Wrapping your head around all the preparations necessary to release new software can be daunting. It's no small project and, if you've never been through the process before, it can be extremely easy to forget a step to check, miss a bug that needs fixing, skip a perspective that needs considering, etc. These mistakes can be disastrous to your project. Even if you are familiar with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and have worked on software releases in the past, every software release is different and each project is unique. Perhaps you have led a project in another organization and you feel comfortable running the steps because of the experiences you’ve had. This doesn’t mean, however, that you’ll be able to finish your next project with the same level of ease. Every project, every team, every organization, and every situation is different. There are a lot of factors that weigh into the success of a project. So, the question is, is it time for a SDLC plan to get your software released?