Life Cycle Management (glossary)

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1. Life Cycle - The system or product evolution beginning with the identification of a perceived customer need, addressing development, test, manufacturing, operation, support, and training activities, continuing through various upgrades or evolutions, until the product and its related processes are disposed of.

2. Life Cycle Management - The end-to-end management of the life cycle described above.

Source(s)

Kossiakoff, A., and W. N. Sweet, 2003. Systems Engineering: Principles and Practice, J. Wiley & Sons, New Jersey. Pg 449


Discussion

Kossiakoff (2003) provided definition 1 in their book. Definition 2 simply applies "management" to the life cycle processes.

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