Phase 1: Inception Phase
The Inception phase mainly consists of:
- examination of all the available documentation and terms,
- creation of basic project plans to determine the project feasibility, its cost and volume.
Besides this, it is necessary to take into consideration:
- the specifics of the software being tested (it can be informational systems for internal needs of the customer's company, software to be developed and sold as a commercial product, built - in software),
- security and safety requirements, which may have a significant influence on the time required to develop a quality product.
This phase involves maximal cooperation with the customer whom we take as a possible expert-user of the software being developed. Possible risk factors in the current system requirements and possible further system enlargement should be also emphasized: though they may not be evident on this phase, they will have an impact in the process of development or dynamic changes demand.