The term SDLC is used by software development companies to define the whole development process of software . It contains sets of process to ensure design , development and testing of software is carried on smoothly with the estimated time period and costing .
Custom software development starts with an idea , which later on gets documented to initiate the development process . After documentation development team starts working on it and follows series of steps . The complete sequence of steps that lead to delivery of finished software is known as Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) . For successful delivery of any software , SDLC framework needs to be followed . It given series of benefits in software development such as :
- It is known to be best method for project planning , scheduling and estimation
- It helps in tracking of project progress
- It increases development speed
- It helps in project management
- It decreases project risk and project management
We may define SDLC into following stages :
- Requirement collection and analysis
- Feasibility Study
- Installation / Deployment
All the above stages are generally mentioned in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) by software development company before starting of with the project . The finished project quality depends on how well the steps of SDLC has been followed during development of software solution . However the fact is process of software development is never ending cycle .
However you are considering SDLC as technical document then it is not , rather is it document that makes it easier to evaluate software development process .
Popular SDLC Models
SDLC contains series of models which is being used in software delivery process . Popular SDLC models are :
- Incremental Approach
- Agile Model
- Spiral Model
- Prototype Model
- Big Band Model
Among the above listed model Waterfall and Agile are known to be best SDLC model . At Winklix we follow Agile mythology which also includes customer portal .
What is BlueSprints Agile Model ?
The best part about bluesprints is it works on both fixed price / fixed requirement as well as wherein more creative software development is required .
At initial stages it helps defining project start up document which helps defining project roles and preferred methods of communication and set up deep understanding as per project requirement that will further help in supporting of your project . At later stage it notarise requirement catalogue though series of discussion process before signing off the software requirement sheet (SRS) .
Once documented , customer will go through it and will sign of the SRS taking customer into full confidence thereby meeting their business needs .
Once we are done with documentation , we start of with development sprints which is usually divided between 5 and 15 days in length . The development is carried on as per the documentation with our project manager keeping close eye the quality of code and also takes control so that it finishes once or ahead of time .
As the project has been divided into stages defined in milestone , the project tracking can be tracked from completion of milestone and then sharing the portal with client so that they get time to time updates of the state of progress .
Clients at Winklix has also been facilitated with customer portal so that they can track on real time the progress of current sprints .
How Customer Portal Works ?
Customer portal is designed in a way that it ensures that software delivery is traceable by customers during regular intervals of software development process and at the same time ensuring highest quality .
Winklix also has embedded feedback tool which allows customers to drop pins into areas of page of development wherein they want to add feedback or pinpoint an issue . Customers can also create service request tickets in project tracking system .
Customers takes ownership of software by customer portal and feedback tool and also by putting them in control of progress . Working in this way , Winklix customers gets ensure about our close partnership with clients .
If you are considering software for your business , then lets start of with software project for your business with Winklix .