We at Seamgen take our development seriously. By using a agile-hybrid approach to software development, we are able to design and develop some the best user-centered products out there on the market. One of the most centric models to the software industry and to us as a company is the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). It provides the structure to creating a product that is cost-efficient, effective, and of high quality.
SDLC is a framework used in different variations by every software company in the industry. It provides the necessary stepping stones not only to develop a product, but also ways to improve the entire development process as a whole over time.
1. Planning & Requirements Analysis
The first part of the SDLC framework is planning and requirements analysis. This phase in the development process is the most important because it requires the input from every stakeholder relevant to the project.
From the marketing team and the developers all the way to the individual users, every piece of information gathered here sets the bar for the entire project going forward.
Once all the necessary information is collected and the requirement analysis is complete, it is now the job of UX team to create detailed information architecture diagrams. It is a high-level design that creates the base for each stakeholder’s requirements going forward.
As soon as the user experience team has created the designs and wireframes for the future product, the developers can get to work on coding it into life. By following the requirements and architecture diagrams, the developers have a clear understanding on how to create the product at hand.
After the product is finished in the development phase, it is necessary to test against the requirements. The quality assurance team does the necessary work in order to ensure the product meets the customer’s expectations.This phase is continued out until the testers can’t find anymore defects within the product.
5. Deployment & Maintenance
Once quality assurance approves the product by doing their end-to-end testing, the product is ready for launch.
At this point, customers are able to use the product to meet their business’s goals. Following the release, a maintenance team monitors its performance following post-production.
Seamgen’s Agile-Hybrid Development Process
While SDLC provides a framework, many companies augment the process to help their own needs. At Seamgen, we implement an agile-hybrid process. Using our industry-leading experience, we yield results by pulling the best from the agile and waterfall methodology. It allows us to deliver products from a user centric approach by focusing on quick, iterative releases into test environments. At the end of the day, quality is our highest priority and we take pride in the products that we create.
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