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With years of offshore software development practice, Florida has created a matured process management methodology, whose core idea is CMM. To ensure the quality at all stages of development, we adopt CMM as follow:

Project startup

In Florida, a project is initiated when the customer signs the contract. From this point, the responsibility of the project will be taken fully by the assigned project manager, who normally was the one prepared the proposal for this particular customer in the earlier stage.

The beginning of a project lays the groundwork for the rest of the project. The purpose of this phase is to set the framework for the project, which involves:

  • Selecting a methodology
  • Identifying goals and objectives
  • Defining success measures
  • Establishing project scope
  • Selecting a project team
  • Securing sponsorship

Business Prototype & Requirement

One of the less visible, but nonetheless important aspects of a good software engineering process is the requirement documentation and verification. The only way to ensure that a system satisfies its requirements is to develop and apply a mechanism to track requirement compliance from system inception through final delivery and system maintenance.

The key points in the requirement phase are:

  • Communicate with customer
  • Clarify the requirement further
  • Requirement change management

Analysis & Design

The primary output of the design phase is a design document. The design document is to give all internal constituents (developers and management) a clear delineation of how the features described in the specifications will accomplish the desired tasks.

The design document should clearly convey the key elements of the proposed system to both the technical developers and the planners. A larger project typically requires a preliminary design and a detailed design. A complete design includes identification of:

  • Modules
  • Units
  • Data elements
  • Communications
  • Messages
  • Data structure

Implementation, Testing and Project Completion

Implementation is to use the design document to produce code. It is a core process workflow in the software-engineering process, whose purpose is to implement and unit test of the code.

During this phase, the actual work of the project is undertaken to produce the project's deliverables according to the chosen solution and make it ready for testing team.

The test phase of the project answers the question "Does the system do what it is supposed to do?" Software testing begins with the integration-testing phase, which integrates the individual units coded and tested during the implementation phase and ends with acceptance testing of the finished system. All problems and change requests should be handled according to the Software Problem Procedure documentation.

Test plans and procedures are developed to ensure that all requirements are being tested and verified. In this phase units are combined into modules, and modules are combined to make up a build, which is tested in turn and certified. Multiple builds may be integrated and tested before a deliverable release is produced.

The software testing methodology encompasses the following types of testing:

  • Integration Testing
  • Regression Testing
  • System Testing
  • Acceptance Testing



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