Different software development models and their advantages

by vishal tripathi Digital Markiting Expart

The development of a software is not a piece of cake. It requires planning, modeling, analyzing, designing, and testing. Every stage of the software development cycle involves a series of steps that must be carried out in an order.

However, there are multiple models that can drive the development of a software. But a software development company must choose the one which can fit best the requisites and deliver an error-free end-product.
Let’s study the various imitations and their advantages,

1.Waterfall Model

The model is very simple to define. Like a waterfall, it flows in one direction only. The output of one step becomes the input of the other and until one step is finished, the other cannot be initiated. 


• It is sequential. Thus, eliminating confusions.

• Tests report of every step is shared. Hence, ensuring every stage to be bug-free.


The model can be beneficial for a custom software development company. The stages are called sprints as the entire software is divided into modules. This recalls for iterative procedures for every module with a meeting at the end of the day to verify the progress. 


• Teamwork is required.

• Requirements play an insignificant role while developing separate modules.

• Controlled approach with periodic updates taken into account.


It is a flexible approach to development where the client or the owner has the power to define the priority of the tasks. More concentration is put on the process and development and after the successful deployment of a task, the client gets to prioritize the other task.


• Transparency exists in the model.
• It is even-driven where each task is prioritized and complete before switching to the next.

• Since the client has the control, therefore, the end product offers client satisfaction.


It records an iterative cycle of tasks – planning, risk analysis, development, and evaluation. A software development agency using this model has perks of going back into a phase if any bug gets diagnosed in the present one. The model has open arms for feedback as well.


• Risk analysis reduces the chances of perils.
• Custom software development with modifications is easier through this.
• Project with greater risks can be developed with an ease.


This model is similar to the waterfall with more emphasis on testing. Each stage in this model is paired with the classified testing so that the next stage does not suffer from an issue or a bug.


• Anyone from the team can perform the testing.
• Flaws can easily be detected as well as mended.
• Project with greater risks can be developed with an ease.


This model is used by any enterprise software development company that has received highly complex requirements. The model helps in building a working model that will showcase the features and invites feedback so that modifications can be made


• It is a function-based approach.
• It offers transparency.
• It reduces the occurrence of risks.
• It supports analysis and addresses the flaws efficiently.

Each mentioned model has a different approach and can only be utilized in the development of a particular type of software.

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About vishal tripathi Senior   Digital Markiting Expart

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