Requirement Specification is the first and most important phase of the SDLC.
During this phase our Project Manager is in constant contact with the Customer
to find out requirements of the project in detail.
Main tasks in this phase
include Requirement Determination, Risk Analysis, Setting up Schedules, and
deciding Deliverables. Communication with the Customer is carried out using any
of the following means of communication, such as Instant Messenger, Email,
Phone, Voice Chat or personal meeting. A System Requirement Specification
Document is prepared at the end of this phase.
Requirement Analysis and Design:
Project Manager and System Analyst after reviewing the Customers requirements
analyez the requirement and start designing of the project. System Architecture,
Database Design, Program Specifications and Test Scenarios are determined. A
Detail Design Document is prepared at the end of analysis that can be used by
the programmers to perform the coding.
Coding and Testing:
Programmers begin programming in this phase using the Detail Design Document. As project progress programmer's progresses is monitored by Project Manager and Project Leader respectively. Project Manager is in constant contact with the customer and provides updates on the progress of the project using MS Project. The programmers follow coding Standards decided by the company. Project Leader helps the programmers with their coding problems and guides them to the solutions. Testing is done by the QA Team simultaneously for the finished modules and approval is given to the modules once they have passed their initial tests before integration.
Deployment and Support:
This phase starts with Deployment of the Project. Initial hardware and software setup necessary to run the project is a very critical phase of the project. After project is completed Project Manager contacts the customer and prepares for the set-up. Software is handed over to the customer for acceptance testing only after complete internal testing. Support to the project is provided for a limited number of days during which any minor customer changes are finished.