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SFIA View: Systems development

Systems development


Systems development management DLMG


Planning, estimating and executing systems development work to time, budget and quality targets.

Systems and software life cycle engineering SLEN


Establishing and deploying an environment for developing, continually improving, and securely operating software and systems products and services.

Systems design DESN


Designing systems to meet specified requirements and agreed systems architectures.

Software design SWDN


Specifying, architecting and designing software to meet defined requirements by following agreed standards and principles.

Network design NTDS


Designing communication networks to support strategic and operational requirements and producing network strategies, architectures, policies and related documentation.

Hardware design HWDE


Specifying and designing hardware systems and components to meet defined requirements by following agreed design principles and standards.

Programming/software development PROG


Developing software components to deliver value to stakeholders.

Systems integration and build SINT


Planning, implementing and controlling activities to integrate system elements, subsystems and interfaces to create operational systems, products or services.

Functional testing TEST


Investigating products, systems and services to assess behaviour and whether this meets specified or unspecified functional requirements and characteristics.

Software configuration PORT


Designing and deploying software product configurations into software environments or platforms.