Deployment lifecycle embodies the manifestation of a component services to facilitate a business model. The service components of the system architecture are designed, implemented, integrated an deployed. Each service component may be developed independently in parallel up to a point at which integration is required to satisfy deployment requirements. Testing of individual components and integrated versions are required during design, implementation and deployment phases. Following deployment, integrated tests and upgrades of the system are facilitated to maintain existing and evolving requirements.

Deployment is an essential workflow in the business system lifecycle. Deployment must be successful to facilitate component and integrated systems. Deployments must be continually verified by component and integrated tests to drill down and anticipate potential problems which likely require upgrades to the system as extensions of the deployment lifecycle.

Software deployment lifecycle may be associated with the acronym moniker of SDLC.