Software product development process
Did you know that software development process is a fundamental tool for facilitating a large number of people to work on a collaborative project? When the software product development process is followed keenly, there is likelihood of better product quality, clear responsibilities,, better communication, better use of resources, minimum risks, enhanced efficient project control, customer satisfaction,etc.
The main aim of the process is to ensure an optimum level to deliver a quality product and avoid wasted time, resources and effort. There are various phases which should be taken into consideration for the software product development process as discussed below:
Ideation and conceptualization
It involves detailing of the concept in more technical form through collaborative engagement with the customer, understanding the customer requirements, business process and analysis of the problem of statement defined by the customer.Conceptualization involves formulating the idea or concept and once the scope of the project is defined, a list of desired features is created.
Involves key elements such as hosting networks and the development context with the data modules. This ensures that your software system will meet current customer requirements and that future requirements can be addressed.
Design and development
Once requirements are clearly detailed, technical resources are identified and different tasks assigned to each individual who are provided with the necessary documents required to begin the development process. Specific designs and workflows for the app and technology tools are formulated. Coding standards that will be followed during the final delivery are created.
It involves the system testing for usability and functionality, bug fixing, users acceptance testing (UAT) and the test report generation. The development and testing phases are performed iteratively as issues are found, corrected and verified. A stable product with minimal issues is ready for deployment.
In this phase, there is transfer of product knowledge from the individual, team, department, organization onto the user. During this phase of knowledge transfer, change request, impact analysis and all pending documentation is completed. At the end of this phase, the development team hands over the aspects of the project to the customer, including documents and licences.
Sustainable product engineering
Ensures that the software will continue to be available in the future, on new platforms and meeting new needs. This ensures that the software product is easy to evolve, satisfies its intent over time, surveys uncertainty and supports relevant concerns. The way sustainability is approached will depend on many factors such as how important the software is, its maturity level, the size of its community and the resources for achieving the product sustainability. From www.trendpro.co.ke
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