Software development industry has been around for a very long time now. Over the last decade, it has undergone many significant changes. What initially required just a developer to write code has now expanded into a complex and wide ranged process which requires architects, programmers, testers, managers, analysts and users to create a proper solution that is more advanced and effective.
Custom PHP development has emerged as one of the most popular and effective web development technique due to its cost-effectiveness. .Net development services and some more technologies also compose a significant segment of software development, especially in the web development arena. However, problems still occur during software development. The three most prominent reasons for such problems and project failure are:
Requirements And Specifications Not Properly Defined: The most common mistake that clients and service providers make is that they jump directly into the development phase without properly gathering the requirements and defining the specifications for the project. It is very important that you properly define the requirements and specifications before moving forward with the project.
Poor Planning And Project Estimations: It is very important to have proper planning skills and resources that can efficiently plan out things. The features, functionalities, hosting and other smaller yet important things must be properly planned before getting into the development phase. Further, it is also very important to have proper budget estimation as most of the projects fail because their cost goes way above than what was estimated in the beginning.
In-efficient Project Management: It is highly unlikely that you can successfully complete a project and deploy it to the client without having proper project managers.
The current demand for software development is to have a systematic approach that can simplify the task and overcome the constraints of the complex nature of projects and technologies involved. For this very purpose, some of the most popular and effective project development processes comprise of a step by step development strategy. Some of the phases of a successful software development strategy include:
Requirement Analysis: The initial phase where project requirements are gathered and analyzed to determine the features and feasibility of the project.
Design: The phase where an outlay or design for developing the project is created with all the minute details about functions, features, display, interface etc included.
Implementation: This is the phase where actual development of components is conducted. Each component is developed separately.
Testing: After the components are developed, it is time to test them for bugs and errors. However, some service providers tend to conduct testing of the components right from the implementation phase while they are still under development.
Installation: The components are combined together to form a complete software solution which is then installed and executed on a computer system.
Maintenance: Maintenance can be an optional part but it is highly recommended that clients opt for maintenance phase as none of the software’s can be developed absolutely perfect. There are always some changes, additions or enhancements required in the solution even after it is delivered successfully.
Companies offering custom PHP development and .Net development services should always follow software development strategies based on the above structure as its has proved very effective for developing web solutions.