Successful Software Development Methodology
The first step towards software development is the designing or mapping of the way project will progress. It is very much important that basic blueprint from conception to deployment happens. Although there are two types of methodologies that contradict each other, so choosing one that meets your condition is a requirement to cater.
Flexible Design Methodology
It is the methodology where adaptive planning happens with work based on small modules. It comes with adaptive planning where the changes according to customer feedback or the need of the time happens. Â It is best in system when the end goal of the project is not clear. It is mostly used in experimental software design and also in client customer projects where the need evolves with the progress of the project. In such type of project execution the environment of team work is nurtured with designers and developer working together to have a cohesive masterpiece. The disadvantage of this project is that the timeline and budget is hard to predict, because of the vague nature of the project. The people matters more, as the designing and development team individuals need to be committed to the project, as if any designer/developer leaves the project completion becomes an issue. It is best for small projects with rough guidelines to support, giving opportunity to bring in your own individuality.
Fixed Design Methodology
This type of project has everything completely planned with each module completely defined and work independently. Through it one can accurately predict the time and resources to employee and can work accordingly. Everything is crystal clear and even if any member in the designing and development team leaves, the project can continue without much problem. Hence the alteration at any stage can be a disaster altogether, and changes at any stage are hard to carry. Â Here the feedback and testing can only happen when the project reaches the completion phase. After the completion the changes require working from scratch, leading to loss of time, money and efforts. It is best for big projects where huge money is involved. Here research and development before hand is required for successful execution.
Hence we can say, that no matter which design planning you follow, you need to know the core pros and cons. The working on design methodology that best suits your project requirement should be chosen. None of the two methodologies, are better than other, it is the successful implementation that is responsible for triumph.