Data-Centric Development Life Cycle

In today’s digital age, data is the potential powerhouse of every business. That’s why First San Francisco Partners created the Data-Centric Development Life Cycle (DCLC), a proprietary project development methodology that leverages the shift from process to information — and addresses the unique needs of data-centric development projects such as Data Lake, Big Data, BI/Analytics, Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Warehouse.

DCLC’s iterative methodology brings data problems and opportunities to the forefront before development begins — rather than during testing or after Production implementation.

The DCLC methodology:

  • Overcomes challenges and limitations of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework
  • Emphasizes learning as much about Source Data as quickly as possible
  • Allows for iterative refinement of project information requirements
  • Increases efficiency driven by clarity for the project team to know what they have to do around data, and how different roles work together
  • Reduces risk of project delays and avoids rework by surfacing issues right at the start, rather than after outputs are built
  • Ensures the right artifacts are created

First San Francisco Partners' proprietary Data-Centric Development Life Cycle methodology
Our DCLC consulting services include:

  • Readiness assessment
  • DCLC training
  • Process descriptions
  • Roles and responsibility descriptions
  • Artifact templates
  • RACIs
  • Project methodology audits
  • Integration with metadata strategy and knowledge management strategy

Interested in applying our DCLC methodology to your Data Lake, Big Data, BI/Analytics, MDM or other large-scale enterprise information management project? Schedule a DCLC information session with us.