The Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) is a 4.3-meter astronomical research telescope being built in northern Arizona
as a partnership between Discovery Communications and Lowell Observatory. We present an overview of the current
status of the project software effort, including the iterative development process (including planning, requirements
management and traceability, design, code, test, issue tracking, and version control), our experience with management
and design techniques and tools the team uses that support the effort, key features of the component-based architectural
design, and implementation examples that leverage new LabVIEW-based technologies.