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2016-10-13 Feasibility, Scheduling and Costing Agamani Parida Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Abstract The paper touches on the importance of Feasibility study in a development process. This will also cover the aspects of Scheduling, Costing and how they make the overall impact on a product and software lifecycle. All these are the building blocks of the software development process which will help to improve the quality and productivity of software or product. Introduction Feasibility study is an important step in the software project initial phase. To achieve a valuable analysis, it is important to identify crucial aspects related to the feasibility. Most of the aspects come from the software product requirements. The process of costing is carried out to estimate how much software engineering time will be required to do some work. Scheduling is carried out to get the timeline of tasks with projected start times, durations, and end times is typically produced during planning. Scheduling and costing have equal importance in the overall lifecycle. Schedule and Cost are the two variables that can decide the fate of project, so any deviation need to be carefully measured and acted upon for better end results. Feasibility Feasibility is defined as the practical extent to which a project can be performed successfully. To evaluate feasibility, a feasibility study is performed, which determines whether the solution considered to accomplish the requirements is practical and workable in the software. Information such as resource availability, cost estimation for software development, benefits of the software to the organization after it is developed and cost to be incurred on its maintenance are considered during the feasibility study. Various other objectives of feasibility study are To analyze whether the software will meet organizational requirements To determine whether the software can be implemented using the current technology and within the specified budget and schedule To determine whether the software can be integrated with other existing software. Such analysis helps to develop a clear description of project objectives and evaluate alternative approaches in order to determine whether the proposed project is the best alternative given the constraints of technology, resources, finances, and social/political considerations. After a feasibility study, management makes a go/no go decision.
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Different Types of Feasibility Following are different types of feasibility study we need to conduct according to the requirements. These stages should parallel the multiple requirements stages. Product Feasibility – it determines if the product has any flaw, if it is good time to introduce the product or if it has all intended feature. The manager owns the resources that can determine if the product is feasible.
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