SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

A software development process, model, or life cycle is a framework that is used to structure, plan, and control the process of developing information systems.

Over the years, a wide variety of frameworks has evolved, each with its own recognized strengths and weaknesses. Intefusion chooses different approaches to software development with structured, engineering­based approach to developing business solutions and/or a more incremental approach, where software evolves as it is developed piece­by­piece. Since a common development methodology is not necessarily suitable for use for all projects, a custom built approach, depending on specific kinds of projects, based on various technical, organizational, project and team considerations is adopted.

Intefusion chooses the following basic stages for software development:

  • Analyzing the problem
  • Market research
  • Gathering requirements for the proposed business solution
  • Devising a plan or design for the software­based solution
  • Implementation (coding) of the software
  • Testing the software
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance and bug fixing
  • Intefusion approaches these stages in different orders and devotes more or less time to different stages. The level of detail of documentation produced at each stage may also vary. These stages may also be carried out by repetitions over various cycles or iterations.

    Sometimes, Intefusion adopts an approach concentrating more time spent on coding and development of automated tests and with less time on planning and documentation.
    A second method of approach by Intefusion involves continuous testing throughout the development, as well as having a working or bug­free product at all times. This method seeks to assess the majority of risks and develop a detailed plan for the software before implementation in order to avoid significant design changes and re­coding in later stages of the software development.

    In simple terms, Intefusion does not choose a tailor made formula for software development. Every case is treated as unique, and that is where Intefusion has been successful in creating a customer base.