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During this meeting we will answer any questions you have about us, and listen to what your requirements and goals are for the project. We will then write a short proposal for your project with an estimated cost for a full detail proposal with specifications.
Scope of Work (SOW)
This involves SME (Subject Matter Expertise) and a Solution Architect in order to get a complete understanding of the project’s requirement, deliverables and goals. A detailed specification is developed in order to ensure you get what you need the first time. This features a description of what the application will do and how it will work, along with a definition of any data that needs to be stored. This is the critical piece of the project, when all of the ‘hard thinking’ is done, and is charged according to time spent. Next, a cost-benefit analysis is carried out to help you prioritise which features should be built-in from the start. Once this is completed, we design all the screens so that you can ‘walk through’ them and see what you are getting before the product actually built. This helps us ensure we have understood exactly what you need before we build it.
Architecture and System Building
The architecture of the project is then laid out by CompanyBro’s solutions team. Before we move on to building, we undertake a review involving all major parties to double-check that all goals and requirements are being met. This is done at a fixed cost, based on the specification agreed in Stage 2.
This is the testing phase in which the application will go two rounds of testing by our in-house team before being sent through to you for your approval. The stage consists of a small number of users running through all the features of the application and providing us with feedback, which we use to make the last minor modifications.
Acceptance Testing and Go Live
In this stage an application will be deployed onto the client’s environment for end user acceptance testing. We will use bug tracking tools to track all the issues and deploy updated version as per the fixes. Once acceptance is completed we will deploy the application to production environment.
During this phase, CompanyBro provides free support for two months. Additional support options are also available either by monthly fixed price based on time and material. Our Delivery managers will be in touch with you regarding various options.
Meet the requirements of a project
To be able to reach this goal, the team should build a robust software specification but remain flexible for requests of change all throughout the project. Check out these tips:
- Ascertain a shared understanding of software among all involved. During the initial stages, business analysts have to do on-site workshops with the stakeholders and the team to finalize the software requirements’ major concept, the design and architecture, and make sure that everyone is looking towards the same direction.
- Have a full-fledged change management. To take care of change requests with no delays and avoid impacting the existing functionality, every change request should be reflected in the business proposal format, and added to the project roadmap. The business proposals include the goals, project effect, time estimate, and amount of work. After changes were implemented, the customer stakeholders must do user acceptance testing for the final approval.
Keep high software quality
No matter how tight the timeline may be, the software development team must never accelerate development at the expense of quality. From the very beginning, the team should think about quality. For instance, safeguarding the quality of the project could include these cornerstones:
- Code reviews. A part of the development routine should include running automated code reviews to measure the quality of code, like Depth of Inheritance, Class Coupling, Cyclomatic Complexity, and Lines of Code. This is to steer clear of complexity in code that brings headaches to the maintenance of the software.
- Agile culture. The Agile principles should be nurtured in the team, which helps deliver quality software in the lightning-speed market today. The team should focus on sharing responsibility, focus on speed with impacting quality, and understand the side of the business.
- Continuous testing. In the DevOps approach framework, the development team should establish continuous testing to find quality risks early on, before they flow to production.
When it comes to meeting deadlines, the recipe has a couple of aspects, particularly in long-term iterative projects.
- Automating routine. Custom software developers should be able to automate the entire delivery pipeline within the approach of DevOps to hasten the development and ensure a smooth new functionality integration with the working solution in the future.
- Keeping track of continuous progress. To remain focused and plan daily efforts in a more efficient manner, burndown charts could be used that showcase how close there are to completing the scope of work of the sprint. Furthermore, to plan reasonable future iterations workloads, there must be a team velocity chart that reflects the average work finished for every iteration. The charts get more reliable as the project progresses, for instance after five iterations and onwards.
Consistency helps a lot since colleagues could test, edit, or continue each other’s work. Projects that do not harmonize could make the team confused and could slow the process down.
Some useful tools to help enforce one style include:
- ESLint: A linter that’s based on Node.js that’s extremely customizable.
- HTML Tidy: Another HTML linter that also determines errors.
- Editorconfig: A unification of a code system written with various IDEs.
- Stylelint: CSS linter for different plugins.
Software development should be made in simple and the most efficient way possible, minus unnecessary complexity.
Usually, simpler answers are more correct, and this thought meets the development process requirements perfectly. It corresponds with the minor coding principles.
Software, unlike physical entities, has the potential to become immortal. However, this would be possible only if there’s good maintenance, like regular updates, more testing, and analysis. You have probably seen a warning before about incompatible apps in your device.
Complex maintenance could remove alerts and keep apps compatible with any hardware. Maintaining fresh code should be the focus, for software to work with new devices.
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