Document Type


Date of Award

Fall 1995

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science - (M.S.)


Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

B. A. Suresh

Second Advisor

James A. McHugh

Third Advisor

Peter A. Ng


This thesis analyzes different aspects of system development life cycle, concentrating on the requirements and design stages. It describes various methodologies, methods and tools that have been developed over the years. It evaluates them and compares them against each other. Finally a conclusion is made that there is a very important stage missing in the system development life cycle, which is the Business Process Reengineering Stage.