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Role of Software Development Life Cycle in Software Development

Technology production and demand are increasing consistently and, as it seems, nothing is hindering this trend. In fact, many companies have been doing research with the aim of improving their core tasks to obtain a cheap, fast and effective process and increase their productivity and competitiveness. The perfect example regards software development. It is a common thing among firms to have a standard process for software development, meant to be followed step by step. This process is called Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or just the Software Development Cycle (SDC). As a premise, it must be said that the following is just a guideline, which in the end every company can modify to make it more suitable for its needs and strategy. After this brief introduction, let´s now come to what the main features of the software development process are. There are many approaches to software development: based on their needs and capabilities, every company can choose to use one instead of the other. Among those, Agile, SCRUM, Lean, Waterfall, Prototype, Incremental, Iterative, V-Model, Spiral, RAD, DSDM, RUP, and XP are the most popular.

The Software Development Life Cycle has a defined structure, which leads from an idea to a real and successful project.

  1. Planning: Planning the project is the initial step to take before starting any other process in software development. Identifying exactly what the project consists of, determining its actual feasibility, cost and time, considering team involvement and trying to identify possible problems.
  2. Software Development Project

    Software Development Project

  3. System analysis: This is the phase in which, after having considered all the possible problems, the team works in order to prevent them in advance. This aspect is crucial. If the problem is studied before the project starts, it is easy to find a solution. However, if an unexpected problem comes out while the project is running, it means a great loss of time and resources, and sometimes could also force to restart from zero.
  4. Design: The third step regards the system design: now that the goal is clear, the means to reach it need to be organized: hardware and/or software components, working space, security, programming, communication, workers and procedures to be carried out.
  5. Development: The fourth step is the one in which the real work actually starts. The software is coded and developed. Successively, the software is delivered to the client, who has to be trained to use it. If the customer wants adjustments in the software, changes are to be made at this stage.
  6. Testing: A testing phase is meant to ensure that the client really obtains what he or she had asked for. The tests are carried out until the client is satisfied with the product. The procedure involves quality control, defect and bug report and fixing.
  7. Full delivery: Finally, the product is fully delivered to the customer.
  8. Maintenance: After some time, the software should be evaluated: very often it needs to be upgraded to be adapted to upcoming technologies; the hardware should be replaced, the performance should be always appropriate and the system should run at a state-of-the-art condition.

The purpose of the Software Development Life Cycle is to obtain a cost-effective, efficient result out of a well-structured and step-by-step organized method. At UIZ Berlin We go through each of those steps serving the customers with quality and professionalism. Are you looking for a team of experts for your software development project?

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