Journal of Computer Science

Factors Affecting the Choice of Software Life Cycle Models in the Software Industry-An Empirical Study

Rupa Mahanti, M. S. Neogi and Vandana Bhattacherjee

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.1253.1262

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 8

Pages 1253-1262

Abstract

Problem statement: The aim of this study was to present the results of the survey conducted with software professionals in a few Indian software companies. Approach: The study initially presents an overview of the common software life cycle models used in the software development. Results and Conclusion: The survey results revealed that the level of understanding of the user requirements is the most important fact in the choice of the life cycle model used in the software project. Project Complexity is the second most important factor. Man-machine Interaction is the least important factor in the choice of the life cycle model used in the software project. This study will be valuable for developers, analysts and project leaders in software organizations. This study was carried out with some boundaries like the number of companies, available resources, time constraints and so on.

Copyright

© 2012 Rupa Mahanti, M. S. Neogi and Vandana Bhattacherjee. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.