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. (Kossiakoff and Sweet 2003)

2. Life Cycle Management - The end-to-end management of the life cycle described above. (Created for SEBoK)


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


Definition 2 simply applies "management" to the life cycle processes.

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