Software product development is a process that starts with an idea, or a technological need for your company. Involving different steps, Beslogic helps you at each step to realize your project and your vision: requirements analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance phases.
What is the software development life cycle?
In the world of technology, the software development lifecycle is a flexible structure that documents all activities related to the development of your software product. Each step is then well planned and documented. You can track and measure the progress of your project, and witness the results of your efforts in real time.
This way, the software development lifecycle ensures a faster and more efficient delivery to the market, a higher quality and more reliable product, and an ongoing control over the development management.
A rigorous development process
Software product development requires a lot of time and effort. There are many steps in the development process, all of which are essential to delivering a quality product that will help you achieve your business goals.
Our development teams have adopted the agile development approach, or agile methodology, to allow you to use and test your software product as soon as possible through what is called an MVP (or minimum viable product). This way, you can test its different functionalities and decide to add more during its development cycles.
Let's break down the 9 stages of software product development, according to Beslogic:
Once you have completed your market research and determined your target audience, you will need to choose a skilled software development firm to implement your project.
Idea/vision: First, there is an initial need within your organization. Some processes need to be improved and you are thinking about integrating powerful technologies to help you reach your goals and realize your vision.
Ideation: Your ideas are analyzed and further developed to imagine an innovative product and all its functionalities.
Planning: Next comes the planning phase of your technological project. It is important that your goals are well defined. At this point, a roadmap is usually put in place for your development project.
Estimation: Once the development plan is completed, we proceed to estimate the costs and time required to develop your software product.
Conceptualization: At this stage, the concept of your software product is elaborated and mock-ups are created to help you visualize the final product.
Architecture implementation: The architecture of your software is developed, according to best practices.
Development: Developers begin the development of your software product and team leaders follow up with you on a weekly basis, and through each iterative model.
Testing and evaluation phase: Automated tests are conducted to measure the performance of the product and to ensure the improvement of its functionalities. A project manager (or product owner) is assigned to the product management to maintain control over the quality of the software.
Commercialization: That's it! Your software product is now ready to be marketed to its future users!
But why develop your own software product?
In an increasingly competitive and digitalized environment, owning your own software product is an unparalleled advantage because it allows you to meet the needs of your organization, in addition to generating a generous profit margin, while saving operational costs in the long run. Imagine taking advantage of a unique technology that allows you to differentiate yourself from other companies working in the same field as yours!
Or, when you are able to identify a recurring problem in your sector of activity, why not stay ahead of the competition by proposing an effective solution to the issues encountered by your target audience? Dare to be at the edge of the market's needs!