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Agile Software Development

Complex software projects rarely end the way they are initially planned. In large projects, requirements often change during the course of development. Development processes must, therefore, be structured in an agile manner that allows changes even during development. Agile software development is defined by flexible processes, which can integrate changes at any point during the development process.

How Agile Development Works?

09 Steps

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01. Detailed Requirements Analysis
The process starts with analysis and segmentation, the solution deliverables are analyzed, risk factors discussed and programming is segmented so as to deliver a working product sooner.
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02. Storyboarding For All Systems & Initatives
The next step is storyboards. This applies to websites, applications as well as mobile apps. Every screen is built as a UI design and discussed with the client to ascertain the vision as well as functional goals to be met.
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03. Prototype Creation
Upon successful approval of the storyboard, the system is converted to a prototype, that is tested on browsers, mobile devices, and supported platforms. The client can now involve system users to test the look and feel for suggestions on how to improve the product.
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04. Data Flow Analysis
As the prototype is approved a data flow diagram is created for the module, this describes all the data points collected, saved and reported on. The data flow dictates performance considerations and often influences the choice of programming framework.
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05. Programming
Programming starts after a careful review of the best practices checklist. The programming checklist includes confirmation of all the emails going out, payment processes and things like finalization of third-party components to be used. Each type of project has a different set of well-documented practices.
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06. Quality Assurance - Manual and Automated
Test engineers commence quality assurance tests on the system in parallel to the programming process. Rigorous testing processes go into place, every script written is associated with a test case and automated / manual testing procedures are activated.
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07. User Acceptance Testing
The software is delivered to the client every 2 weeks for user acceptance tests. User acceptance tests include testing with clients data, client users and often test customers who start using the system live in their production environments.
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08. Management Planning
Suggested enhancements are completed. Security and scalability strategies are formulated based on the UAT results. Planning for the future of the projects, documenting risk factoring and creating processes to scale is crucial for long-term success.
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09. Go Live!
Deployment checklist is completed and the system goes live. Deployment checklist includes setting up security procedures, Search Engine Optimization for public web pages, Google standards compliance and many other essential steps.

Why Use Agile Process?

Customer's Competitive Advantage
Agile adapts quickly to change in requirements, even late in the project development. This, as a result, enhances the competitive edge to emerging opportunities.
High Product Quality
Testing is integrated at almost every phase of the production cycle in Agile methodology. Therefore, using the Agile development methodology, we deliver products – quickly and bug-free.
Time to Market
In the competitive world where companies are facing increased competition, time to market is the most significant hurdle. Agility fuels the ability to release before the competition by helping to release a working solution. After the initial launch, the product can be improved upon in iterations.
Time to Market
Viha IT Services remains open to clear, two-way communications both with clients and with employees, striving to remove any glitches that may arise. This yields faster project development, more effective service and better client satisfaction. Our belief is that the success of our clients and our own success rests on operating in a completely transparent code of conduct. Our cloud based working methodology means our project management system, documentation and source control is in the cloud and available for clients to access.
Improves Quality
With Agile methodology, we promise to deliver fully functioning, high quality, potentially shippable products in every iteration. Moreover, integrated testing does not let the development compromise with quality as well.
Continual Improvement
As there is a frequent release and feedback loop, business stakeholders and end-users have more opportunities to experience the software, allowing them to make changes throughout the development cycle. Built-in checkpoints facilitate feedback and collaboration.
Improved Visibility
With the big picture of the product, you always know where we are and where we are going. You will always have the information about your project’s status at the level of detail you prefer, and it will be consistent, clear, and aligned to your goals. Our team works side-by-side with you to enable your company to move faster and build smarter. Contact us today.

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