Arguably the most relevant part of the entire lifecycle, planning is the stage when the team documents the project. In other words, here is when they lay down the project specifications, including the features, the intended functionality, and a proposed roadmap for the development.
A reputable software outsourcing company knows about the importance of planning, which is why they’ll take the time necessary to ensure a comprehensive development strategy. From carrying out feasibility studies to determine how achievable the project actually is to identifying potential issues and building processes to mitigate them, there’s plenty of tasks to be done here.
A spiral process allows us here at BairesDev to build a Proof of Concept that will later serve us during the Analysis phase.
With the information gathered in the Planning stage, we move onto the Analysis phase, where we take a deeper look at the product’s requirements and target audience. Here, the team finalizes a Software Requirement Specification (SRS), a document that encomprasses the full project requirements.
The software outsourcing team analyzes the entire product to better understand it and to break its development down into manageable tasks that will make up the development workflow. From here, we’ll create a project timescale that includes the documented milestones for each individual phase.
Additionally, a good outsourcing company will use this stage to define the resources the team will need to work on the project. That includes the engineering team and the tools they’ll use, especially those related to communication. At BairesDev, we rely on project management tools like Asana, Basecamp, and Jira to oversee our developments and efficiently communicate with your clients.