Agile Methods for Agile Software
At the very core of agile methodologies is an emphasis on software that works. The process of developing software using agile methodologies, such as Scrum, ensures that you manage the process and make the best decision at every step. Furthermore, you can decide which functionalities to spend money on and maximize your return on investment. This methodology ensures that there is a transparent communication between all involved parties. We are certified Scrum Masters and Product Owners and have been doing it since day one.
No Grey Areas
Everything is clear right from the beginning and you have a clear vision of the project without any grey areas. Project prototypes that are near similar to the projected result are created to help you better transmit your vision. Plus, you also get working software delivered with each sprint.
Control the Process
During development, emphasis is placed on feedback from you and your stakeholders as opposed to initial project documentation. This allows you to have total control of the process since it is impossible to anticipate all the requirements at the beginning. The result is a superior final product.
The process of implementing new requirements is seamless and can also easily adapt the initial requirements. Alternatively, you can totally exchange planned features for a different set of the same value. The beauty of all this is that there is no additional cost to you when making these changes and you are still guaranteed to have the requested features delivered at the end of each sprint regardless.
Communicate Business Needs in Plain English
Features are described in a Business readable Domain Specific Language (DSL) that allows you, the users and our development team to communicate clearly.This also works as acceptance testing allowing for changes to be made to applications during the development process. Once these changes are made, a programmer then streamlines the code and debugs. The ability to use a common language in this manner speeds up the development process and guarantees a superior result.
The best solution for your business is delivered using agile software. This allows you to focus your energy on running the business and forget all development details. The resulting software solution will be fully tested and compliant with your needs. It is as much about the interactions between project stakeholders, business analysts, testers and developers in the project, as it is about the output of working software.
Software is modular in the sense it comes in self-contained logical sections, or modules, that carry out well-defined processing actions. Thus, each module serves a specific business need and can be deployed separately. You have the option to select which functions operate regularly in addition to managing the deployment process.
Track Improvements Regularly
You can track improvements easily and regularly via access to builds, project tracking software, progress reports and project management tools. The project tracking software and tools are extremely user friendly and reports are designed to present information in an easy-to-digest manner.
Getting Requirements Right
Behavior-driven development uses a feature as the basic unit of functionality, and therefore of delivery. The acceptance criteria are an intrinsic part of the feature – in effect they define the scope of its behavior, and give us all a shared definition of "done". It can also be automatically tested as a set of scenarios/examples. This leads to the development of working tested software.
Software That Matters
Behavior Driven Development enables you to get high quality software that matches your needs perfectly and that is almost error free. Therefore, there is no wastage of time or resources fixing bugs, just seamless operation that can only improve efficiency. Using BDD results in the delivery of working tested software that matters.