of offshore software development, SpaceCS has
created a matured process management methodology,
whose core idea is RUP (Rational
Unified Process) . To ensure the quality at
all stages of development, we adopt RUP as follows:
1. Business Modeling & Requirements:
When receiving an RFP, the appropriate project
manager and senior engineer are assinged to cooperate
in preparing the proposal for the project. The
core of the proposal is the work load estimation,
which is also the most difficult task in preparing
the proposal. Our engineers spend necessary time
to figure out an accurate estimation.
2. Software Requirements Analysis and
After successfully obtaining the project, our
project managers immediately lead their team members
in analyzing and design of the system. In order
to keep a consistent understanding of requirement
with the client, we provide use case diagram or
a static prototype. While designing the system,
our engineers adopt the merit of design model
to fulfill the task. Adopting the theory of TDD(Testing
Driven Development), we also assign Testing Leader
that will get involved in the project in this
3. Software Project Planning
After approval of the analysis and design from
the client, our project managers and development
team draft a development plan for the project
with cost and time estimates. Planning is a critical
phase which involves high-level architecture creation,
delivery and deployment scheduling, information
and capacity architecture plan, and third-party
This is the stage where the project actuallybegins.
The core task in this phase is to develop a program
on the basis of the previous design and planning.
We reduce the developing risk by adsorbing the
twinning program thoughts in XP (Extreme Programming
or Agile Programming). And we build the application
in a progressive manner.
Testing has two types. One is teh Unit Test of
the Module, and the other is the System Integration
Test. The Unit Test goes with the whole development
process. In order to ensure the high quality of
the code, we guarantee that every module should
have corresponding testing code. The System Integration
Test is the major initiative in the testing phase.
Usually, we need to finish 3 round progressive
testing in this phase. The version released after
the testing is called the Alpha Version.
The maintenance phase covers system maintenance
including database, application and network maintenance.
Required application feature enhancements are
planned at this stage, and are developed and executed