Knowing and Planning Well the Software Development LIFE Cycle

Game Pieces

When creating an app, developers must undergo the many twists and turns that come with the development process. From planning to testing, the entire experience can seem a little like playing a board game with checkpoints and objectives. In this blog post, we’re going to discuss the advantageous course of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
The first phase of the SDLC relies on the identification of risks and problems within the current market before the blueprints can be broken out. While you may be eager to start right away, it’s important to know what to avoid before you begin. Think of it as laying out the entire game board and looking over it to strategize before you play. What’s your approach?

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Software Requirement SpecificationSDLC

Once you have your strategy, it’s time to devise a plan of attack. A Software Requirement Specification (SRS) assesses both functional and nonfunctional product requirements and describes the predicted performance of the software system. Functional requirements define how specific behaviors operate, while nonfunctional requirements focuses on the entire system. The SRS may even detail some of the software’s user interactions as well as costs, schedules, and risks. Overall, the SRS lays the foundation for a user-contractor agreement, establishing the product’s guarantees and constraints.

Design Document Specification

How does your vision become an app? First, you could create a Design Document Specification (DDS), a form drawn up and reviewed by stakeholders which gives the readers the product history. It is also advised to draw up an overview of design guidelines, approaches, constraints, assumptions, and varied app architecture. Projected performance and prior research justify the market need for your product and define your app’s purpose. Then, stakeholders assess your budget, time constraints, risks, product robustness, and design modularity. Once approved, the DDS serves as the framework for the development team.


It’s time to make your dreams a reality. Go ahead and choose a programming language with respect to the type of software being developed. From there, grab help from your friends here at TestGrid. We make the quality assurance testing process during development easy and efficient. Using our real devices, smart tools, and cloud infrastructure, you’ll be sure to have a successful build.

Once your app is complete, take a look behind you and acknowledge how far you’ve come. Alongside our confident testing and your innovative ideas, your app will be ready for the App Store or Google Play Store. While some apps fail to fully take into account the needs of their users, you have a list of documents to remind you of your primary goals. Cheers to the SDLC!


At TestGrid, we use the Agile model of SDLC. Agile is based on certain principles such as simplicity, self organization, and Test-Driven Development. The software must pass several test checkpoints before it can be released to the market.

No app is perfect. Once it’s time to update your app, restart the development cycle of planning, designing, building, and testing. The requirement analysis and SRS create the order needed for this cycle to flow smoothly and efficiently, baring in mind the original vision for the product. Using the SDLC (and a little help from your friends at TestGrid), you can be sure your app will be developed and updated in the most efficient way possible.