Engaging in software projects is often a tedious task. This entails strategic planning, having an experienced development team, and undertaking regular collaboration with the project’s team members. They work internally within the organization and externally with the software development firm. For any software projects to be achievable should have key stakeholders to be readily available.
3. Software developers. Both the front-end and back-end software developers are tasked to employ the technical requirements provided by the technical lead to develop cost and timelines. Other software developer roles and responsibilities are establishing the deliverables and discussing the software project status to the technical lead or project manager. It is essential that the other team members should effectively coordinate the technical requirements to the software developers to minimize project risks and ensure the success of the software project.
4. Software testing engineer. This software tester is responsible for the software solution to achieve the business requirements, ensuring it is bug-free, no errors, and has no defects. During the test planning and preparation stages of the software testing, the software testing engineer reviews and suggests revisions to the test plans, including the analysis, review, and assessment of the technical and design specifications.
Software testers mainly focus on determining the test conditions and developing test designs, cases, procedure specifications, and data. They may be involved in the automation or assist in automating the series of tests.
Some of the software engineer roles and responsibilities are:
- Develop the test environments or aid in system administration and network management of the staff
- When test execution starts, several software testers usually increase in number, which begins with the required task in implementing tests in the environment
- Software testers implement and log the tests, then evaluate the results and document issues found
- Monitor the testing process and the test environment while employing tools for this task, and commonly collect performance metrics
- Within the software testing life cycle, testers conduct peer work review, including test specifications, reporting defects and findings
5. User acceptance testers. You can expect that your software solution provider to perform various software testing to make sure that your newly developed software has passed the quality assurance (QA) criteria. After that, your company’s end-users have to carry out the final checks to see whether the software works well for the enterprise across several real-world situations.
User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is the ultimate process before a new software solution is accepted for mass production (live). It’s critical to have the necessary resources to identify user acceptance testing in a timely and organized manner. Oftentimes, the UAT brings the setbacks between the software solution to be completed and released for use in business.
As the end users get directly involved in the final testing stages, a green light is provided with some other discoveries to improve the final product. In some cases, it is too late to make some revisions or software updates.
It’s best advised that those staff who will be part of the UAT are available from the start. They should be briefed about the process, fully understand what they have to do, and may be given the freedom to make suggestions to the design of the new software solution. This buy-in concept and understanding of the software solution’s goals minimize the conflict that may exist in trying to shift the end-users from the current software process that they are familiar with and use on a daily basis.
Although it is vital that your software solution provider has the essential resources readily available to complete your project, it is equally as important that the client is fully aware of the roles and responsibilities necessary within the team to achieve a successful project.
The key to attaining project success is open and effective communication. The main factor in the communication process is identifying the stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities. Whatever position you may be involved in the roles above, clear communication of the goals and updates to the stakeholders within the software life cycle of the project will ensure the chances of achieving the project’s success.