Features of Software Development Lifecycle -SDLC Solutions by kovair


More Info
									Features of Software Development Lifecycle - SDLC Solutions
The software development life cycle (SDLC) can be defined as a step-by-step procedure that is involved in developing
a software product. It is also referred to as the software development process in specific parts of the world. The
entire process is usually classified into a suite of steps and certain operations that are carried out in each of the
steps. The basic classification of the entire process is:

       Planning
       Analysis
       Design
       Development
       Implementation
       Testing
       Deployment
       Maintenance

Each of these above mentioned steps of the software development life cycle process has their own relevance and
plays a critical role in the product development. This apart, SDLC is frequently considered as a subset of the systems
development life cycle. There are various models for such procedures, and each of them describes approaches to
multiple tasks or activities that take place during the process. There are times when certain people consider a life
cycle model as a more general term and a generic software development procedure. For instance, there are certain
software development processes that suit the “spiral” type of life cycle model. ISO/IEC 12207 is a global standard for
the SDLC procedure and it aims to be the benchmark that defines all agendas needed for maintaining and developing

Software development for agile methodology uses iterative development as a basis but it advocates a lighter and a
much more people-centric viewpoint that conventional approaches. Agile software development procedures utilize
feedback instead of planning as their major control mechanism. The feedback is driven by daily tests and the
releases from the developing software.

Service providers specializing in application lifecycle management have introduced advanced SDLC solution that
offers a complete assistance for every SDLC function and assists users to overcome the difficulties that are involved
in the overall development procedure right from initiation, design, analysis, implementation and maintenance to
disposal. It also offers a standard and formatted procedure for every phase of the software development, thereby
making sure that all the functional user needs and strategic objectives are fulfilled.

Advanced SDLC solutions include the following components:

       Requirements Management Tools
       Test Management
       Issue Management
       Risk Management
       Release Management
       Document Management
       IT Project Management

This apart, other SDLC features for instance Build Management and Configuration management are attained by
integration the third party tools with easy bi-directional data transfer adapters built for the integration platform.

To top