The SABSA Lifecycle is designed to align with your IT Lifecycle. Whatever your scope, the SABSA Framework provides a structured approach for successful delivery. Whether you are facing the challenges of service management, enterprise-wide architecture, designing the infrastructure for a new business initiative, implementing a single IT project, or complying with governance and compliance directives, the SABSA Lifecycle will give you the roadmap for success.
The SABSA Lifecycle
In the SABSA Lifecycle, the first two phases of the SABSA Development Process are grouped into an activity called ‘Strategy & Concept’. This is followed by an activity called ‘Design’, which embraces the design of the logical, physical, component and operational architectures. The third activity is ‘Implement’, followed by ‘Manage and Measure’. The significance of the ‘Measure’ activity is that early in the process you set target performance metrics (see the discussion of the SABSA Business Attributes Profile). Once the system is operational, it is essential to measure actual performance against targets, and to manage any deviations observed. Such management may simply involve the manipulation of operational parameters, but it may also feed back into a new cycle of development.