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Development Guidelines: 5 - Development Phase

Learn about the fifth phase, Development, of a systems development methodology.

5.0 Development phase

5.1 It is time to build and unit-test the following:

  • Technical architecture
  • Configuration environment
  • Software objects
  • Test data

5.2 Large-scale tests. After unit-testing all software objects, it is time to perform full-scale tests that include:

  • Integration — tests that all software works in concert and produces expected results from a cradle-to-grave perspective
  • System — tests that the technical architecture performs in the expected manner in terms of response, recovery, back-up, error correction, and stress
  • Acceptance — ensures that users see the results they expect
  • Security
  • Application software distribution

UC San Diego Guidelines

  1. Planning
  2. Analysis
  3. Prototyping
  4. Design
  5. Development
  6. Training
  7. Implementation