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SFIA View: Systems development

Systems development

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Product management PROD

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Managing and developing products or services through their full life cycle from inception, growth, maturity, decline to retirement.

Systems development management DLMG

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

Systems and software life cycle engineering SLEN

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

Systems design DESN

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Designing systems to meet specified requirements and agreed systems architectures.

Software design SWDN

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

Network design NTDS

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

Hardware design HWDE

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

Programming/software development PROG

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Developing software components to deliver value to stakeholders.

Systems integration and build SINT

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

Functional testing TEST

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

Software configuration PORT

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

Real-time/embedded systems development RESD

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Designing and developing reliable real-time software typically within embedded systems.

Safety engineering SFEN

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Applying appropriate methods to assure safety during all life cycle phases of safety-related systems developments.

Safety assessment SFAS

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Assessing safety-related software and hardware systems to determine compliance with standards and required levels of safety integrity.

Radio frequency engineering RFEN

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Designing, installing and maintaining radio frequency based devices and software.

Animation development ADEV

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Designing and developing animated and interactive systems such as games, simulations and virtual environments.