What defines Traditional Methods of Software Development?
Most traditional methods have generally very similar processes. The two biggest processes which feature in all traditional methods of software development are both the analysis stage and the design stage. These general stages are all essential for any system to be developed. This is how we define a system as traditional.
The design is a key stage in any traditional method of software development as this design phase is what separates one system from another. The design is where the creativity and knowledge will show different results in terms of what system will be produced in the end.
Planning is another key phases in traditional software development. It’s here where the majority of the work is put in. Any good system that is effective will have been through an extensive planning phases during the development of the system.
With these two phases working well together that system should be a success. The planning is where the ground work is put in and the follow on is the good design of the system following the planning. The analysis is where the system can be improved and re-adjusted. These 3 phases: planning, design & analysis are therefore the 3 main phases for any traditional system. Any system that has these 3 phases is more than likely traditional systems. However like everything there are no absolutes to the rule!