Senior Software engineer Mohamed Osman recently discussed the five stages of software development.
He explains understanding the fundamentals is essential for a software engineer to achieve success. These fundamentals include the five stages in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
- Requirements gathering (planning)
- Maintenance and implementation
Osman dove further into what each of these stages entails.
The requirements gathering or planning stage of the Software Development Life Cycle is arguably the most critical. An analyst, project manager, and domain expert compiles and analyzes the requirements. They later share their findings with the project team and communicate with stakeholders to develop the business requirements document.
In Layman’s terms, this is when the software development team gets a clear idea of the project before them. The project managers and stakeholders determine how the final product will look. They compile all this information into a document they can …