lifecycle

lifecycle

Definition: The various stages in the life of an IT service,
configuration item, incident, problem, change
etc. The lifecycle defines the categories for
status and the status transitions that are
permitted. For example:
– The lifecycle of an
application includes
requirements, design, build,
deploy, operate, optimize
– The expanded incident
lifecycle includes detection,
diagnosis, repair, recovery
and restoration
– The lifecycle of a server may
include: ordered, received, in
test, live, disposed etc.