Software Development Life Cycle

All projects, regardless of their field, go through a similar life cycle, going through several stages/phases, in which several processes are carried out. Running projects through these well-defined structures reduces the degree of uncertainty, increases the control of the way the project is carried out and allows decision-making after each phase. 

By organizing things in stages, the project manager ensures that the services or products delivered at the end of each phase are in line with the intended purpose and, at the same time, that the project team members are ready for the next phase of the project. 

Below we will summarize the general phases of a project, as well as some practical aspects about the relationships between team members, clients and other stakeholders at the level of a project.

The implementation and development process consists in the following steps: 

  1. Identifying goals and objectives
    The first step in initiating each project is to set up a meeting for better communication and a more detailed understanding of your business needs. Collecting information about your company, business objectives, information about the products and/or services offered, as well as the consultation and advice process are essential steps in the development of a website. 
  2. Planning a development strategy
    To develop a development strategy and a plan (technical specification document) based on aggregated information, in order to emphasize and detail all important aspects of our project. A good business plan guarantees long-term success.  
  3. The design concept 
    Once the technical specifications of the project have been agreed upon and approved follows the realization of the design proposals. The website design will be designed based on an interview that you will complete with the information you consider necessary to understand your expectations and vision of the graphic aspect of the project. 
  4. Design and implementation
    The stage immediately following the approval of the graphic concept is the actual construction of the application according to the established project plan. 
    Once the project has a complete analysis and a sufficiently detailed design, the project team can start developing the project components. Detailing the various processes and potential approaches to these phases is not the subject of this article, and is itself a broad subject to be dealt with.
  5. The application testing process
     Before the site is posted online will go through a thorough testing stage, to ensure compatibility with different browsers, application functionality and ease of use. 
  6. Support and maintenance 
    Ensuring support during the project transition from the project team to the client team is the focus of this stage. In many cases, for various reasons, the project team is reassigned to new projects too quickly once the project has been delivered. This reduces awareness of benefits or potential problems arising after delivery for reasons not necessarily related to the project team. Monitoring the benefits of the delivered project is very important for team morale and can help promote the project or establish future action points to ensure the success of future initiatives. 
    You can count on our team for any need or problem that may arise.  

Therefore, addressing all these phases in the life cycle of a project with the necessary attention and care is especially important for the success of the project, for the quality of the product offered to the client (external or internal) and for the satisfaction and evolution of the teams. 

Software Development Life Cycle