The Waterfall Model of Software Development

by Nataliia Vasylyna | March 17, 2016 11:10 am

The employees of software testing company should not only have profound knowledge of various testing techniques and principles, use different checking tools during automated testing[1] but also be aware of main software development models.

Software development and testing fields are interconnected. It will be easier to conduct performance testing or load testing[2] for a tester who knows the peculiarities of development models. The Waterfall model is one of such development techniques.

This model was described by W. Royce in 1970. It is considered to be a classic example of the philosophy ‘plan the work and work the plan’. It is rather popular version of software development life cycle model. The Waterfall Model [3]consists of several typical phases.

What Are Waterfall Phases?

The Waterfall model has a strict order, and its every step can be easily controlled. The main disadvantage of this model is the absence of the possibility to somehow modify the development order.

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Endnotes:
  1. automated testing: https://qatestlab.com/services/We-Are-Professionals-in/automated-testing/
  2. load testing: https://qatestlab.com/services/Withstand-the-Load/Load-Testing/
  3. Waterfall Model : https://qatestlab.com/resources/knowledge-center/waterfall-development-model/
  4. How to Choose Software Development Model?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2012/10/10/how-to-choose-the-most-suitable-software-development-process/

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