The Most Traditional Method Of Software Development

10 Feb

The Most Traditional Method Of Software Development

The most traditional software development  method of all is the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). This was the first system which had a base for developing software as before this life cycle there were few guidelines. As a result of these lack of guidelines the cost and timeline of projects often where under budgeted . The introduction of SDLC was a great breakthrough as the quality improved as a result of this system. The SDLC is based on phases. Each phase should be finished before the next one begins.

The SDLC was first introduced in the late 1960’s early 1970’s. Obviously with time other systems have been developed and therefore SDLC is considered a traditional method. The life cycle maps out how the system will work. Although SDLC is considered the most traditional method of software development many of the following traditional models as well as modern method follow the general guidelines of the SDLC.  The life cycle has many phases.

The stages are:

  1. Planning
  2. Analysis
  3. Design
  4. Implementation
  5. Maintenance

Prashant Vadher - SDLC (Software Developement Life Cycle)



This is where all the foundation is worked on for the system. All future phases are planned here. Planning is used to estimate the timeline. the cost, the technical details as well as the objectives of the project.


This is where the the more technical aspects are assessed. The user’s requirements are analysed and the technical parts of the system are discussed.


Here ideas are put together to design the system according to the user’s requirements. This is not where the coding of the system takes places. The user must give the go ahead first on this phases before we can continue onto coding and the physical design.


In this phase the design is actually put into actual software. This is where the coding happens.


Here the customer critiques the cycle. The system is adapted to  fully suit requirements.

This system continues in a cycle to be adapted and improved according to the user


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2 Responses to “The Most Traditional Method Of Software Development”

  1. sad112759089 February 11, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Which stage do you think is the most important?

    • sad111374361 February 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

      I think the analysis stage is crucial as it will be how the system will be run. If this stage is poor it could really delay and hold back the project.

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