Top Agile Software Development Experts
We specialize in full-cycle development of custom software and software products
The Opportunities of Agile Method
Agile programming approach allows the developers to adjust the direction of the project during the development and introduce changes to the software even at the final stages. This is possible through regular iterations or sprints - periods of works after which the team delivers a fully functional product or potentially shippable product increment. Agile software development is often described as incremental or iterative because each short work cycle results in an increment.
1. Specification (2-4 weeks)
We use the Agile approach to development and delivery. In our experience, this is the most flexible and thus effective method for both the customer and the team.
We receive customer’s details in any form and then work together to distill it into a user story, specification, and an actionable roadmap. All necessary interfaces are sketched out. When the scope of work is defined, the project gets divided in iterations.
Each iteration gets timeframe estimate and includes development, testing, and client review. The team lead assembles the project team and further divides iterations in sprints. Each sprint gets ticketed down.
Methodology: Agile (Scrum)
Project management: Trello, Google Drive, Dropbox, GitHub, BitBucket, Jira
UI, prototyping: Sketch, Invision
2. Development (1-3 weeks each sprint)
The client has access to the project repository so every change in the code can be tracked. Within each sprint, the project manager and developers define daily tasks. Critical parts of the code are covered with unit tests. At the end of each sprint, the code is deployed in the test environment for QA (quality assurance).
IDE: PhpStorm, Visual Studio Code, Xcode
Backend/Frontend: LAMP stack, Nginx, MongoDB, jQuery, NodeJs, WebPack, AngularJs, Cordova, Meteor, TypeScript, Redux
Mobile: Objective-C, Java, Progressive Web App (PWA) development with Ionic 2
Frameworks: Oxwall, WordPress, Drupal, Zend Framework, Symfony, Laravel, and others
3. Testing & QA (1 week)
We employ both manual and automatic testing (continuous integration), depending on the nature of the code. At this stage, QA (quality assurance) team communicates bugs and the specification discrepancies to the developers and the project manager.
Testing and CI: Unit testing, Jenkins, Selenium
4. Reporting & recalibration (1 week)
As soon as the sprint output is stable, the project manager presents it to the client and generates a report about accomplished tasks. Upon the client’s feedback, the project manager makes corrections to the subsequent sprints and iterations. This is the Agile methodology in action.
5. Delivery (3-5 days)
The project is being deployed in the live environment. If the project had been running live before, a merged version first gets tested again before the final deploy.
The team proceeds to the next sprint/iteration. This repeats up until the project is developed, tested and deployed in full. Ensuing mandatory hugs and congratulations.
Professional web and mobile app design is an integrated part of our development services, and you are welcome to take advantage of the streamlined process.
Whether you only have a vague idea or the entire app professionally prototyped, we can pick up from there!
Our design team will create UI after your specification. This UI will be applied and fine-tuned during the development sprints. Just like developers, designers will also be in the feedback loop with you via your PM.
2. Creative package
A complete identity suite for new brands searching for their face. Usually best done as a full complex but flexible enough to work with the existing elements. Choose what you need:
- Logo design;
- Corporate identity palette (informed by color marketing);
- Website design;
- Web app theme/UI design;
- Mobile app design;
- All kinds of offline marketing materials (brochures, business cards, flyers, etc).
3. Design Audit
If you have separate disjoint design elements or implemented products, we are ready to help you consolidate your brand image and make all your products’ experience line up in the most coherent way.
Consistent UI, resources, fonts, elements across all your products is a low-hanging fruit in creating user trust.
Deploy, Update, Expand
We set up high-load systems that scale. Our monitoring identifies your app unique footprint and helps us scale resources (CPU, RAM, or disk I/O) without the need to re-architecture or move data.
With growing loads bottlenecks emerge one by one, and our approach allows both intensive optimizations (optimizing each node throughput) and extensive growth (adding more servers).
Continuous integration is a part of the system, so sprints and iterations get deployed with no downtime unless special measures (like data migration) are necessary.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is our platform of choice but we have worked with other platforms like Rackspace, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, etc.
This is Only a Start
We offer full support & maintenance service for our existing customers on a separate contract basis:
- Uptime management backed by SLA’s;
- System load optimization, infrastructure expansion;
- Technology upgrade/optimization;
- Further development.
We always support our work. Most customers want to continue our relationship and trust us to maintain the projects we developed for them.
Your project manager will be happy to represent your needs during the whole project lifetime.
How To Work With Us?
Our three distinct engagement models allow you to determine how you want to collaborate. We’ll tailor our services to your needs and offer flexible options for project timelines.