Software Development Methodologies

Development of customized software applications for businesses is mandatory for almost all sectors in the current economy. This has also piqued the interest of several companies in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and other parts of the United States. However, software development can be a long process and may incur continuous expenditure if not handled by an experienced software development company and with the relevant technology.  Selecting right tools along with right approaches to develop software is important to ensure delivery of top-quality applications as per scheduled cost and scheduled time.

SGS Technologie is an experienced software development company in Jacksonville Florida that has expertise in all advanced tools and technologies.  We have prepared a list of top software development methodologies that can be followed to  get the best results.

  1. Waterfall Model: This is one of the most popular software development methodologies and we always prefer the Waterfall model in our processes. It organizes software development in a sequence; this means any phase in the development process can be initiated only after completion of the earlier phase. There is no going back. Hence everything will need to be accurately completed. Core advantage of this model is its simplicity and easiness to understand. It is also easy to manage.

  2. Agile Methodology: Risks such as bugs, cost overruns, and changing requirements while adding new functionalities to an application, can be minimized by using this methodology. Agile methodology can come in sub-forms such as Scrum, Crystal, Extreme Programming, and Feature Driven Development. The core advantage of this methodology is that it enables software applications to be released in iterations or models.

  3. DevOps: It is a combination of practices or processes. This methodology focuses on organizational change which can increase collaboration between departments responsible for each of the various phases in a software development life cycle. DevOps gives the advantage of automating everything in the software development and deployment process. This improves time-to-market, shortens time between making modifications and minimizes disruption while maximizing reliability.

  4. Rapid Application Development: This is a streamlined development process which enables the production of high-quality systems at lesser costs. Four phases are a part of this methodology; requirements planning, user design, development, and deployment. The difference in this methodology is that it enables repetition of the user design and development phases until the intended software application meets requirements. This methodology could be useful for time-sensitive small-to-medium projects.

  5. Joint Application Development: Requirements are defined, and user interfaces are first developed based on information gathered from kick-off meetings between clients, developers as well as end users. Objective is to include clients in the entire software development process. Collaborative workshops named JAD sessions are held for this purpose. The Joint Application Development (JAD) methodology is best for the simultaneous gathering and consolidating large amounts of information.

SGS Technologie has expertise in all these methodologies and can even follow a hybrid approach; that is combining the steps of different methodologies. We have 17+ years of experience in the software development industry with most of our clients being state departments and government agencies. Reach out to us for discussing more about your software development requirements.

Top 5 Software Development Methodologies


Development of customized software applications for businesses is mandatory for almost all sectors in the current economy. This has also piqued the interest of several companies in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and other parts of the United States. However, software development can be a long process and may incur continuous expenditure if not handled by an experienced software development company and with the relevant technology.  Selecting right tools along with right approaches to develop software is important to ensure delivery of top-quality applications as per scheduled cost and scheduled time.

SGS Technologie is an experienced software development company in Jacksonville Florida that has expertise in all advanced tools and technologies.  We have prepared a list of top software development methodologies that can be followed to  get the best results.

  1. Waterfall Model: This is one of the most popular software development methodologies and we always prefer the Waterfall model in our processes. It organizes software development in a sequence; this means any phase in the development process can be initiated only after completion of the earlier phase. There is no going back. Hence everything will need to be accurately completed. Core advantage of this model is its simplicity and easiness to understand. It is also easy to manage.

  2. Agile Methodology: Risks such as bugs, cost overruns, and changing requirements while adding new functionalities to an application, can be minimized by using this methodology. Agile methodology can come in sub-forms such as Scrum, Crystal, Extreme Programming, and Feature Driven Development. The core advantage of this methodology is that it enables software applications to be released in iterations or models.

  3. DevOps: It is a combination of practices or processes. This methodology focuses on organizational change which can increase collaboration between departments responsible for each of the various phases in a software development life cycle. DevOps gives the advantage of automating everything in the software development and deployment process. This improves time-to-market, shortens time between making modifications and minimizes disruption while maximizing reliability.

  4. Rapid Application Development: This is a streamlined development process which enables the production of high-quality systems at lesser costs. Four phases are a part of this methodology; requirements planning, user design, development, and deployment. The difference in this methodology is that it enables repetition of the user design and development phases until the intended software application meets requirements. This methodology could be useful for time-sensitive small-to-medium projects.

  5. Joint Application Development: Requirements are defined, and user interfaces are first developed based on information gathered from kick-off meetings between clients, developers as well as end users. Objective is to include clients in the entire software development process. Collaborative workshops named JAD sessions are held for this purpose. The Joint Application Development (JAD) methodology is best for the simultaneous gathering and consolidating large amounts of information.

SGS Technologie has expertise in all these methodologies and can even follow a hybrid approach; that is combining the steps of different methodologies. We have 17+ years of experience in the software development industry with most of our clients being state departments and government agencies. Reach out to us for discussing more about your software development requirements.

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