Software Development Life Cycle a.k.a. SDLC offers a systematic process for building as well as delivering software applications. It is a multistep, iterative process. Development teams rely on a system development life cycle to create efficacious software with as little issues as possible.
The generalized version of an SDLC has 6 distinct stages, namely: planning, analysis, designing, development & testing, implementation, and maintenance. Each of them is briefly explained in the following section.