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Fundamentals of SDLC

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ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.


Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

This course offers:
    10.00 PMP/PgMP Technical PDUs
    3.00 PMI-PBA Technical PDUs
    3.00 PMI-ACP Technical PDUs
    1.00 PMI-RMP Technical PDUs
    1.00 PMI-SP Technical PDUs
    2.00 PMI Strategic PDUs
    2.00 PMI Leadership PDUs


Managing a modern SDLC project requires a thorough understanding of the various roles that must come together in order to create a successful application. This understanding begins by recognizing the need to work within a multidisciplinary environment. Business Analysts, Project Managers and Software Testers each have an important role to play and multiple implementation options (such as Waterfall or Agile) are available to them. Knowing which tool or technique to use in any particular situation is key to success. This Fundamentals of SDLC training course will give you the knowledge you need to help you choose between these methods, tools and artifacts so that you can quickly and efficiently take your SDLC project from concept to working implementation.

Know how to identify, evaluate and document the many stakeholders of a project
Be able to distinguish between the different types and levels of software testing
Understand the reason for the various artifacts and the key features of each
Write effective User Stories that can be used to identify requirements in an Agile project
Learn how each different life cycle model is an effective SDLC Implementation
Be able to choose the proper project management methodology for your project based upon its own unique characteristics
Understand the significance of different estimating methods and how they should be utilized for time and cost estimation
Understand the significance of the Agile Manifesto and its relationship to the twelve (12) principles of Agile
Use a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to decompose thew work packages in a project and use the Critical Path Method (CPM) to understand dependencies among project activities
Be able to use the Triple Constraints Triangle as a tool to help others understand the relationship of time, cost, and scope in any project
Upcoming Dates and Locations
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Oct 19, 2020 – Oct 21, 2020    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Nov 3, 2020 – Nov 5, 2020    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 8, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Jan 11, 2021 – Jan 13, 2021    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Mar 2, 2021 – Mar 4, 2021    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
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Nov 15, 2021 – Nov 17, 2021    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 8, 2021 – Dec 10, 2021    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Course Outline
  1. Overview of the Systems Development Life Cycle
    1. Overview of a Project
      • What do you want to build?
      • Who is going to build it?
      • From Product to Project Scope
      • The SDLC
    2. The Life Cycles
      • Business Analysis Life Cycle
      • Project Management Life Cycle
      • Systems Development Life Cycle
  2. Overview of SDLC
    1. What is it?
    2. History
    3. Overview
    4. Typical Delivery Process
  3. Overview of Business Analysis
    1. IIBA
      • BABOK
    2. Requirements
      • Project vs. Product Requirements
      • Characteristics
    3. System
    4. Stakeholder
    5. Levels of Requirements
      • Business
      • Stakeholder
      • Solution
  4. Overview of Project Management
    1. Project Definition
    2. Generic Project Life Cycle
    3. Project Management Life Cycle
    4. Documentation
  5. Project Management Methodologies Compatible with the SDLC
    1. The Development Spectrum
      • Waterfall
      • Iterative
      • Agile
  6. Project Initiation
    1. Enterprise Analysis
    2. Project Request/Business Case
      • Project Selection
    3. Deliverables
    4. Stakeholder Register
      • Stakeholder Analysis
    5. Risk Register
      • Risk Analysis
    6. Product Vision vs. Project Vision
    7. Project Charter
    8. Objectives, Constraints, Choices
      • Triple Constraints Triangle
  7. Project Planning- The Project Management Plan
    1. Subsidiary Management Plans
    2. Baselines
      • Scope
      • Schedule
      • Cost
    3. Elaborating Requirements
      • Models- Flow, Context, Swim Lanes, Process Flow
    4. Scope Baseline
      • Project Scope Statement
      • Work Breakdown Structure/Work Packages
    5. Activity Definition
    6. Dependency Determination
    7. Estimating
      • Analogous
      • Parametric
      • 3-Point
    8. Schedule Baseline
      • Critical Path Method
    9. Important Subsidiary Management Plans
      • Test Plan
        1. Purpose
        2. Considerations
        3. Test Budgeting
        4. Contents
      • Human Resources
        1. Parts
        2. Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
        3. RACI
  8. Communications
    1. Components
  9. Risk
    1. Qualitative Risk Analysis
  10. Performing the Work (Project Execution)
    1. Developers and Testers
    2. Perform Software Testing
    3. Requirements Traceability Matrix
    4. Levels of Testing
    5. Other SDLC Issue
      • Training
      • Rollout
  11. Closing the Project
    1. Product Acceptance
    2. Project Closing
      • Lessons Learned
      • Project Sign-off
      • Transfer
  12. Agile Overview
    1. Why Agile
    2. The Triple Constraints in Agile
    3. Agile Approach to Planning
    4. Agile Manifesto
      • Agile Principles
    5. Agile Methodologies
      • Scrum Process
      • XP
    6. Agile Planning
      • Levels
      • User Stories
      • Release Planning
      • Product Backlog
      • Sprint Planning, Story Points and Team Velocity
      • Daily Scrum
      • Sprint Review
      • Demo
      • Sprint Retrospective
Who should attend

This course is designed for participants who plan, manage and execute software/ systems development, life cycle, and projects (SDLC). It would be beneficial for:

  • Managers of Software Development organizations
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leads
  • Business Analysis Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Testing Managers
  • Systems Testers
  • Product Owners
  • Program Managers
  • Systems Architects
  • QA Professionals
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis or project management skills

Although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced Project Management 101 - The Fundamentals of Project Management eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.