Methodologies that are observed to be commonly used in industry by successful organizations may be referred to as “best practices”. In our previous post, we have shared a short list of common signs of software development problems. Now, let’s have a brief look at some common best practices in software development for trying to avoid such problems.
Develop iteratively: It makes sense to make initial iterations and resolving critical risks before making large investments. Setting clear milestones with short-term focus enables having red flags raised before deviating too far from the project schedule.
Manage requirements: It is crucial to have agreement with the client on what the what the software has to do and how. Clients’ expectations and own understanding of requirements may change over time during the development and these have to be managed within an acceptable extent.
Visually model software: The reasons why visualization of the software is extremely imported is highlighted under the User Experience part of our Expertise section of website here.
Verify software quality: Software problems are exponentially more costly to find and repair after deployment and therefor the functionality, reliability and performance have to be verified during the development stage.
Implement effective change management: Establishing an effective change control mechanism is crucial and without enforceable control mechanism, it is more than likely for a project to go out of control during the development stage.