Phase 2 User Design Once the project is scoped out its time to jump right into

Phase 2 user design once the project is scoped out

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Phase 2: User Design Once the project is scoped out, it’s time to jump right into development, building out the user design through various prototype iterations. This is the meat and potatoes of the RAD methodology—and what sets it apart from other project management strategies. During this phase, clients work hand in hand with developers to ensure their needs are being met at every step in the design process. It’s almost like customizable software development where the users can test each prototype of the product, at each stage, to ensure it meets their expectations. All the bugs and kinks are worked out in an iterative process. The developer designs a prototype, the client (user) tests it, and then they come together to communicate on what worked and what didn’t. This method gives developers the opportunity to tweak the model as they go until they reach a satisfactory design. Both the software developers and the clients learn from the experience to make sure there is no potential for something to slip through the cracks. 18
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3.Rapid Construction Phase 3 takes the prototypes and beta systems from the design phase and converts them into the working model. Because the majority of the problems and changes were addressed during the thorough iterative design phase, developers can construct the final working model more quickly than they could by following a traditional project management approach. The phase breaks down into several smaller steps: Preparation for rapid construction Program and application development Coding Unit, integration, and system testing The software development team of programmers, coders, testers, and developers work together during this stage to make sure everything is working smoothly and that the end result satisfies the client’s expectations and objectives. This third phase is important because the client still gets to give input throughout the process. They can suggest alterations, changes, or even new ideas that can solve problems as they arise. 4. Cutover This is the implementation phase where the finished product goes to launch. It includes data conversion, testing, and changeover to the new system, as well as user training. All final changes are made while the coders and clients continue to look for bugs in the system 3.3 Benefits of RAD Methodology RAD is one of the most successful software development programs available today, with numerous benefits for both software development teams as well as their clients. Here are just a few benefits : 19
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RAD lets you break the project down into smaller, more manageable tasks. The task-oriented structure allows project managers to optimize their team’s efficiency by assigning tasks according to members’ specialties and experience. Clients get a working product delivered in a shorter time frame.
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  • Fall '15
  • Mr waweru
  • Project Management, Requirements analysis, Database management system

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