Dividing a project into phases makes it possible to lead it in the best possible direction.
Through this organisation into phases, the total work load of a project is divided into smaller components
Initiation Phase: Idea
The idea for the project is explored and elaborated, the goal is to examine the feasibility of the project.
In addition, decisions are made concerning who is to carry out the project and which parties will be involved.
Definition Phase: What?
The requirements that are associated with a project result are specified as clearly as possible.
This involves identifying the expectations that all of the involved parties have with regard to the project result.
Design Phase: How?
One or more designs are developed, with which the project result can apparently be achieved.
Depending on the subject of the project, the products of the design phase can include sketches,
flow charts, site trees, HTML screen designs and prototypes.
Development Phase: How to implement?
The development phase is complete when implementation is ready to start.
All matters must be clear for the parties that will carry out the implementation.
Implementation Phase: Implementation
The implementation phase is the doing phase, it involves the construction of the actual project result.
Programmers are occupied with encoding, designers are involved in developing graphic material.
Follow-up Phase: Maintenance
Everything is arranged that is necessary to bring the project to a successful completion.
Examples of activities in the follow-up phase include providing instruction and training for users,
maintaining the result, evaluating the project itself, writing the project report, holding a party to celebrate
the result that has been achieved, transferring to the directors and dismantling the project team.