It would be best to have a structured plan and process to develop successful software within budget and time. A straightforward approach to software development is crucial because it can help increase the transparency of the entire project and the development process. It can also enhance the speed and accuracy of development. By establishing well-defined goals and objectives from the start, you can provide direction and focus for the entire product development life cycle (PDLC). As a result, it ensures all stakeholders understand the product vision, which drives alignment and cooperation.

This article will explain seven processes that are common among software development companies.

1.    Analysis and Planning in Software Development

The first step of the software development process is planning. Software development planning includes the following:

Project Goals: Determining objectives of software products the team develops. The goals must be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Project Scope: Determining what needs to be done to complete the project and its boundaries. It includes features, timeline, functionality, requirement, and resources.

Project Timeline: The amount of time it takes to complete the project.

Project Resources: People, equipment, and materials required to complete the project.

Risk assessment and management: What are the project risks, and how to manage them?

Quality assurance and testing: Creating a plan that outlines how the software product or service will be verified to meet the requirements defined in the software requirement specification.

2.    Requirements Gathering in Software Development

In requirement gathering, we identify the stakeholders’ needs, define the project’s scope, and list the functional and non-functional requirements. This process helps to create the Software Requirement Specification (SRS) documents which determine the functionality and behaviors of the project.

3.    Design and Prototyping

The software’s architecture, features, modules, and user experience are established at this stage. We develop the software’s functionality and flow during this stage. This stage will demonstrate how the software will appear and perform. At the end of this stage, customers can test the software and offer feedback and comments.

4.    Software Development

This is the coding phase of the software.  After the customer accepts the design and prototype. We develop the software according to the requirement at this stage. Software development teams have different approaches to developing software. Although agile is common nowadays, some may prefer the waterfall approach. Eventually, after the software is created, it will be delivered to the testing & quality assurance team.

5.    Testing & Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers do manual and automatic testing to remove bugs, improve performance, and detect any defects in the software. Moreover, quality assurance engineers ensure that software developers develop the software with the highest quality and meet the specified standards.

6.    Deployment

Finally, we deliver the software to the customer after the software passes multiple testing and quality assurance phases. The customer then further tests the software and reports if any changes are required. When we use the agile technique, deployment may refer to the delivery of MVPs, whereas, under the waterfall paradigm, the client receives fully working software.

7.    Maintenance and Updates

After we deliver the software to the customer, it enters the maintenance and updates phase. This phase includes fixing bugs, adding new features, improving performance, and updating the software to work with the latest technologies.


The steps explained in this article are common among software companies. Although some companies might take different approaches to each process, every software development project has to go through these processes to be considered complete.


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