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  • Software development processes are very diverse, and the use of methods and practices varies in many facets. However, it is unclear for what reason single methods and practices are included in a development process and which phases they are meant to support. Based on a survey with 27 practitioners, we provide a mapping of methods and practices to different project phases and vice versa. Our results indicate that, when devising a development process, it is worth a thought if all phases of the software lifecycle are addressed and if the use of selected methods and practices is meaningful. This summary refers to the paper ''Towards Shaping the Software Lifecycle with Methods and Practices''. This paper was published as full research paper in the proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Software and System Processes and International Conference on Global Software Engineering and received the IEEE Best Industry Experience Paper Award.