Meaning of Life Cycle

What is Life Cycle:

Life cycle is the vital process of an organism from its birth to its death.

Cycle refers to a circular movement, projected in time, where what dies serves as birth for the repetition of the same cycle. In this way, the birth of a seed, for example, implies the death in the life cycle of a fruit or flower.

In general, the life cycle is divided into four stages: birth, development, reproduction, and death. These phases of a life cycle are applicable to all people and things.

Life cycle in natural sciences

In the natural sciences, the life cycle is taught in schools with an outline on the life cycle of the hummingbird or turtle. Thus, children will be able to relate those same stages in the more complex biological processes that they will learn later in the curriculum.

See also Life and Cycle.

Human life cycle

The human life cycle is divided into these general basic stages defined as birth, youth, adulthood and old age. They are characterized as follows:

From birth to youth, the human being requires care and conditions to reach youth.

From youth to adulthood, it is the phase where social and psychological learning is cultivated and generated, in preparation for adulthood.

From adulthood to old age, it is the period when maturity is reached in the reproductive capacity and there are labor social relations.

In old age, also called third or fourth age, people are physically more fragile and need more care in their health and rest.

See also Seniors.

Life cycle of a project

The life cycle of a project is used in all areas where planning is needed to achieve an objective, especially in matters related to construction and research.

The life cycles of a project begin, in a general way, with a preliminary project in which the objectives to be achieved are briefly outlined, in general terms, to give an idea of ​​what is to be achieved in the future project.

See also:

  • Preliminary draft.
  • Draft.

In a research project, for example, after carrying out the preliminary project, we proceed to the writing, the search for theoretical bases, the definition of the strategies and the methods to achieve the proposed objectives. Next, the necessary resources will be sought for the execution of it and the schedules that will determine the times of completion of each step.

See also Research project.

Life cycle of a product

The life cycle of a product (CVP) is represented by 4 stages, being them: introduction, growth, maturity and decline.

In management and marketing, the maturity stage of a product is the time when greater stability and profit will be generated, therefore, the strategies proposed in both areas will seek a way to maintain this stage for as long as possible.

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