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Rahul Vyas

Rahul Vyas

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What are the Software Development Phases?

Software development phase or software development process also known as software development life-cycle (SDLC) is the detailed development of a software product. There are various approaches to software development phases, and various software developers have their own technique which they find easy to use again and again. Though this process essentially has 3 main stages, developers try out different methodologies for bettering and fastening the development process.
The three essential phases include:
• The Requirements phase
• The Analysis Phase
• The Design Phase
Some software developers choose to follow the following stages:
• Planning
• Implementation
• Testing
• Documentation
• Deployment
• Maintenance
• Service and support
How each software development phase works:
• The planning stage or phase involves a detailed project report and proposal plan where everything about the process is discussed minutely. This is extremely crucial as it is the deciding and primary factor which will aid in designing the software product. Cost, functionality and any ambiguity are all discussed at this stage.
• Implementation is crucial as well as this is the stage where the coding is decided and programmed. Coding is a crucial and an extremely technical stage which requires attention and detailing.
• Testing of the software is essential as it forms an integral part to detect the defects and faults in the software.
• Documentation is vital as documenting each and every stage is important for future reference. There are certain models that require longer documentation than the other. But extreme care has to be taken by the external or internal team preparing the document as no stage or phase can be missed.
• Deployment of the product is the phase where the product is successfully testing before implementation. A detailed evaluation is required before deployment.
• Maintenance and support is crucial as the software product is new and requires time and eff