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What is the number of phases in software projects?

How many phases do typical software projects have? Can you please list them?

Are the following the software project phases? Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing.
asked 12 years ago by anonymous

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The five phases you cite are the five phases supported by the PMBOK Guide.  The actual number of phases for any project is usually determined by the project methodology applied, if any.  The Siebel eRoadmap methodology typically supported 7-8 project phases.
answered 12 years ago by sdcapmp (45,840 points)

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