The methodologywe follow during the software development life cycle ensures active client involvement at every step of the process.The six core process workflows for software development and delivery are as follows:
Document business processes using business use cases. The business use cases are analyzed to understand how the business should support the business processes.
This is documented in a business object model. This step is optional for some projects.
Describe what the system should do and allow the developers and the client to agree on that description.
To achieve this we elicit, organize and document the required functionality and constraints.
A vision document is created and stakeholder needs are elicited. Use cases are identified to represent the behavior of the system. The use cases function as a unifying thread throughout the system’s development cycle.
The same use case model is used during requirements capture, analysis & design and testing. The deliverable at the end of this phase is the Functional Requirements Specifications document.
Analysis & Design
Determine how the system will be realized in the implementation phase. Analysis & Design results in a design model. The design model serves as an abstraction of the source code. The design model consists of design classes and design subsystems with well defined interfaces, representing what will become components in the implementation. The deliverable at the end of this phase is the System Requirements Specification document.Implementation
The system is realized through the implementation of components. The purpose of this workflow is:
» To define the organization of code, in terms of implementation subsystems
The purpose of this workflow is:
» To verify the integration between components
Testing is an iterative process, which means that testing is performed throughout the project. Tests are carried out along three quality dimensions – reliability, functionality, application performance and system performance. The deliverable at the end of this phase is testing documentation for the test procedures implemented.
Successfully deliver the project to the end user. Main activities include: