Bespoke Software Development: From Early Design to Last Stage Functions

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Bespoke Software Development: From Early Design to Last Stage Functions Photo by Jignesh Vaducha

Custom software development processes vary from one program or client to the next, but certain development stages remain constant. Here is a typical bespoke software development flow, followed by the best software developers in planning, creating, and testing custom solutions:

• Initial meetings are often for gauging each client's requirements and expectations. Developers and business managers, including department heads and other representatives should be present to pitch in their ideas and specify their needs. This helps developers brainstorm design and features. The costs and estimates are discussed along with the target timeframe for different stages of the custom software development.This initial meeting is critical in ensuring that the schedule, deliverables, and expectations are set.

• Once project requirements are established, teams are formulated to address the specific requirements of the program. They create an initial system design based on the results of the initial meeting. This is done so that both developer and client can understand the degree of the system's complexity, and how long it will take to develop.

• Functional specifications can be discussed after the initial plan is approved, and a final price for the development can be agreed upon. During this stage, a client can decide to go on with the project, negotiate the price, or ask for a revision of the initial plan to fit its schedule, requirements, and budget.

• Depending on the type of software being developed, the entire process can take a few weeks or months, especially when functional specifications are very precise. Every detail of the program must be laid out before any development can start to prevent revisions at the end.

• Database, user interfaces and other program specifications are developed in the mid to late stages of the process to allow room for feedback. This way, the developer can present a functional product that requires minor revisions to reach its final, live stage. Find a developer that can understand your business goals and work around your requirements to ensure a result that meets your needs.


Author's Profile

This article is written by Jignesh Vaducha who is the Managing Director at Schnell Solutions Limited.  He works closely with Schnell's customer around the globe on their IT transformation and modernisation initiatives with a specific focus on developing bespoke software applications.  Under his leadership, Schnell offers various services viz. Bespoke Software Development and Consulting, Mobile App, IT Audit, Ebase Xi

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