The initiation and planning phases lay the groundwork for a well-organized and structured IT project. These activities help mitigate risks, establish clear expectations, and provide a roadmap for successful project execution. The initiation and planning phases are critical stages in the life cycle of an IT project, setting the foundation for its successful execution. The planning phase plays a crucial role in the success of an IT project delivery. It provides a structured framework that sets the direction, defines expectations, and establishes a roadmap for the entire project.
Planning phase includes 'Detailed Project Scope', 'Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)', 'Resource Planning', 'Timeline and Scheduling', 'Budgeting', 'Quality Management Plan', 'Communication Plan', 'Risk Management Plan', 'Procurement Pln', Change Management Plan', 'Kickoff Meetings'.
The design and development phase is a critical stage in the life cycle of an IT project. It involves translating the requirements specified in the planning phase into a tangible solution. Design phase starts with System Architecture Design which includes high-lvel system architecture, outlining the structure and components of the solution. Then follows Database Design and User Interface Design which includes defining the structure nd relationships of the date and wireframes or prototypes defining look and feel, navigation and interaction patterns. Then starts the development phase with writting the actual code for the application based on the technical design specifications. Version control system like GIT are used to manage and track changes to the codebase. Followed by unit testing conducted to verify that individual components or modules function as expected. Conduct code reviews to ensure code quality, adherence to coding standards.
The monitoring phase of an IT project is crucial for ensuring that the project progresses according to plan, identifying and addressing issues promptly, and achieving the desired outcomes. This phase involves continuous oversight, evaluation, and adjustment throughout the project's lifecycle. After the development and proper testing of the application, deployment is done on the production envoirement following the deployment plan. Team monitor the deployment for any issues and address them promptly. Monitor system performance and user feedback after the deployment of the application on the production envoirement. Regularly monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the project's overall health. Effective monitoring ensures that the project stays on track, risks are managed proactively, and stakeholders are kept informed. It allows the project team to make data-driven decisions, adapt to changes, and ultimately deliver a successful IT project.