Questions about the Software Development Life Cycle.

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During software development, which development phase matters most to the programmer? [closed]

What does a programmer need to pay attention to during the development of software? For example, some software can not be finished within the time constraints, others cannot meet the requirements of ...
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How to deal with “software end-of-life” situations?

When a vendor declares that they no longer intend to provide any support or services to a piece of software (and stated the intent to exit the business - offering no upgrade paths), what kind of ...
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At what point would you drop some of your principles of software development for the sake of more money?

I'd like to throw this question out there to interestingly see where the medium is. I'm going to admit that in my last 12 months, I picked up TDD and a lot of the Agile values in software development....
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OOP oriented PHP app source code samples and advice

The day I have been dreading has arrived. I never felt OOP or good software design was important(I knew they were important, but I thought I could manage without them.). However having read otherwise ...
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What to do when time estimation goes wrong?

Let’s say you estimated time for a case to be 3 days. In day two you notice that the case is growing and new scenarios are popping up which were not counted when the time estimation where done. The ...
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How to introduce Agile to a team that uses rigid non-Agile methods?

Consider a company that is proudly certified for some non-Agile methodology, uses it as a selling point to its customers to demonstrate accountability. How do you go about introducing Kanban or ...
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Feasibility Study Format on SDLC [closed]

Is there a specific format for a feasibility study in SDLC? If so, do you know any sources where I can find more information about this? or can you show me at least an outline of what it should ...
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What mistakes in managing software products must be avoided to keep people from hating the vendor?

A previous question about why people hate Microsoft was closed. This is an attempt at a somewhat more constructive question along the same general line. This one is both broader and narrower though. ...