How to plan a software development project

Requirements; Document the objectives which is the vision that a person wants to turn into this software. Documenting will help make sure that essential goals take precedent than the small ones. Make sure you define the outcome. Clearly, state what you want and what you expect from the project. It is essential to have the desired result if the idea is abstract then the project might not be as successful. Write it down and give real outcome and expectations that the developer has to meet. The clear your expectations, the easier your developer will meet them.

Get to know the Scope of the project. What the business is and what their needs are. We need questions like; what are the objectives? How is involved? Which components do you want? Why do want this software?   Which persona is going to be using this software? What kind of device do they usually use? The language? Are they technology savvy? What is the user story?  Helping to determine the type of software that a developer will create.

A user story is a description is one person’s interaction with the software to make sure that meets the needs of the user. The acceptance criteria like the language, the device used by the persona, can the software work online. It is easy to want to incorporate everything into your software, but it is also important to be realistic with expectations. Find out the most profitable way to go about a specific area that is going be fruitful for the consumer. To narrow down the scope of the software. It is import to review and priorities the parts that bring value to your business.

Timeline and time blocking is making sure you know how much time you are going to spend on a project. It is also important to set specific deadlines for specific plans. Like the planning phase should be a particular time it should not exceed and go into the scoping period. If it is two months, let it be two months.  Miss use of timelines can lead to disappointments.

Prototype along the way every part of the project should be tested. Sometimes a stage software may be done on paper, but it might not work or be practical for the employer.  This is why it is crucial to prototype for the owner of the software to see what is happening or to check that you are giving them what they wanted. Reducing the chance of confusion at the end of the timeline. It should be prototyped and tested with the end user in mind.

Budgeting is a crucial part of developing any project. It is important to find out how much money the software needs to be developed. It is important to budget carefully at every level in order to know how much every stage of the development will cost.

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BY NAMAYANJA DAISY