Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) contains a complete set of activities that together start with the raw requirements and result into a working software application. It turns out that the Xsemble process improves exactly those parts of the SDLC process where it becomes difficult to manage. What results is a highly manageable version of SDLC. We call it X-SDLC, as in Xsemble-powered SDLC.

X-SDLC is represented below as a process flow diagram.

X-SDLC is Xsemble powered Software Development Life Cycle
Work Separation

X-SDLC gives a key to separate work into small and measurable work items. This makes it possible to separate the work among different team members, and even across teams. You can add team members to work that needs to speed up.

Functional and Technical Activities

As one can see in the diagram, Xsemble design activity is central to X-SDLC. The activities to the left of it are largely functional activities; and those on the right are largely technical activities.

Better Manageability

Cleaner WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) makes it easy to for a manager to plan and track work. The work can be quantitatively measured and checked individually for completion.


The X-SDLC diagram shows inter-dependencies of activities on work produced by other activities. That lets us plan work in such a way that different activities can go on in parallel, increasing the team efficiency and reducing time.

Remote Outsourcing

Remote outsourcing of work is possible when it can be independently scoped, quantified and assessed. This opens doors to employing remote workforce effectively. These could even be freelancers. You can decide payment terms based on work instead of hours spent.

To learn more about X-SDLC and the activities within it, check out the X-SDLC whitepaper in the Resources section.