ONE OF THE MAIN GOALS OF ICT COMPANIES IS TO CREATE EFFICIENT, REPEATABLE, AND PREDICTABLE PROCESSES USING A SUSTAINABLE METHODOLOGY: THE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN DETERMINING THE SUCCESS OF A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. USING A DEVOPS APPROACH ENCOURAGES CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, COLLABORATION, AND AUTOMATION.
Revolutionising the code development process is a cross-disciplinary endeavour. Achieving change that is balanced, simple, scalable, and sustainable by proposing a modern approach to software lifecycle management is costly but can have great results.
Companies can create tailored models by using guidelines, KPIs, and targets and involving people as the first point of call, before improving testing processes, software production lines, monitoring and system operations in a subsequent phase.
The term SDLC (system development life cycle) describes all activities involved in the creation and deployment of a software application, with the aim of improving efficiency and minimising waste.
Providing modern software development lifecycle services requires setting goals and improvement actions.
· Reducing the application time of non-regression tests
· Maintaining a 90% code coverage
· Carrying out distributed monitoring
· Organising work teams
· Guaranteeing security compliance (GDPR/OVASP)
· Ensuring speed and quality in code distribution
In terms of actions, businesses need to optimise:
· Data and application architecture
· RPA applications during testing and pipeline activities
· Team maturity levels in terms of timings and cost estimates
· Pattern design mentoring
· Dynamic monitoring
· Techniques for defining requirements and end-user approval specifications
For example, DevOps is a set of key tools, processes, ideas, and practices in modern software development that enable rapid, stable, and frequent software releases. According to a US study, the DevOps market will be worth more than €13 billion by 2026 and will continue, as in recent years, to play a vital role in business. DevOps influences software architecture, as modern solutions are chosen and designed in a way that allows software to be continuously distributed.
Modern SDLC services must include assessment activities, project design and development, and test factory services. Above all, as in the case of SCAI Finance, they must allow for continuous improvement.
Some of the modern SDLC services on offer include:
· PMO Agile Coaching
· Test Factory
· Software Factory
· Software Quality Assurance
· Security Code Assurance
· DevOps/DataOps architectures
· Modern Data Governance
· ALL Cloud / ALL platform complaint
· NIST 2.0
Consultants support customers and their modernisation and efficiency requirements. They identify the objectives – with a simple, sustainable and scalable working model – and jointly assess areas for improvement, acting as coaches and guides for customers.
Not only does SCAI Finance recommend its own continuous improvement model – and the tools, techniques, measures, and working platforms to implement it – but its organisational structure is based on the SAFe® model, which can be adapted to the operating environment’s scaling needs. The purpose of a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is to provide companies with a pathway to scale up their Lean-Agile methods. Doing so provides the principles, structures, and practices required to achieve new levels cross-company agility. According to Gartner, implementing SAFe can generate significant and measurable business value in complex initiatives by coordinating the work of multiple teams.