7 Steps to Successful Execution of .Net Projects at Integrative Systems
For our .Net Developers, it is a matter of great pride and achievement to pull off a successful application development and seeing their creation being put to useful genuine use. As creating effective software is a meticulous endeavor, requiring cautious investigation of requirements, evaluating best architectural choices, developing a modern engineering software platform, instilling great programming standards, and a profound feeling of commitment to exceed expectations.
At Integrative Systems, our enthusiastic .Net programmers continually try to better their aptitudes and strategies and keep their inventive and imaginative resources alive, exploiting their capacities to the fullest to produce each project with success.
Here we outline our 7-step approach to successfully execute .Net projects
1. Understanding the Requirements:
As the client approaches us with a sketchy wish list of their .Net project requirements, we facilitate a detailed discussion regarding their business processes, their vision, and the end goals of their desired software application. We try to understand what type of data, the volume of data this .Net software application will process and the type of devices their end users will be running their applications on. Ensuring diligence at this stage ensures that we do not miss out on any functionality or feature desired by our client from the outset, rather than changing them after the application is built and deployed.
2. Freeze the Scope & Delivery Timelines:
Once the requirements are defined for our .Net projects, we consult our internal project management team to create a scope of work document. In this document, we clearly state the exclusions, functionalities included, types of reports etc., that would be communicated to the client. The scope of work document is accompanied by a clear-cut phase wise project delivery timeline document. We use professional project management softwares to manage allocation of resources vs timelines for all our .Net projects.
3. Designing the Solution:
This is also one of the crucial steps in a .Net project execution process. Here, abstraction is key. We define the key quality attributes of the application like performance efficiency, capacity to handle multiple users concurrently, reliability, security, fault-tolerance, maintainability, manageability, scalability, trouble-shooting and adaptability to change in business processes and technology with time, configurability, reusability of design components and software elements, and ability to plug in additional functionalities without disrupting the software, once it is deployed and is live. Planning of the documentation of the entire .Net project also falls in this step.
4. Real-time Coding of the System:
After the architecture of the .Net project has been built, this is the step where the .Net programmers sit down to code and develop the system. This is known as the development stage and usually the longest. It is followed by the testing stage which runs parallelly as the developers build the .Net application. Here, we come up with a proof of concept, to walk users through the solution to get their feedback and re-confirm their requirements before beginning of full-fledged coding. We simultaneously prepare maintenance manuals, help documents and training manuals for the .Net application in this step.
5. Testing the System:
Development and testing of the .Net application goes hand in hand. Testing process identifies potential issues prior to deployment. We do separate software element testing, then integrate the elements and then run the testing as well as run automated scripts and do manual testing for our .Net applications. We prepare test analysis reports and map them to the system requirements. The types of testing for our .Net applications include –
- Code component testing
- Database testing
- Infrastructure testing
- Security testing
- Integration testing
- User acceptance and usability testing
- Stress, capacity and performance testing
6. Deployment on Production:
As our .Net application reaches this stage, it can be said that the software is almost ready and has successfully passed the testing stage. Now, it is considered ready to be launched for real life usage. Sometimes, we have experienced that things can still go wrong at this stage. Hence, we keep ourselves braced for last minute changes by using the deployment checklist while documenting the implementing plan.
7. Maintenance of the System:
We have seen that 9 out of 10 of our clients entrust maintenance of their .Net applications to back to us because of two primary reasons. First, as we are the ones who developed the code it is easier to know the intricacies of the application and maintain it or enhance it. Second, because we carry a lot of domain expertise and market dominance while delivering timely projects, customers usually do not prefer to go to other vendors when it comes to long term maintenance of their .Net applications.
The above given 7 steps are a simplification of our .Net development and execution process. It does not imply that all these steps follow a strict order. Many a time, activities of all stages go on simultaneously along the entire period of .Net development project. The sequencing only illustrates a relative process and which stage usually presides over the other.
At Integrative Systems, business analysts, .Net developers, quality testers, and project managers are brought in at different phases of the project. We can now proudly conclude that we have mastered the art of software development in the most efficient way.
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