Overview of the Software Development Lifecycle LC00.00

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Projects are the way that most new work gets delivered. Projects can include building a house, executing a marketing campaign, upgrading desktop operating systems, developing an IT business application, etc. There are two processes associated with completing a project – project management and the project lifecycle. This class explores and explains the basics of the software development lifecycles – looking specifically at classic waterfall, iterative, Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Agile models.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of this class, attendees should be able to:

  • Understand projects, project management and project lifecycles
  • Understand the basics of waterfall, iterative (RUP) and Agile software development lifecycles.

Who Should Attend

  • Development project managers and team members
  • Development managers
  • Clients and other stakeholders that would like to understand lifecycle methodologies

Course Outline

  • Basics of projects, project management and project lifecycle
  • Classic waterfall development  
  • Iterative development (RUP)
  • Agile development

Class Length

  • One day (8 Total PDUs – 8 Technical / 0 Leadership / 0 Strategic)

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