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This LifecycleStep Project Lifecycle Processwebsite is unique. Although you will find piecemeal information on the project lifecycle on many websites, very few have a complete model for how to define your IT Development project lifecycle. None of them are as comprehensive, yet as easily understandable as LifecycleStep. The content on this website can be used as a reference for individual company employees for use on individual project teams.  

Question: Why is this valuable content available for free?

Answer: It is the desire of TenStep to make this material available freely to as many individuals as possible, so their organizations will see the value of purchasing a license for widespread use. TenStep also encourages individuals to license the LifecycleStep process for use on their assignments.

The content on this website can be copied and utilized by individual readers at no cost, except as follows:

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  • A license is required for third party providers and consultants to utilize the LifecycleStep process on an engagement for another company.

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Licenses are inexpensive, and are scalable to meet the needs of small, medium and large companies. In addition to the content you can see, licensed users also have access to the additional lifecycle models, templates and sample schedules. See the LifecycleStep Licenses page for more details.

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There is no explicit or implicit guarantee or warranty associated with this process or the material contained on this website. The LifecycleStep Project Lifecycle Process reflects best practices and the accumulated wisdom of the author.

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