Modern software development involves multiple moving parts involving engineering, design and the stake holders. In the absence of a rigorous framework to manage these parts, things get out of hand quickly. Our development teams and project managers adhere to Scrum methodology of Agile software development which involves breaking a big project in manageable chunks and then seamlessly piecing all of them together to deliver the final product.
A software development effort begins with scoping – the step that converts your application’s features into a Technical Scope. Our project managers undergo rigorous training which allows them to quickly grasp a project’s requirement and make recommendations. At the end of the scoping process, a blue print is created which the entire development effort follows.
Once the project blue print is crystallised, the Project Manager in conjunction with the Technical Lead comes up with the Scrum Sprints. During a Scrum Sprint, the development team creates a potentially shippable product component or a Module. A typical sprint takes about a week and in large scale projects it is common that multiple development teams are working on different sprints concurrently.
Work on a Sprint begins with the writing of Unit Tests. A Unit Test is a logical test that the software must pass for it to work properly. At the beginning of the Sprint, the software will fail the Unit tests as nothing has been built. The goal is to make the software pass all the tests by the time the Sprint is completed. As Software development progresses, all previously written tests are run regularly to ensure that the Software is bug-free.
Developers and designers always work in pairs to achieve a particular task. This ensures less errors in the code and encourages multiple perspectives in completing a task optimally. This improves efficiency as less time is spent on bug-fixing or optimising the software. The biggest caveats of a Software are bugs and performance issues. Pair Programming ensure such issues are kept to a minimum.
Given that a software development effort involves multiple developers and designers and several Sprints, piecing it together is critical. We follow sophisticated and stringent version control and continuous integration methodologies. These ensure all the work completed from various desks gels nicely to create the final Application.
During and upon completion of a project, we work with our clients to ensure every Module and the whole Application passes the User Acceptance Tests (UATs). Quality Assurance Testers (QATs) are available on our team to help with this step. Our deployment engineers then get to work to ensure the software launches seamlessly and is ready to scale as your business demands.
During deployment, customers can also take advantage of our support services for data entry, to create content, to create media assets and to set up support framework for their business.