The analysis stage may be the most crucial step in software development. During this stage, we spend time learning your business, your processes, your pain points and challenges, and of course your goals. Once we understand your business, we can validate goals and present you with a scope of work.
In the design phase, you and the development team determine what your software needs, how it will look, and what the timeline for development is going to be. It’s time to map out workflows, determine what datastore(s) may be used, and create a data model. This work will set up a nice foundation for the stages of software development that you have yet to work through.
It’s time to start writing the code. Initially the development tasks are broken down so the project can be built piece by piece.
Building piece by piece allows us time to review our code. At mode14 we like to start small and build iteratively. As our founder Jamie likes to say, “We start with a small ship, make sure it floats, and then build a bigger ship from that.”
After many years in the industry we are sure that code should always be tested. It should be tested early and it should be tested often.
We also often utilize user testing. This is where outside users are brought in to test the software, spotting issues that the developers were unable to see.
Implementation can mean so many things. For modern software, it typically involves provisioning cloud resources and integrating the software into any existing infrastructure.
There may be minor bugs which should be easily fixable. This may look like the end but it's only the beginning...
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Customer data breaches
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API calls served last year
Lines of code written
Kilobytes of egress traffic from AWS last month
Average employee training hours last year
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