Our Application Development Lifecycle: High Efficiency from Planning to Launch

The application development lifecycle is a process of creating a set of policies and controls to manage the creation of an app, from conceptualization to launch. If the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is primarily focused on optimizing activities during development and testing, lifecycle management will be extended to the end of the lifecycle. Throughout the process, our company relies heavily on efficiency to maintain project dynamism while maintaining consistency in the team.

Stage of the Application Development Lifecycle

The application lifecycle framework provides a step-by-step guide for the gradual implementation of physical and software-based systems. There are a variety of models to choose from, but be it the older SDLC method, the Waterfall approach, the Agile methodology or the hybrid method using multiple approaches, all methods use an iterative structure in phases to adapt to the needs of the organization.

You may encounter phases with different naming conventions, but these are the most common phases of application development lifecycle. The organization can pick up any, all or variant of these stages:

Analysis / Feasibility

For the development lifecycle strategy to work, you must be fully aware of the shortcomings of the current structure and the objectives of the new approach. The feasibility study determines if you can or should meet the goals of the plan. Collect and analyze information to identify technical assets, people, and training that you already have and use. The study also lists the costs and costs of addition or replacement. At this stage, you can determine the scope of the entire project, including economic, operational and human factors, identify key personnel, and set timelines.

Planning / Requirements

Planning may include adapting the current system to meet new requirements or developing a new system. This stage defines user requirements, identifies required functions, features, and customizations, and investigates overall functionality.

Design

Once the plan is done and the cost, system and user requirements are determined, the detailed design of the system can be started, including resources and other documentation. The architect can then construct a sample structure.

Architecture Development

An approved design is a catalyst for enhancing development. Some say that this is the most powerful part of the lifecycle. At this stage, developers write code and create and adjust technical and physical settings.

Testing

Introducing users to test before deployment to identify areas of improvement or concern.

Deployment

The application enters the production environment and is used to perform the intended functions.

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The cyclic nature of the development recognizes that the process of change and updating is constant. Regularly replace obsolete hardware / software, security updates, and continuous improvements.

One factor that is often neglected in any extension of a large-scale application is the evaluation process, which supports the continuous improvement of the whole system. The team constantly reviews the content of the work and what needs to be improved. This may mean suggesting training, procedures, or additional upgrades.

A comprehensive lifecycle identifies and disposes of residual or obsolete assets at the end of their lifecycle. This phase includes the safe retrieval of data and information for preservation as well as the physical disposal of assets.

After each phase of the application development lifecycle, teams and project managers can establish baselines or milestones in the process. The baseline can include a start date, end date, phase duration, and budget. These baselines help project managers monitor performance.

How DevOps Simplifies our Development

DevOps approach aggregates application development and system operations within a process or control group. This agile programming model enables teams to test, develop, and deploy projects more quickly, while achieving quality, performance, and product safety goals.

These activities - especially those related to development, testing, and deployment - are often done. This enables continuous delivery, which increases developer productivity, speeds up the time to market, increases the flexibility of the development team, and reduces correction costs.

Time Proven Approach to Development

Our company has health of experience in creating mobile and web applications for local businesses and international organisations. Our application development lifecycle is honed to perfection and we know how achieve success. Contact us today to discuss the details of your project and we will find the best way to deliver your product in time and on budget.