In the software industry it is highly essential to balance the research
and development done on a solution with an equally competent execution.
The analysis and research must be substantiated and must be followed
up with a planned software engineering process. Software is first
conceptualized, then it is visualized in its totality and then research
is conducted. Based on the research the software’s scope is studied.
The operational requirements based on the customer’s requirements
is estimated and cost and potential risks are projected. The design
architecture is evolved and resources required to formulate the
module are garnered. Architectural components are integrated and
alternatives are planned. A trial application is sometimes generated
and the integrated components and application features are tested.
Resource management, process optimization and component development
are important aspects at this phase of the software life cycle.
Finally the software is tested from the end-user domain. Commercial
aspects like sales, commercial marketing are paid attention to.
The satisfaction and completeness of the product is studied. The
software must enable user-friendliness.
The main processes thus involved are :