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SystemsDevelopment Life Cycle

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SystemsDevelopment Life Cycle

SystemsDevelopment Life Cycle (SDLC) is one of the conceptual models appliedin project analysis. The program explains the various steps taken indeveloping an information system plan from the first stages ofconducting a compatibility analysis to the final stages ofmaintaining the established program (Valacich,George, &amp Hoffer, 2015).The basic steps involved in the model are the evaluation of theexisting system, where the issues and shortcomings of the programsare identified (Stark,2015).The definition of these deficiencies follows an adequate propositionfor their solution. The proposed system is then designed, and furtherplans concerning the project are made.

Thesubsequent steps involve the development and use of the program whichshould be regularly evaluated to ensure its optimally running andfurther improvements required are identified (Valacich,George, &amp Hoffer, 2015).Several systems development models direct the process. The modelsinclude the waterfall design, which was the original systems method,a rapid application development technique, synchronize-and-stabilizemodel among others(Stark,2015).It is okay to use a combination of these models to develop a hybridmethod. It is necessary to document the process no matter the type ofplan adopted. Some specific techniques yield better results for somespecific projects, but the ultimate factor influencing success is theobservation of a particular scheme (Urhuogo, Vann, &amp Chandan,2013).

Theprocess of implementing the healthcare systems has many obstaclesthat hinder the smooth adoption of the systems development models(Valacich,George, &amp Hoffer, 2015).Some of these factors include the administrative barriers where somesenior officials may not provide the proper support to theimplementation of the program (Stark,2015).Any project requires enough support especially from the seniormanagement, who are responsible for the allocation of resources andthe facilitation of project success through supervision. Some of theprograms have technical issues such as being too ambitious andunrealistic, which leads to the development of problems in the laterstages (Urhuogo, Vann, &amp Chandan, 2013). Some of the systemsdevelopment lifecycle models are inadequately designed, making themincompatible with the organizational structures and which oftenresult in some financing issues. Some other problems such astechnical problems are likely to emerge later on in the projectlifecycle.


Urhuogo,I., Vann, V., &amp Chandan, H. C. (2013). Global Information SystemsInnovation: Healthcare Digital Records. Journal of Business StudiesQuarterly, 4(3), 1.

Intheir article, Urhuogo, Vann &amp Chandan stated that the trend inHealthcare Digital Records (HDR) has caught up with many medicaldepartments. They also state that the global information systemtechnologies have a significant influence among the healthcareprofessional. They explore how the digital records assist thehealthcare providers in designing efficient HDR programs (Valacich,George, &amp Hoffer, 2015).The authors propose the use of quantitative analysis to explore theobjectives of the program. The text discusses the way managers canfacilitate medical innovations and project improvement among theemployees. The study also examines how the systems development lifecycle can be efficiently applied to guide the HDR innovations. Thisstudy was adequate in informing my research as it provided thedetails about the systems development program`s influence on thehealth records. It was, therefore, relevant to my study and is avalid peer reviewed journal derived from the University of KansasLibrary.

TheSDLC is an adequate technique for conducting a project analysis. Somemodels have been developed to assist in the full analysis of theprojects though they often encounter many challenges that need urgentresolving if the system is to yield some positive results (Urhuogo,Vann, &amp Chandan, 2013). The study indicates that the SDLC can beefficient in guiding the healthcare digital records innovations.


Stark,J. (2015). Product lifecycle management. In&nbspProductLifecycle Management&nbsp(pp.1-29). Springer International Publishing.

Urhuogo,I., Vann, V., &amp Chandan, H. C. (2013). Global Information SystemsInnovation: Healthcare Digital Records. Journal of Business StudiesQuarterly, 4(3), 1.

Valacich,J. S., George, J. F., &amp Hoffer, J. A. (2015).&nbspEssentialsof systems analysis and design. Pearson Education.