A traditional process for conducting an information systems development project is called the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The SDLC is a complete set of steps that a team of information systems professionals, including database designers and programmers, follow in an organization to specify, develop, maintain, and replace information systems. The basic steps involved in SDLC are Planning, Ananlysis, Design, Implementation and Maintainence. Data management isessentially a part of all the phases, as data itself is cruial in any information system.Planning phase is to develop a preliminary understanding of a business situationand how information systems might help solve a problem or make an opportunity possible. Data management involved in the planning phase is very vital. The database development process begins with a review of the enterprise modelingcomponents that were developed during the information systems planning process.