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What percentage of time should be spent on coding.
« on: April 25, 2012, 04:11:36 PM »
In many software organization it is a practice that they spent most of the time of Software development lifecycle (SDLC) in development phase that is in coding. But what should be the exact percentage of time to spent on coding? The percentage should be 20 -25 percent. The rest of the time should be spent on the other phase of SDLC. A good percentage should be spent on collecting requirements as this is the basement of total software. A very good percentage should be spent on design and a good percentage should be on testing. Most of us neglect the testing phase because of spending lots of time in development phase. Which can bring a disaster in any software development.

Based on studies reported in the general industry literature, the distribution of effort across the software development life cycle is typically along the lines of the following:

    Requirements: 15-20 percent,
    Analysis and Design: 15-20 percent,
    Construction (code and unit testing): 25-30 percent,
    System Testing: 15-20 percent,
    Implementation: 5-10 percent.
Shikha Anirban
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Dept. of SWE, FSIT
Daffodil International University

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Re: What percentage of time should be spent on coding.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 04:20:36 PM »
Good Concept....
Sima Rani Dey
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Dept. of Natural Sciences

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Re: What percentage of time should be spent on coding.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 04:38:51 PM »
Very pragmetic idea!
Need profuse of data to make it comprehensive!

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Re: What percentage of time should be spent on coding.
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 04:57:36 PM »
Very pragmetic idea!
Need profuse of data to make it comprehensive!

Thank you very much for your valuable comment. This is just the percentage of time that should be spend on the lifecycle phases of SDLC. will try to provide more data in future.
Shikha Anirban
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Dept. of SWE, FSIT
Daffodil International University

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Re: What percentage of time should be spent on coding.
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 05:01:16 PM »
Good Concept....

Thanks a lot. your valuable comment will inspire me a lot to contribute more and more in the forum.
Shikha Anirban
Assistant Professor
Dept. of SWE, FSIT
Daffodil International University