A process essentially comprising of a series of standardized and structured phases applied to information systems development project ensures maximum quality assurance and accelerates innovation in software intensive systems. Enhanced with world class technology and a vast spectrum of solutions, uCrya implements an array of SDL methodologies to deliver profitable IT solutions to global industries ranging from SMEs to Fortune 500 enterprises pursuing cutting-edge solutions for their ever-growing IT needs.
While several models and logical stages exist as subsets of the entire process, each model is based on common activities that can be broken down into different phases depending on desired functionality and SDL models applied.
Software development planning forms the basis for executing and managing the developments throughout the IT project. The process involves requirement analysis to identify the goals of the client based on the abstract ideas provided to software engineers. Engineers then conclude a plan about how the IT solution as a whole – and not the software code itself – should work, and evaluate the scope of the entire project, determining the timeframe and cost required for the execution of each process.
As part of the planning process, engineers and IT consultants demonstrate how the proposed plan should help them deliver a product that functions as per client requirements. After agreement from both parties, a legal document containing all information relevant to project execution and deliverables is crafted.
Provisions are kept to accommodate client requests for alteration of required deliverables to ensure no dispute or ambiguity occurs down the road.
Implementation, Testing and Documenting
The second activity in the SDL deals with practical implementation of the contractor-client agreement and the proposed software development plan on part of the development team. During the implementation phase, software engineers get to the baseline for the development of the solution and develop a software code based on predefined program architecture.
Following the implementation phase, the quality assurance, or testing phase occurs in which engineers test project execution against client requirements in terms of functionality, IT security, manageability and efficiency among other parameters of the program quality. This phase is often interrelated with other activities throughout the SDL.
Documenting is the final phase of this activity, and deals with maintenance and enhancement of the developed IT solution in the future, in case of changing client requirements. The document contains all the necessary details that highlight the functionality of each process, and elaborate on the methodologies implemented.
Deployment and Maintenance
Once the product is tested to achieve desired functionality and approved for production, the software code is deployed on the client’s IT infrastructure. The entire process involves installation, optimization, testing and evaluation of the solution’s functionality in real life environment. Furthermore, some training and support is also provided to the client to ensure maximum productivity and proper utilization of the IT solution.
This support is further extended in the form of maintenance and enhancement of the program’s functionality based on varying need of clients, and possible faults and bugs reported by users.
These activities are often represented in a schematic diagram where several activities interrelate and overlap according to client requirements and software development models implemented for the execution of the entire project. Every phase of the development process, as part of SLD activities and implementation models, plays a significant role in the success of the project for clients. And for this reason, the uCrea team of IT consultants, engineers, developers, managers, partners and suppliers evaluate the best SLD practices for each client individually, and work on world class technology to deliver the IT solution that best serves our clients’ IT needs.