Impact of Generative AI on the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts, Volume 11, Issue 8 August 2023

5 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2023

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Ameya Shastri Pothukuchi

Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research - Redmond

Lakshmi Vasuda Kota

Voya Services

Vinay Mallikarjunaradhya

Thomson Reuters

Date Written: August 2023

Abstract

The Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is a solid framework which has guided the broadly sequential nature of project delivery in the Tech industry. The way it has been implemented has changed over the years to a great extent in terms of the scale and complexity of the projects. Agile and other project management methodologies have shortened the time spent on each stage, because they are innately iterative and focus on shipping incremental software in quick intervals.

The recent development of an AI ecosystem with increasingly powerful generative AI technologies like ChatGPT has led to many questions. Foremost among these questions are how these developments will necessitate the software industry and development lifecycle itself to undergo a transformation, and whether it will impact the nature of work for millions of Tech professionals worldwide.

This paper focuses on the latter of the two questions above - and the authors would like to propose a new SDLC model based on how the different stages of the SDLC will likely undergo a fundamental shift catalyzed by recent advances made in generative AI.

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Keywords: Generative AI, SDLC, ChatGPT, Software Development Life cycle

Suggested Citation

Pothukuchi, Ameya Shastri and Kota, Lakshmi Vasuda and Mallikarjunaradhya, Vinay, Impact of Generative AI on the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) (August 2023). International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts, Volume 11, Issue 8 August 2023, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4536700

Ameya Shastri Pothukuchi (Contact Author)

Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research - Redmond ( email )

Lakshmi Vasuda Kota

Voya Services

Vinay Mallikarjunaradhya

Thomson Reuters

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