3 Tips for a Successful Software Development Life Cycle

January 16, 2013

By Steve Mezak

3_Tips_for_a_Successful_Software_Development_Life_CycleEmbarking on a new project that has a new software development life cycle (SDLC) can be an overwhelming task, even for a seasoned company.

If the project is a high stakes, make-it-or-break-it opportunity, it helps to consult with an SDLC expert who can help you break down the project into discreet pieces and ensure nothing gets missed.

Outsourcing software development life cycle management to an experienced company will free you to focus on your core competency and ensure the success of your project. Here are 3 characteristics to look for when choosing a company:

Development from A-Z. To make your life easier, make sure the company’s consultants can take on every aspect of the project, from the assessment and planning phases to the actual development of the product to the testing and evaluations.

Eager partnership. Many offshore outsourcing firms require a great deal of guidance and/or only do what you ask them to do and nothing more. This will end up pulling you away from the projects that require your attention and make more work for you.

Experienced consultants are communicative, highly collaborative, and take ownership of projects – traits of a true partnership. They will work alongside you, suggest improvements, and customize and refine the project through all phases of development as they better understand your needs.

Industry-leading experience. Look for outsourcing firms that can provide senior programmers who have a broad range of projects under their belt and can provide you with examples of high-level, high-quality products used in your industry. Projects that are considered industry-leaders are a major plus, as are highly innovative projects that did (or will) disrupt an industry for the better.

With deep experience, you will receive a product that is not just bug-free but better quality in terms of long-term maintainability of all applications – and that product will be delivered quickly.

Accelerance has a partner in Mexico, an in-demand company that embodies all of the above factors. Their programmers experience zero downtime as they continually take on new projects and spread a variety of knowledge and experience across teams to ensure that all programmers are cross-trained in different industries and methodologies.

When your company is gearing up for a new software development project, you can turn to our vetted, highly experienced software development life cycle partners to help you navigate your project in the right direction.

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