5 Stages of Software Life Cycle

A great software for your company does not come ready overnight. Its development timeframe can be from weeks, months, to even years. ERBIS proposed the comprehensive software development cycle which addresses the process of the software creation from scratch to more applicable by the end-users. The Software life cycle helps the clients and involved parties of the project to understand the multiple stages of the software cycle that the software needs to pass to make it through the final version of the software.

According to the ERBIS software development team, it is very important to comprehend the exact software life cycle because it will help you understand what it takes to finalize the software that is applicable for the end-users. Here are the main software life cycle stages in the software development premises.

Analysing the requirements stage It is the very early stage of the software life cycle. In the requirement analysis stage, the involved parties will find out the requirements which needed to make a great software that comes with the appropriate solutions. If you’re a person in charge, you might be the bridge between the ERBIS company, managers, stakeholders, and the end-users to find out what kind of software that can really work for your company.

In the meeting, you can also invite ERBIS software professional engineers to attend the meeting and give their insights to all of the attendees. In this stage, it is important to find out about the subject and object of the software. What we meant is that the subject is who is going to use the software. And the object is what kind of software that is appropriate for the particular users. During this stage, any relevant information can be useful to help the software engineers to interpret the exact components that you need to add in your company’s software. the information can be in the form or raw data.

That’s why after the first meeting, one will need to analyse and process the information and see if the requirements are relevant to the software. The requirements will be the guide to carry on the project until its finalization. Because of how important it is, you need to make sure that all of the involved parties are joining with the discussion to give their insights.

It is possible that your software will be used by different divisions in the company. Therefore, you will want to invite the representative of each division to attend the meeting. Many companies and businesses make common mistakes. They thought that the most integral part of the software development only involves the design and the coding.

Therefore, they would omit other factors. It is true that we can vouch for the design and code. But these will be nothing if the software won’t fulfill your business requirements at all. Software designing stage The requirements have been documented well as the guidance in the software and system design. In the designing stage, ERBIS software engineering team and your internal team will determine what kind of hardware and system requirements needed to cater to the infrastructure.

The design result is a very important aspect to proceed for the next stage in the software life cycle.In this stage, you will have the perfect picture about the outcomes that you’d really expect. In this case, ORBIS software development team will be able to help you to actualize your requirements.

You and your team, helped by the software engineers in ERBIS will determine the needs of the software, the interface, how it will function, and many other elements that the development team is responsible to handle. Coding stage It is the crucial stage in the software life cycle. It is where the requirements which we mentioned before are implemented and actualized.

Based on the design output in the previous stage, the coders will write the most appropriate codes to build the software. Amongst the different stages in the software life cycle, this stage is the longest and most tedious one. The designs which are documented will guide the staff through the coddit. But ones will need to have a good plan before writing the first line of the coding. The developers will break the stage down into certain milestones so there will be a lot of stuff going on in this stage. But you don’t need  to worry since ERBIS will keep you on tab in the page.

Testing stage After finishing the coding, the next stage is the testing. The meticulous testing will be done to see if the software already meets all of the requirements. The testing by ERBIS software developers team will revolve around the system testing, unit testing, integration, and many more. One would expect some bugs  and errors from the first testing.

There is no such thing as an overnight solution because there are a lot of gaps to fill in. There is a reason why this stage needs to be conducted well. It is the opportunity for both developers and project owners to improve and build such great products. When you test the software, you will qucik;ly find the problems and quickly fix them all.

You will be able to minimize all of the problems even before launching your software. In the testing phase, one can also experiment with the new solutions on the software development. Without a testing stage, you won’t have mature software to launch. Testing itself is divided into several phases. In the final testing phase, it is safe to assume that the testers are using the final version of the developed software before the launch. There will be a group of users from both ERBIS and your company to test the product and give honest feedback about the software.

Final stage and maintenance If the software has passed the testing stage, it will be offered to the end-users to use the software. But although the ample amount of tests were done before, it does not mean that the customers will smoothly use the software without any problem. There’s possibility that the users meet problems or difficulties in the process. Here is where the end-users will be able to find the real rooms for improvements, bugs, or errors.