Every project progresses through several phases of work.
These phases can be thought of as the Project Life Cycle. Take a look at this helpful chart to get familiar with the work and expectations of each phase.
|Phase Name Description|
|Plan the project||This phase of the cycle involves discovery of and documenting the need and assigning resources:1. Market research deriving need from larger project2. Managing and assigning available resources3. Alignment with corporate standards and strategic objectives|
|Scope the project||During this phase the objectives of the project and the scope are defined1. Clarify purpose and objectives2. Identify organizational units involved with the project3. Identify people/systems interfacing with the project
4. Determine business process included in, and executed from, the project
5. Identify project assumptions and risks
6. Establish a system for organizing information
|Elicit, analyze, and document requirements||The most important task of the BA is to elicit, analyze, and document detailed requirements:1. Determine where to find requirements2. Define an approach for eliciting requirements.3. Identify and prioritize requirements
4. Document the requirements
|Design a solution||1. Communicate the requirements2. Recommend the solution and/or solution alternatives|
|Build or buy the solution||1. Write new or modify new software2. Install any vendor or purchased software3. Write new procedures and/or assist with organizational changes|
|Test the solution||The most important task of the software tester is to test based on the requirements and then move out of the box to test what isn’t in the requirements:1 Verify the software meets the requirements2. Verify the application looks, feels, and acts according to the expectations of the business3. Get user acceptance|
|Implement the solution||1. Filed roll-out/implementation2. End-user training delivery3. Warranty period completed|
|Conduct post-implementation review||1. Assess the solution2. Elicit information for enhancements|
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