Software development life cycle (SDLC) — Guide for Business

Do I need to know what SDLC is?

SDLC is a closed cycle consisting of a series of six stages, ranging from planning, analyzing, designing, implementing, testing and integrating, and maintenance. Any successful websites or applications were primarily based on this life cycle.

Stage 1: Planning

Prior to any projects, there comes strategy setting and planning. A business must be aware of its overall goal and an original idea that the whole plan will be based on later on.

  • Come up with an idea
  • Define your goal

Stage 2: Analysis

The analyzing stage could be of tremendous significance in software system development. The professionals at Designveloper would often call this stage “the make or break” due to its importance.

  • Sketching
  • Lay out the flow and features

What is the MVP?

Once you and your team members are introduced to the sketch of the new software system, you should do MVP — minimum viable product. MVP is a technique in software development in which a new product or website is developed with sufficient features to satisfy early adopters.

Stage 3: Software Design

  • System design
  • UX design — designing the user experience for your app or website
  • User interface (UI) design

Stage 4: Implementation

Another break or make stage of the project lies in how your application would eventually make users feel. How much effort developers put users in their minds while developing the front-end would generously display in the comparison of Wechat and Telegram.

Stage 5: Testing and integration

In any SDLP, the testing round plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality, reliability, and performance of the new system as well as live-testing the desired features of the new software from the perspective of an actual user. Defects and malfunctions are better found in this stage rather than after the new system have been launched and put into effect.

Stage 6: Maintenance

If our car is broken, we have it fixed at a mechanical workshop. If our child catches a cold, we take them to see a doctor. For our peace of mind, we purchase insurance for our vehicles and our health.

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