Incrementally, evolve software to fix defects, add features, adapt to newcondition. Often 80% of effort spent here!
WATERFALL MODEL PHASES:
Requirements analysis and definition
System and software design
Implementation and unit testing
Integration and system testing
Operation and maintenance
The main drawback of the waterfall model is the difficulty of accommodatingchange after the process is underway. One phase has to be complete beforemoving onto the next phase.
Each phase terminates only when the documents are complete and approved by the SQA group.
Maintenance begins when the client reports an error after having accepted the product. It could also begin due to a change in requirements after the clienthas accepted the product
WATERFALL MODEL: ADVANTAGES:
Careful checking by the Software Quality Assurance Group at the end of each phase.
Testing in each phase.
Documentation available at the end of each phase.
WATERFALL MODEL PROBLEMS:
It is difficult to respond to changing customer requirements.