SDLC Phases – Closer look to Software Development Methodology

Software Development is not a one day job. Depending upon the system it can run year after years. While designing a software we have to plan several factors. Proper planning in software development helps to win customer satisfaction. Which is a big achievement to our reputation & experiences. As a farm owner you must be aware of about the investments to create a successful software. Investment wants return. In software business there are various lick-ages that can de-rank your quality & business too. I have more then 12 years experiences in the area of software development. I developed various software’s under Waterfall Model to Aglie Methodology. In this knowledge sharing session let me share D2D (Design to Delivery) Software Development Methodology. This method will not only help you to develop quality software’s but also it will take care of your investments.

D2D is a dedicated approach to SDLC (System Development Life Cycle). Under D2D we planned from requirement analysis to the date of delivery. D2D is also effective for investment plannings, resources allocation & guide to use software’s or tools. To simplify your understanding here I am using a case-study. It will give you a clear vision on D2D Methodology.

Let us assume we have our software development center “Vijayshanti Corporation”. Our business head meet to the customer & signed the deal. Now we are inside our lab. We have to develop an application refer to our customer requirements. In the beginning phase there is a probability of failure compare to the same ratio of success. Software development is a tactical engineering. Dedication & sufficient planning is required to gain the success. To start with the application development let us go stage by stage.

Resource Planning

To start the application development from scratch first we have to allocate some resources depending upon the size & budget of the project. Whether you use your existing resource or a new one you have to judge them well & fine. While assign FSD (Functional Specification Document) to the resources be sure about the skills matching. Correct resource allocation is the initial phase of D2D. A project has several parts.

It’s more professional to use UI developers for User Interface, Graphic Engineers for graphics or use an experienced Software Developer to design the Business Logic. To look into the architecture part choose an experience person who is expertise on the same domain. Here domain knowledge is effective. Do well to the phase of requirement analysis. Prepare easy FSD’s from the customer requirements.

Team & Training

After resource planning we have a team. Team is the key to meet challenges. Do one to one discussion with all your new team members. Tactically establish good relationship among all your team members. Built team sprite for each of them. To overview the project provide functional & technical training to your team members. Be friendly with your team members. Don’t overload the team. Work smart & simple.

Functional Specification Documents

Before assign job to resources create FSD for them. While creating a FSD make it easy to understood. For any clarification feel free to discuss with your customer. Healthy FSD designing is the first stair to software development. To generate FSD use senior experienced Project Managers.

Time Frame

Time is money. To develop a software major investment is Time. While planning FSD assign correct time frame to save investments & men power. Focus on exact requirements while planning your calendar. During planning for development choose 4 hrs as the slot. I mean in a day (8 working hrs.) you have 2 slots. Protect you & your developers from re-work. Re-work lost time & investments. Let us assume in the application our customer wants to integrate a data visual for their dashboard. To create this chart we assigned 2 slots to our developer. Here we have to plan before about the quality assurance. Until the QA team verify the development it is not into production. Including development plan QA as a part of Time Frame. For successful Time Management read our Tips to manage Time effectively.