The Cybermax Solutions' Development
Methodology involves dividing a project into separate phases,
each designed to emphasize customer interaction and satisfaction.
On completion of each phase,
we walk-through the outcomes with the customer to ensure that
a clear, shared understanding of the project exists between
all parties. The customer has the opportunity to confirm work
to date and accept the work before we proceed to the next
phase of the project.
Generally, a separate quotation
is provided for each phase at the commencement of the phase,
though an estimate for the full project is provided at the
beginning of the project.
The different phases followed by us are:-
Phase I - Project Initialization
A project is initialized through a Cybermax Solutions visit
to the client. This meeting is free of charge. The purpose
of the meeting is to:
Introduce the Cybermax Solutions team
Explain our development methodology
Demonstrate a sample specification and products
Discuss our Terms and Conditions
Assess the overall scope of the client project
Phase II - User
The next step in the development process
is to identify the clients needs and opportunities more closely.
The purpose of this stage is to gain a solid understanding
of the business requirements. We do this by meeting with the
client project manager and users alike. From this meeting
we will produce a User Requirements Document that outlines
the business needs and the best software solutions.
Prior to this meeting it
is beneficial for the client to prepare an outline of requirements,
the members involved in this project and main users.
Note: If this
project involves converting an existing system, for example,
from Access to Oracle, and no functionality changes are necessary,
this phase may not be required
Phase III - Design
The Design Specifications of the systems
are identified from the User Requirements Document. Design
Specifications' include all the necessary steps for design,
delivery and implementation of the project. Cybermax Solutions
ensures that solid foundations are prepared for the project.
We walk through this document with the client for acceptance
and sign off.
Phase IV - Software Development
Construction of the software is carried out during this
phase, along with alpha testing and verification by our team.
Phase V - Handover and Acceptance
The software is installed at the customer's site for beta
testing and acceptance by the customer. Once accepted, the
software is ready to be installed into the production environment
for 'live' use
Phase VI - Training
Training can be carried out during this phase. A User Guide
and On-line Help can also be provided if required.
are defined as changes to the delivered software package.
Phase VII - Support and Enhancements
One of the most important aspects of a software development
is the post-implementation support.
Support is defined as ensuring
the database maintains its current functionality.
In each case Cybermax
Solutions requires Client approval for nominated changes.