Software Development, A Critical Engineering task slowly and surely, computers and software are taking over many of the functions that affect our lives critically and they have become imperative parts of our lives. They are now monitoring and controlling all forms of monetary transactions, transportation, communication, defence systems, production and so on. They have made places in our homes, controlling all forms of appliances. Acknowledging their importance and complexities in structures and roles, software are no longer the products of arbitrary and capricious practices and mere programming activities. Software, not being merely a program to be executed to perform a task, is now an interaction of the programs, data-structure and documentation and is a complex structure to develop, test and maintain. Modern software products are engineered under the selected formal techniques to improve the quality of the product of a software development effort.
Why do we Need Software Standards?
When the work was distributed to multiple teams, they could not interrelate and integrate their individual work products because of uncommon assumptions and bases of developments. Not following standards of work and strategically themes threw them into pits of failures and crisis. Slowly, the developing industries realized the need for formal processes of development and they developed these processes as per their experiences in their fields.
Further, the ongoing increase in size and complexities of the software projects forced them to come on a common platform to work. Now, when the development processes have crossed the boundaries of continents, organizations found the need to work with some formal standard definitions and development criteria in order to be able to integrate their individual efforts at any level or step of the project. It led to redefining of processes into new improved standard processes. ‘Standard’ also creates a comparison of the measurement of the software for ranking it for its quality and also to solve the disputes of delivery hence provides a better control over the product and process. These things indicate the prominent need for a standard for development and measurement of the software for its size, complexity, costing, and quality attributes. A formally defined standard is also required to control the development process so that if a group violates the standard, a release could be ‘prepared’ by another group.
We are providing a broad look at the various categories of business application software that should be on your managing list and some of the alternate ways to satisfy your requirements with Quality experience.