Planning is the most important stage in the application lifecycle. It involves documenting the specifics of the project, including how the application should function, its features and intended development.
Partnering with a software outsourcing company ensures that your project is carefully planned to ensure a seamless delivery. A good software outsourcing provider will carry out feasibility studies to develop the most effective approach. They’ll also include risk mitigation, identifying any potential issues and ensuring that processes are put in place to reduce their impact.
At BairesDev, we use a spiral process to create a Proof of Concept before moving on to the Analysis stage.
The Analysis stage looks at the target audience for the application. It considers who will be using the software and what the system requirements are. At this stage, a Software Requirement Specification (SRS) is typically finalized, outlining the full requirements of the project.
A software outsourcing team will assist in analyzing the functionality of the application and break each task down into a workflow process. They’ll create a project timescale, with documented milestones for each phase.
With an outsourced team, you have access to a worldwide pool of talent and will benefit from having highly-skilled developers allocated to each task. A good outsourcing company will consider how communication will work moving forward. Project management tools like Asana, Basecamp and Jira enable the outsourcing team and the client to communicate effectively, ensuring project milestones are met.