Selecting a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology is a challenging task for many organizations and software engineers. What tends to make it challenging is the fact that few organizations know what are the criteria to use in selecting a methodology to add value to the organization. Fewer still understand that a methodology might apply to more than one Life Cycle Model. Before considering a framework for selecting a given SDLC methodology, we need to define the different types and illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of those models (please see Software Development Life Cycle Models and Methodologies).
Software development life cycle (SDLC) is important for the software project success, the good software engineer should have the enough experience and knowledge to prefer an choose one model than another based on the project context.
Therefore, it may be required to choose the right SDLC model according to the specific concerns and requirements of the project. I wrote another article on how to choose the right SDLC, you can follow this link for more information.
In this article, we will explore the different types of SDLC models and the advantages and disadvantages of each one and when to use them.