If you have been involved in software development for any length of time you will know that the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a powerful tool for achieving consistent project success. It acts as a dependable guide for software owners and project managers worldwide. One of the interesting things we have observed is how many variations there can be to the process. While the core elements (Planning, Developing, Testing, Deploying, Repeating) typically remain the same, many software development teams will fine tune the cycle to meet their individual needs. They adopt the aspects that work for them, removing what they don't need, and adding things that are missing. At PALADEM, we've honed our current software development process successfully over the years, but we also remain flexible, ready to tailor it to the unique requirements of different clients.