An initial idea or request is presented for consideration.
More information is needed to determine the scope of the request. A Business Analyst may be utilized to gather requirements or prototyping may be necessary to facilitate the project. At the end of this phase, a Project Charter should be completed.
The project team develops a Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS) and determines Level of Effort (LOE).
The project team performs the work to complete the project. This phase likely includes design, development, testing and deployment.
A defined period of time, following deployment of the project into production, where the project team remains assigned to the project to address any issues that may arise due to the deployment of the project.
The project has been completed.
Progress on the project is delayed by factors/entities outside of IT's control such as customer testing, vendor issues, etc.