Web Development

Web Development Lifecycle (WDL)

The web development lifecycle (WDL) is a more specific variation on the general
framework for developing any application development project. Unlike general application
development, all web design and development projects follow a similar structure,
so the web development lifecycle / process can be drawn upon as a point of reference
for both the web development team and the client to determine the status of any
given project and the area of activity to address next.

The Web Development Lifecycle is made up of eight identifiable stages described
as follows:

1. Initial Consultation

The Initial Consultation seeks to understand the high level business requirements,
the scale of the web development, required delivery schedule, and the overall
feasibility, Singapore web design and cost of the project.

2. Project Specification

The business requirements of the proposed website are iteratively established
between the Client and the web design team, and documented in the form of a
High Level Requirements Specification. Focus here is on the relevant business
rules and outputs. Implementation of the system, how the requirements are actually
delivered, is reserved for later. Once agreed, this document will form the basis
of the subsequent stages of the Web Development Lifecycle.

3. Web Site Architecture

Here the software and hardware requirements for delivery of the web application
are established, such as the most appropriate web and application development
language, operating system, database management system (DBMS), and hardware
/ hosting environment that are most appropriate to support the final website
in a robust and reliable manner; taking account of the likely growth of data
volumes, visitor numbers web traffic, and functionality.

4. Web Site Design Cycle

Deliverables out of this phase have a particular focus on the web design Singapore of
the system, include mock-ups or prototypes of the screens that make up the system,
combined with system walkthroughs which will enable both the Client and the
software developers, designers and project management team to clearly understand
how the website will work from the user and administrators perspective. The
design of the CRM would also be full considered here also. This web application
functionality is considered in the context of the defined outputs and business
rules, and may result in the High Level Requirement Specification being updated
or changed. Following this, a key deliverable here is a Low Level Website Design
Specification / Document precisely defining the required implementation of the
web design and forming a blue print of the project for the software developers.

5. Content Collation

Any required textual and graphical content for the web application is developed
or acquired by the Client (or the software development company, depending on
the relevant situation). Admin functionality which enables the Client to amend
the full content of the site from system launch, and on an ongoing basis, is
assumed to have been included and defined within the High Level Requirements
Specification, as mentioned.

6. Web Site Project development

At this stage a detailed project plan will have been established for the implementation
of the web design company singapore, resources identified, time scales defined, and project dependencies
clearly understood – especially with respect to which parts of the web development
can be done in serial or parallel. This stage actually overlaps with the next
stage of the Web Development Lifecycle since all web developed modules are unit
tested to destruction by the corresponding web development team members. Further,
it is very important that all code produced by the software developers is quality
checked to ensure adherence to project development standards.

7. Testing & Quality Assurance

Many forms of testing are carried out during this phase, from system and volume
testing – in order to ensure that all components work together within the web
application and can easily cope with both the initial and anticipated future
demands on the system – all the way to User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and sign-off.
There are many forms of testing required during this phase that are beyond the
scope of this introduction, such as cross-browser and security testing – all
contributing towards the delivery of a high-quality Singapore web design and service to the
client.

8. Web Site Deployment (Launch)

Once the website implementation is tested and released by both the client and
software development company as being fully operational, the website is deployed
to the production environment and open to the relevant user base. Following
this there is generally a pre-agreed period of warranty and an ongoing support
agreement can be established at the discretion of the client.

The process can vary but, generally speaking, the dependencies and features
of a successful process of delivering webs applications to the client does not.
I hope this has been a useful introduction to the process of delivering quality
web applications to any business.

About Us: Time Critical Solutions (TeCS)

Time Critical Solutions (TCS) Ltd, aka “TeCS”, is an international
business company (IBC) incorporated in Cyprus (a full member of the European
Union). The company primarily serves wider-Europe, the Middle-East and Mediterranean
regions – but also has clients in many other parts of the world. The company
was originally incorporated in the UK in 1998 as Radiant Systems Ltd, which
operated as an IT consultancy boutique directly serving FT100 companies throughout
the United Kingdom. From around 2003 there was a significant growth in the demand
for IT services within small and medium sized companies who were realising the
opportunity that the web presented to their business, as well as the cost savings
that could be achieved through automation and streamlining of their operations.

The SME market for IT services continues to grow to this very day. However,
it is true to say that the quality of service being offered by the IT industry
to the SME varies widely, often with loose adherence to industry standards of
design, development, documentation, support, and general customer care. Unfortunately,
the industry continues to be sales, rather than service, orientated – and price,
rather than value sensitive – causing many SMEs to fall foul of poorly qualified,
inexperienced service providers.

In 2005 our reaction to this situation was to restructure our services as ETL
Motion Ltd, with a focus on providing the same high standards of service and
expertise to the SME as we would continue to offer to our large-company clients.
Today our philosophy remains the same, to offer consistently high levels of
service and delivery to all company clients however large or small. Time Critical
Solutions (TCS) Ltd, industry-standard technology solutions against the clock.

Author: Charles Kyriakou

Founder & CTO

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4508001

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