he software development lifecycle is usually a long and complex affair. From the very first stage of fact-finding and requirements analysis, our consultation process enables us to clearly understand and define your needs whether or not you have issued a formal RFI document. Very often our clients begin with a vague concept which we then help to develop into a clear software requirements specification.
Hyper Agile Methodologies
We follow agile software development methodologies at Hands Infotech. These are modern methodologies which evolved along with web technologies and to specifically well suited with web application development. They enable short development cycles and delivery of working software on early stages of software projects, as early as 1 month after start even for big projects.
Traditional Waterfall Methodologies
Traditional Waterfall Methodology primarily takes care of the analysis phase, then the designing phase, and then the implementation phase to follow, with testing carrying out the whole process. All the phases have definite entry and exit criteria. The transition of this stage is triggered through management decision point by approving the phase end deliverables. This framework is called the Waterfall Model because each phase runs naturally into the next one like water over a series of falls.
This model works out as a best suite when the requirements freeze upfront and are well-documented with no uncertainty in the scope. It is usually used to execute small scale projects.
Iterative Spiral and RUP Methodologies
Iterative and Incremental Development is a product development and management methodology that permits iterative project development and cyclic progress assessment. This development methodology is derived from the well documented ‘helix / iterative’ software engineering models.
The whole project cycle is sub divided into vertical segments, called ‘slices’ and each slice calls for a deliverable. Each slice is developed individually using the ‘waterfall model’. Developers will analyze, design, code and test in a rigid loop.