Full SDLC projects encompass all the phases in the SDLC like requirements gathering, analysis, design etc. In such projects that use full SDLC methodology, Tetrasoft will involve its project team right from the Customer’s problem statement to the delivery of the solution. There are two distinctive characteristics of this class of projects. One is product development where the requirements are envisaged by the development team along with the marketing group and domain consultants. These requirements are presumed to be realistic with regard to the acceptability of the product. The second category consists of the turnkey solutions developed for Customers based on the Customer’s need for computerized solution.
Partial SDLC projects are the ones which start at different phases of the SDLC. This implies that some of the projects might start at the Design phase and continue through to the Warranty, while other projects might just involve the coding, testing and delivery of the software. These projects follow the SDLC from the entry point (contractual starting phase) to the terminating phase (again based on the contractual obligation). In this case, clear understanding of inputs from the customer and the deliverables to the customer is required and shall be documented as part of the requirements at the stage of contract. The distinct phases of the SDLC that will be carried out as part of the project shall be documented in the Software Project Plan (SPP) and Customer’s consent may be obtained, if necessary.