Crafting a new application utilizes the software development Life Cycle (SDLC), which includes: planning, requirements, analysis, design, build, testing, implementation/deployment.
The traditional SDLC uses the Waterfall format, which means the developers work on one component until it is completed before moving on to the next component. This process can take a year to a few years to complete depending on the size of the application. For certain SDLC projects, this might be the best choice for development; however, there is another option available to accelerate the SDLC process to meet your business needs in 2021.
Agile methodology works in a highly collaborative and prioritized manner. It includes six phases: Meet, Plan, Design, Develop, Test, and Evaluate. It might sound similar to the traditional phases of SDLC, but the progression and the completion rates are quite different. The goal of Agile is to be efficient and produce the finished product fast.
The project is broken down into sprints, which are manageable chunks of work that can be completed within a relatively short period of time. A sprint is generally 2-4 weeks, depending upon the project’s requirements. Specific tasks or functionality of a component are identified to be within the scope and are scheduled to be included within a sprint. They are completed by utilizing the six phases of the cycle known as, Agile methodology. No add-on work is to be completed during a sprint. Preventing scope creep is vital to maintain a streamlined SDLC process.
When one of our clients determines a concept for an application they would like to create, our expert consultants at Charter Global work collaboratively with the client to identify the goals, business, and technical requirements of the application. The next step is to establish a Scrum team, which includes our software development team and the client’s representative/team to meet regularly to discuss the detailed progress of the sprint. This is also a time to discuss any risks, issues, and challenges, and find solutions via a collaborative brainstorming session. Communication is a top priority through every sprint of the project.
Our software development team is comprised of highly skilled and competent members who truly work as a team to complete the required work of the sprint and provide a demonstration, so the client can focus on reviewing the functionality of the application and provide feedback immediately within the designated sprint. Agile sprints keep the Scrum team on track to reach the goal of the project with shorter delivery times and a reduction in the overall project costs.
With an experienced Charter Global Scrum team utilizing the best Agile methods in the field, your software development project will be a success. Acting as an extension of the clients we serve, we take pride in creating organization-focused and unique software solutions that fit their needs each and every time. Let’s collaboratively work together to make 2021 a great year for your business.