4 Steps of a Successful Software Development Life Cycle

Two software developers drawing SDLC on a board

As the name suggests, the Software Development Life Cycle or SDLC, is a standard practice that software development teams and project managers use to develop software. A software development life cycle has 5-8 steps, depending on the project management technique a company uses, like the Agile methodology or the scrum framework. Moreover, project managers and software developers can omit some steps, add more, or combine two steps to customize an SDLC.

Vates offer agile software development services, and their team of experienced project managers, software designers, testers, and developers stick to SDLC while developing applications for different businesses.

Here are the steps of a successful software development lifecycle.

Planning and Defining Requirements

The first step of a successful software development life cycle is planning according to the requirements of a project. Project managers evaluate the requirements of an application, its target market, its scope, and more. Based on these requirements, a software development team determines the labor and costs it will need to complete the software. Moreover, they also set an achievable deadline.

Designing and Prototyping

Even though the requirement phase defines what an application will do, the design phase models the working of an application. Software development teams start by defining the UI/UX of the software and how users will interact with it. Moreover, this step determines the compatible platforms for the final program, like Windows, Linux, or macOS.

Software developers can also determine the programming language they’ll use and any steps they will make to improve the usability and security of the application. These steps include adding a firewall, using password protection, or building a better design. Next, the team builds a working prototype, an early version of the software that shows how it works and reviews it to determine any changes.

Vates offers nearshore development services, where the team shows working prototypes to different companies, giving them an idea of the final product beforehand. Moreover, they also use this prototype step to get feedback from different companies.

Development and Testing

In the software development stage, developers code a project’s front and back end before integrating them. Moreover, they connect this model with the database and other architecture resources to create a working application. In addition, the testing team tests different functions and features of this developed software to ensure it’s bug-free.

Vates offers software development and testing services, where their professional developers and testers code and test applications based on your company’s requirements.

Deployment and Maintenance

In the deployment stage, the application is launched for the users, like your company’s employees or customers. But SDLC doesn’t end at deployment. The IT maintenance team provides support and maintenance for an application post-deployment, where the team handles any issues or queries regarding the software.

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Hire a Nearshore Software Development Firm

By sticking to these phases of the SDLC, your end application will have all the necessary features. At Vates, we offer agile software development services, where we handle an application’s development from the start to the end. Moreover, our software testing services test an application to ensure it’s bug-free. Our IT maintenance team also handles the maintenance of an application post-deployment.

Reach out to us for our custom software development services.



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