Software Development Life Cycle management

The integration of high-performance software services is difficult, and takes many stages and approaches. The phases share the creating product work into tasks that can then be given, implemented, and gauged. Thorough explanation of all the points and tools contained in the computer programs creation process is known as Software Development Life Cycle management (SDLC).

How does it work?

SDLC control is a concept base used in project management to help development teams optimize their workflow and do it scalable. It describes phases, tools and methods needed for a draft to assist a company to quickly establish top-grade computer programs which is extensively tested and prepared for production employ.

The tools are various types of charting software, spreadsheets, or simply a long, horizontal paper that can be drawn on and updated for each stage.

The SDLC process also includes detailed technical documentation on how to design, enhance, and support the product.

Stages of the software product development life cycle

As a rule, the SDLC methodology bases on the following stages:

  1. Planning the concept. A serious preparatory process including market research, business analysis, discussing the product content, and considering the appropriate SDLC model.
  2. Requirements. The description of all draft’s features to be realized, as well as investments needed during the whole project life cycle.
  3. Design. A phase implies the choice of a programming language, both hardware and software platforms, and the ware product architecture.
  4. Build and code. The start of the actual software product development.
  5. Quality assurance (QA). The phase includes all testing processes going in line with the development, and reporting bugs or defects in the software solution.
  6. Implementation and release. Introduction of the new framework to the production environment, and determining a strategy for delivering the changes to a customer.
  7. Maintenance. Corrections and upgrades of the application’s functionality made as soon as the product is issued on the market or set on special equipment.

How to choose an SDLC model

Combinations of all the software development life cycle phases we named can form different models. The most common they are:

  • Waterfall Model. The oldest and most straightforward pattern: phases go one by one. Each stage has its own project plan.
  • Agile Model. It separates the ware into cycles, stresses engagement between developers and clients, and fast delivers a working product by ongoing releases.
  • Iterative Model. It emphasizes recurrence. It gives a working version early in the process and reduces the cost of implementing modifications.
  • V-Shaped Model. It works in stage. The method is useful if all requirements are known.
  • Big Bang Model. A high-risk pattern: little time for planning, and the majority of resources are thrown toward development at once. It is best suited for small projects.
  • Spiral Model. It is the most flexible, taking repetition as its basis: the elaboration passes through all development stages over and over until completed. The method results in a product with a high degree of customization.

While choosing a model, there are 3 criterions that can help a company to describe its needs: release frequency, requirement flexibility, and cooperation approach. Each of these parameters may be put on a scale:

  1. Rigid demands ↔ Flexible requirements.
  1. One major release ↔ Continuous delivery.
  1. Documentation ↔ Communication.

Benefits of the SDLC

A well-structured SDLC provides:

A defined view of the entire system, resources, timeline, and goals.

Enhanced control over large projects.

Involves comprehensive and explicit stages.

Goals and deliverables that meet the standards of each party participating in the project.

Easy evaluation of costs and growth of the developed system.

Our approach to Software Development Life Cycle management

Reksoft provides a full systems development life cycle using smart business solutions and advanced technologies including Agile, DevOps, machine learning, IoT, etc. The way we follow software prepare principles helps cut the company’s expenses on IT, optimize product launch time and ensures efficiency.

Each IT solution created by Reksoft has assistance, technical documentation and support.

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