipment for the enabling of the new system. 

Acquisition of New Equipment (Hardware and Software)
03:09

In this lecture, we look at preparing the physical facilities for the implementation of the system.

Preparing the Physical Facilities
01:13

In this lecture, we look at educating the users of the new system, and what factors we need to take into consideration when we are going to educate the users. 

Educating Users
02:07

In this lecture we have a look at developing an implementation schedule. 

Developing an Implementation Schedule
03:28

In this lecture, we look at the commissioning of the new system. 

Commissioning of the New System
00:26
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The Evaluation Phase of the System Development Life Cycle
2 Lectures 04:44

In this lecture, we take an overview of the evaluation phase of the SDLC. 

Preview 01:51

In this lecture, we look at the steps in the evaluation phase of the SDLC in more detail. 

Contents of the Evaluation Phase in the System Development Life Cycle
02:53
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Summary
1 Lecture 02:03

In this final lecture, we have a final summary of what the phases in the System Development Life Cycle are, and what the main content of those phases are.  This is a quick recap of the course contents. 

Final Summary
02:03
About the Instructor
Cato Jensen
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HORECA Consultant

I am a HORECA Consultant, as well as consulting for businesses on other topics, mainly sales and marketing (marketing strategies) and employee training.  On the management level, I mostly consult on economics and investments.  The main subject I teach employees at a company is how to behave themselves in front of customers.  I feel many of my colleagues focus on how to "idealize" the customer or client, while I focus on how to treat the customer - I believe it's important to know that there's a fine line between receiving criticism from a customer, and to be abused by one.