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Chapter 3. Steps of B.O.O.M. - Pg. 33

Chapter 3 Steps of B.O.O.M. Chapter Objectives At the end of this chapter, you will know the steps of Business Object Oriented Modeling (B.O.O.M.), a procedure for eliciting, analyzing, documenting, and testing requirements using object-oriented and complementary techniques. B.O.O.M. and SDLCs Many large companies adopt a systems development lifecycle (SDLC) for managing their IT projects. The SDLC defines the specific phases and activities of a project. The names of the phases differ from SDLC to SDLC, but most SDLCs have something close to the following phases1: Initiation: Make the business case for the project. Work also begins on the user experience and on drafts of architectural proof of concepts. The prototyping effort during the Initiation phase should be risk-driven and limited to gaining confidence that a solution is possible. Discovery: Conduct investigation leading to an understanding of the solution's desired behavior. (On iterative projects, requirements analysis peaks during this phase but never disappears entirely.) During this phase, architectural proofs of concept are also constructed. Construction: Complete the analysis and design, code, integrate, and test the soft- ware. (On iterative projects, these activities are performed for each iteration within the phase. Design and coding appear in all phases, but peak during this phase.) 33