Agile Software Development Methodology

Agile Software development allows us to make quality software, deliver fast and adapt to changes in the process.

There is planning yet rigidity is avoided. There are milestones but the path is flexible. There is discipline, leadership and quality when we at ITS employ the Agile Software Development for developing your software.

Agile Software Development

Agile software development is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development. These methods support regular inspection and adaptation, strong team spirit, discipline and responsibility. The agile methods encourage such kind of business approach where customer needs are aligned with goals of the company. Agile methods utilize best technologies and initiate a speedy delivery of best quality software.

Agile Software Development Methodology follows the concepts of Agile manifesto that outlines concepts that may or may not be successful in software development. By using this methodology we offer our customers a number of benefits when we deliver their application in lesser time and lower cost. The benefits include a prototype that is regularly updated, status info, flexible planning and adaptability to all ongoing changes.

Understanding Adaptive Planning

Agile Software development encourages the Adaptive planning which has a lot of flexibility and adaptability. It is an important aspect in the software development process.

Adaptive planning is a kind of flexible planning. The members and developers have a plan and have a target to achieve. However, they are all the time ready for any change that may occur in the process of achieving this target. At any point if the requirement of the project develops a change the entire team changes its strategy according to it. The plan and the goal are fixed but the process is adaptable to variance of any kind. For example if the customer finds something that is not suitable then the team members make changes to suit the customer’s requirements.

Features of ITS’s Agile Approach

ITS blends traditional methods with the modern. The features of Agile approach as introduced by the ITS team are as follows.

1. Agile (Scrum) for complicated developments

The process of Agile (Scrum) is used by us for handling complicated development of software. The iterative and incremental nature of Agile (Scrum) helps us to gain extra productivity at a low production cost. We are able to handle the ever increasing demands of the growing tech businesses and move in pace with the changing requirements.

Our team of expert developers are able to handle complicated issues that develop during development and find solutions to deliver your application on time and without compromising with the quality.

Large development projects are broken up into smaller chunks so that you can visualize the functions for yourself and provide us with feedback. This will again enable us to make desired changes and develop according to your satisfaction.

2. Functional speculation

We create a Functional Speculation Document along with a visual prototype of your software. This document written in simple comprehensive language offers detailed information about all the specific features of your software. The visual prototype will enable you to visualize your application even before it is created. We avoid the use of unnecessary technical terms and complicated language. This simplifies your understanding of the functions. We also await your feedback and make changes in the document to suit your requirements and the demands of the market.

3. Common environment and a Realistic schedule

We keep the development environment common for all. It means a similarity of development tools and coding standards for everyone is ensured and maintained.

We also plan a realistic schedule for working and completing your project. For this we set smaller goals. We try completing the tough tasks prior to the less complex ones. This helps us make alterations if required and still achieve our target without compromising with the quality of the product.

4. Communication

Proper communication is a key factor for a successful development project. All the team members need to communicate, make queries, get informed and share information. The information can be related to the project or it may be some new technical development that may help someone at some stage. The experts interact with customers and team members and explain to them the new ideas and concepts. There are weekly meetings and daily meetings too.

At ITS, we have a single point of contact for our customers. Our customers do not need to explain the same matter to a number of people. We also have a secure project extranet due to which everyone in the project has uninterrupted access to all the documents and they are informed of the latest development in the project.

5. Quality and Commitment

We are committed to provide you software of high quality. This is ensured through testing done by the Quality Assurance team. The prototype is produced and it is kept in a functioning mode all through the development process. All the changes that are made in the software are also made in the prototype enabling an early test and quality assurance by testers.

Along with quality we are also committed to deliver your software on time. We make all attempts to control the billing and keep the expenses low. For this we motivate our team members to work hard and complete the task on time. Meetings are held to discuss the status of work along with problems that threaten fast completion of the project. Careful monitoring, meetings and hard work help us to prove our commitment.