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What does a typical engagement look like with a software development project

Archie Norman
Archie Norman
Delve deep into what processes go on when developing good software.

A typical engagement with a software development project involves several key steps and milestones which can vary depending on the specific project and the needs of the client. However, here are some useful general guidelines that can help you understand what to expect.

  1. Initial consultation: The first step is an initial consultation with the client. This is an opportunity for the development team to learn more about the client's business, goals, and requirements for the project.
  2. Requirements gathering and analysis: Once the initial consultation is complete, the development team will begin working closely with the client to understand their specific needs, ultimately gathering and analysing the requirements for the project. Any potential risks and challenges can be also be identified at this stage.
  3. Design and planning: After the requirements have been gathered and analysed, the development team will begin the design and planning phase of the project. This involves creating a detailed plan for the development process, including the specific technologies and approaches that will be used.
  4. Development and testing: During the development phase, the software will be built and tested according to the plan, which involves writing code, implementing features, and conducting various types of testing to ensure that the software meets the requirements and performs as expected.
  5. Deployment and maintenance: Finally, the software will be deployed and made available to users. The development team will also provide ongoing maintenance and support to guarantee that the software continues to function properly and meet the needs of the client.

As you can see, a project involves a number of steps and milestones. The most important thing to remember is to work closely with the development team, tell them exactly what you want and trust them in the process. By doing this alongside following a structured process you can ensure your project is successful and meets your business goals.