What are the Main Software Development Models?

What are the Main Software Development Models?

Posted by: Rahul Vyas | Posted on: May 21st, 2013

Development of a software product is as crucial as its process, which involves various stages and processes. To make things simpler there are models specifically designed for this life cycle process, which also make it easier to understand the approach required for this task. These software development models are also sometimes designed specifically for a company’s own use; hence there are many software development models available. But though these software development companies produce and create their own models there is a certain pattern which is common to all software development models.

To name a few Software Development Models:

The General Model

The Waterfall Model

The V-Shaped Model

The Incremental Model

The Spiral Model

The Chaos Model

The OSS development Model

The Evolutionary prototyping Model

The throwaway prototyping Model


The above are just to name a few, there are many more Software Development Models specifically designed for certain industries. From the above there are a few which are fairly common and more widely used as compared to the others. The Waterfall, V-shaped and Spiral Models are the most commonly seen in a software development company. The others are not as popular. Though each software development model serves its purpose they do have advantages and disadvantages. So therefore, the software development team must keep in mind the negatives and the positives which will help their project; though it is not unusual when a company adopts different combinations and uses two or more software development models for its project.


The software cycle or the software lifecycle give us an overview of the various phases that are included in the software development process. From coding to implementation to designing of the software, the software development cycle is a long and tedious process with testing and implementation carried out at various stages, which eventually make for a successful software development model.


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