Any software development process may have a number of stages which depends on the company’s norms and methods they follow. It is a very fundamental thing which most of the companies follow but many miss it.
The stages under the software development process might differ from business to business but the process under those stages remains the same. It proves to be the backbone for each project development and ensures that the project is delivered on time and the client gets expected results.
If you are a new developer then you might have missed this step every time, as many developers always think that the main step in the software development process is about designing and developing. Yes, solid and good design are both extremely important but they do no good if your software does not suit your business or does not have a proper theme according to your business needs.
We at Skywave Info Solutions do the analysis process in the right way. We take care of all stakeholders, check feasibility, try to recognize end outputs and work upon it so that we get expected results.
Discussions are held between the various stakeholders, users, and managers to find out what software will be used for and once the information is collected, it is analysed to see if the requirements can be incorporated into the software that is to be developed.
This is the stage two which is Design. Here, the software design is developed according to the instructions provided in the “Requirement Specification” documents. While designing, wireframes and screenshot samples are created from which the client gets an idea of how the end product will look.
It’s the time you need to map out workflows, how will it look, and what the timeline for development is going to be, what databases will be used.
Once the developer gets the Design document, coding starts. In this stage, the actual implementation coding is done. All the components of the software are implemented and the Software design is translated into coding. This is the most critical and also the lengthiest stage in the software developing process.
Development phase might have a number of developers working together on one big project or if the project is small then there would be individual developers working on it.
There should be constant communication about your project’s progress and communication process like progress meetings, tracking tools, and phone calls with your team works best while working on a software development project.
After the implementation of the coding is done, it is tested to see if it meets all the requirements in the first place. Various kinds of testing has to be done such as system testing, unit testing, acceptance testing, and integration testing.
While testing there are always a few bugs that can be found and developers can fix it sooner rather than later. So the good practice is that a developer should do unit testing and check his code standards whether they are maintained according to framework rules or not.
Testing helps in decreasing re-work by developers and other people in different stages of the software development process. After all the testing process is done and bugs get fixed there’s also a final testing phase.
Before delivering the end product to the client, we test the product internally in the team and list out all bugs and business logic bugs. So the time of clients does not get wasted because of delivering untested work. We also try to bring end users to test the software to get better idea and check if flow is understood by them or not.
This is the final stage, where your shiny new custom implemented software is ready to be released to the customers. This whole process gets done step by step with an implementation plan and proper testing.
Once software is live and users are using it that doesn;t mean that the software development process has ended. But the real work starts when software is acquiring new users more and more. At this time the developers team need to remain active in finding any bug if it is detected in a system.
While in static website or mobile application development, execution is the one time process.
Maintenance: After the main build
Only because all the stages of development have been completed , that does not mean the process is finished. We make a plan for maintaining the product data well and check if there is no leakage of data. The real problems are identified once the customer begins use and If any bug occurs and needs to be fixed then it is to be taken care of by the developers.
Our developers are experienced enough that they can maintain product with zero downtime and end users would not get any problem while using your software.
Custom software development is not an overnight thing, but it takes enough time to build a better product and we know this very well. Our team has worked on such projects which need 100% precision.
We as Skywave InfoSolutions follow every process of development as per the project expansion and requirements. Check our Mobile Services, Web Services, and Solutions we provide. Do reach out to us by filling the contact form or drop an email at [email protected] if you want us to work for your project by following proper methods of development and get the best output.