High-level Software Development Terms
High-level software development terms at a glance:
Approach: An approach is the overall style or idea that one adopts to overcome a problem. Approach remains at the level of an idea and does not involve steps that are time tested or proven.
Framework: A basic structure underlying a system, concept or text.
Guideline: Recommended practices that allows some discretion in its interpretation and implementation.
Method: A process or set of procedures, activities, and a series of outputs along the way.
Methodology: A system of methods, tools and processes to be followed. Methodology refers to procedures that have been tested time and again and proven to help overcome problems.
Model: A sequence of phases for the entire lifetime of a development project.
Process: A well-defined set of steps and decisions points for executing a specific task. A process can be a component of a methodology.
Standards: Set of norms or rules considered as good practices and agreed upon.