Software development life cycle(SDLC)

September 12, 2022 / Software Development

The need for software development life cycle

Preparing a plan of action for the entire transit of your software will help you curate an end product that is functionally perfect. There is an increasing need for SDLC because of the increasing complexity of technologies. Since there are also going to be a lot of resources involved, you need to be increasingly cautious in making all their efforts happen in a coordinated manner without missing out on even the smallest of details.

When you hire an expert company to take over your software development for you, they’ll go about your requirements in an orderly fashion. Having a system in place will also help project managers to get the job done right in the given timeframe and to check all the boxes of requirements. System analysts and project managers generally utilized software development life cycles to outline, analyze, design, develop, and later deploy fully equipped finished products. The shortest possible turn-around can also be achieved with a systematic process.

7 Stages of the software development life cycle (SDLC)

The following stages are crucial and are absolutely necessary if you want to develop your software product in an impeccable fashion.

  • Planning
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Prototyping
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Implementation and Integration
  • Maintenance & Operations

Let’s take a closer look at these stages to get an even bigger perspective of their importance

1. Planning

Here business owners closely work with developers to clarify all the preliminary details that are necessary before jumping into the process of development. Understanding the objectives and end goals while also paying close attention to the changing seasons of the market are all given attention and importance here.

Identifying the tools and resources necessary are also given importance here. The more work you do in the planning stage, the better will be your overall operational flow and development process.

2. Feasibility Analysis

software development life cycle

Integrating any new program into an existing infrastructure is always hard no matter the amount of progress they bring your way. Feasibility analysis will help you figure out if you absolutely need this software and all the revenue or cost-cutting they can offer your way. Here the nature of development, the functionalities, timelines, and overall process flow of the SDLC are mapped. This way the developers would be able to set the right expectations upfront and build a rapport with the businesses they work with right from the start.

3. Prototyping

This is the design phase which involves the determination of the overall look, feel form and functionality of the software. Any changes that you need in your end-product can be altered here so as to maintain development delays or other hindrances and back and forth.

Any software design that you go for should retain all the necessary UI/UX conditions over all else. This will ensure that the transition is seamless. There should be a whole lot of factors that are taken into consideration including storage, networks, databases, and user interface.

The design here is a logical structure of the end application that can later be programmed and developed.

4. Development

This is where your software gets its shape. The approved wireframes and prototypes of the application are programmed into a finished application here. With a proper communication loop, the entire process of development can happen seamlessly without any hindrances.

When you hire an expert like YCSPL, we’ll assist you with a dedicated project manager who will keep you updated on the everyday progress and will be available to take in any requests or changes at all times.

Common programming languages that are deployed include C++, PHP, etc but there are a lot of others that are being increasingly employed these days to meet the complex SDLC requirements.

5. Testing

The development process is just the beginning of what is about to come. Any developed software will just not be enough to directly create the impact that you’re looking for or offer the exact outcomes that you want.

A lot of testing, compromises, improvements, quality checks, and quick fixes are increasingly necessary for ensuring the smooth functioning of an application. The time involved in the testing phase purely depends on the complexity of the requirements.

There are also a lot of loophole mapping, bug fixes, and security updates that are done here to arrive at efficient software products.

6. Implementation and integration

Here everything from the hosting environment to the operational integrity of the software is all taken into consideration and presented to the businesses. Any gap in the functional and design aspects of the application is bridged here.

Developers and a back-end support team will walk the employees and the entire business through the application utility and help them transition from their existing processes.

7. Maintenance and operations

An SDLC is incomplete without this phase. Introducing software into the market might be one thing, but managing the overall performance of the software at any given point in time will offer a better overall solution unlike anything else.

There will always be an increasing need for better UI/UX as people improvise their taste with time and being relevant to the design trends is very important. The software maintenance phase also involves security checks, avoiding downtimes, server backup, strengthened security, etc.

When you hire someone diligent like YCSPL, you’re basically hiring experts to be in charge. We’ll take complete control through all these stages and help you bring your software vision to life in the best way possible.

We carry a decade’s worth of experience to give you the solutions that you’ve always wanted. Our experts might just be able to give you a better overall direction for your software requirements. Get in touch with us today!

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