Software Project Management Practices

Few days ago, I encountered with a client who was frustrated with his prior IT services provider and looking for reliable one. At the initial communication, his first concern was what is our standardize procedure for software project management. He asked what milestones we usually set and follow? How much we are efficient in the services we are offering to him? How is our communication channel? What our project planning involves? etc. These questions show his dissatisfaction of agile development methodology by his IT services providers.

Along with satisfactory replay of his questions, our representatives provided detailed information about ideal software project management practices that involve:

  1. Scopes Identification
  2. Planning
  3. Execution
  4. Controlling and Validation
  5. Delivery and Evaluation

Scopes Identification

It contains interactive communication through kick-off meeting between the development team and client to get clear understanding of requirements. After collection and analysis of expectations, identify development areas that need to focus. This phase contains open discussion about technical and managerial excellency of the team members for a project development and management. The sales and technical teams guide non-technical clients in choosing an appropriate technology by explaining different technologies in detail. It aids clients in making profitable business decisions.

Planning

Basis of requirement analysis, planning of agile development methodology comes into existence. This is a key stage as it divides entire project into different parts. If the planning is not proper, it leads the project into wrong direction and drives negative consequences. This phase involves development scheduling with defined timeline of completion, resource hiring, efforts for development, etc. on the basis of client’s budgetary constraints.

Execution

The very next stage is implementation of requirements to accomplish project objectives. By following prior set milestones at planning stage, set the team of developers, communication plans, role and responsibilities, project schedule, reporting schedule, etc. Project delivery is varied case to case. It can be one-time or different phases. This covers changing requirements of clients during project development.

Controlling and Validation

Throughout project management cycle, it is necessary to follow pre-defined process strictly to deliver a robust solution. Controlling covers various operations such as project planning, quality assurance using testing, communicating with client to discuss several aspects of project and much more. In case, there are any issues with protocols, the situation will be under control. Validation is an agile development methodology that is followed by experts for all features, functions and modules developed or integrated in the solution to check its output.

Delivery and Evaluation

Once installation of system is completed, it comes to delivery of solution to customer and close the project. If client is satisfied with performance of solution, he will accept it and accomplish payment. If there are any issues with the solution, the professionals search out best solutions and resolve all of them to deliver an application that generates expected output.

Choose a reliable IT outsourcing partner that offers streamlined software project management practices to develop effective solutions to simplify business processes. Contact us now to develop your next project with the best software project management practices.

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