Understanding the challenges associated with Software Product Design and Development is what has enabled us to executed a number of product development assignments with the following guidelines:
By developing Problem Statements and identifying Constraints for the project, we have been a valuable source to current and potential clients in search of creating and finalizing a Statement of Work (SOW).
We studying your existing system and through further analysis come to an understanding to solve business problems by delivering a set of system improvement objectives.
Software product requirements/specifications are analyzed, documented, and reviewed by the client. Various software usage scenarios are studied and documented in the Use Case document.
Prototype is very important for user intensive applications, and as a proof of concept for various other applications. Clients get a chance to provide feedback early in software development cycle, which can be incorporated in actual design and development.
Architecture & Product Design
The Golden Gains development team architects and designs the software product taking into consideration various software product engineering attributes such as reliability, scalability, host-ability, etc. The team uses industry best-practices during the designing phase.
An "Alpha" product has most of the UI and functionality. Some backend components and interfaces may be missing. Integration testing team performs integration testing before releasing "Alpha" version of the product. Bugs are expected at this stage. The testing will be done at Golden Gains for confirming the functionality requirements.
The application is 100% complete as per requirements and specifications, and any approved change requests. Unit testing is 100% complete, with integration testing done for few modules, and system testing done by QA team. The application may still have few bugs. The application is exposed to a limited number of business users in a controlled environment. When we make the "Beta" available to the client (including the application as well as documented known bugs), the client installs and reviews it, and providing a full Beta Bug list through Golden Gains internal bug tracking system.
Operations & Support
Our QA team approves the application, which has fixes for any (and all) bugs reported during User Acceptance Testing (UAT), and makes it available to the client for general use.
Customer Care and Feedback
Once the application is in general use, Golden Gains works with clients to support end users, and manages the feedback loop to improve the functionality and develop enhancements.