07 Dec 2017 by Sadie Burgess
Whatever your business focus, whether you are a corporate or SME, following Agile methodology will help keep your development project on track. It helps project teams’ deal with many of the most common project pitfalls (such as cost, schedule predictability and scope creep) and keep far more control.
Here’s why we are committed to Agile development.
Development is guided by user stories, so by focusing on the needs of the end user and linking this to business-focused acceptance criteria you can be sure that each feature will drive incremental value – because the development team understand what is most important for your business and can deliver the elements that provide the most value.
With such close monitoring of the project and because each sprint is a limited duration (2 weeks in our case) the cost and amount of work the team can perform is in a fixed-schedule time box. By combining progress with the estimates provided prior to each sprint you can clearly understand the cost of each feature and prioritise additional iterations.
By breaking down your software project into smaller sprints also opens up the possibility to introduce features and functions identified in discovery, but initially put into the backlog, in every sprint with minimal effort.
The agile development model allows testing and feedback for every sprint which ensures issue are highlighted and fixed at an early stage during the development process. Because feedback and correction occur quickly we can fix small glitches before they become big problems.
With regular meetings and your ongoing feedback at the centre of all activities, we maintain 100% transparency through the software development process. You are involved at every stage so you have clear and complete understanding of what is being achieved. We have also found that the high level of collaboration helps improve engagement and buy-in from the users, as they feel a significant part of the process.
Development projects are complex and require a deep understanding of your goals, challenges, industry and customer needs and expectations. But getting it right can have a massive impact on your bottom line.
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