Software development is the collective processes involved in creating software programs, comprising and encompassing all the stages throughout the systems development life cycle (SDLC).
SDLC methodologies support the design of software to meet business needs and the development of software to meet the specified design and the deployment of software to production. Such a methodology should also support maintenance.
The original SDLC method (called the Waterfall Model), is linear and sequential, generally following these stages and in this order:
- Identification of required software;
- Analysis of the software requirements;
- Detailed specification of the software requirements;
- Software design;
At the most basic level, software is designed, developed, tested and then released. Upon release, the software is maintained until it is discontinued.
Various SDLC models however exist (not just the waterfall model) and choosing the right one depends on your business needs and your project in this regard. Several models can for example be combined into a hybrid methodology.
Apart from the mentioned models, you also get the Agile model where the SDLC follow a more modular and flexible approach. Agile approaches software development in incremental cycles, called sprints. Each sprint is computational, and the code is designed to be modular.
NBS Digital Technologies is trained and skilled to assist you in choosing the right model which will correspond with your particular business needs. We will also be able to assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of the software solutions you choose.