We build enterprise systems that help improve processes, reduce costs, promote customer loyalty, and increase revenues. By outsourcing enterprise software development to a provider like us, our customers can continue to focus on your core competencies.
There is an increased need for collaboration, communication and business automation in today's organizations. Information technology and data management have therefore become strategic to business.
Our business application development experience spans a wide range of industries. We have experience with building billing systems, Personnel Information Management Systems, Accounting and Financial Information Management Systems, Progress Reporting Systems, Store Management Systems and many more business information management systems have helped our customers perform better. Apart from our common applications we develop software systems as per the demand of the customers.
Our Process of Software Development
SCRUM Software Development Process
A scrum is an action associated with the game of rugby. It is enacted when players huddle together with the objective of moving the ball strategically towards the goal post. The SCRUM agile software development methodology is derived from this action and draws from the rugby scrum some principles which are embedded throughout the life-cycle of a SCRUM enabled project.
We follow the SCRUM agile software development methodology which is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen tight interactions throughout the development cycle.
The Product Backlog
As in any sport, teams are rarely successful without a "game plan" aimed at providing a transparent and unambiguous mechanism towards achieving a common goal. This mechanism, called the Product Backlog is achieved when our System Analysts create a list of descriptions based on initial client requirements. These descriptions explain business functionality which will contribute towards a shippable software product. It allows for products to be delivered iteratively and by maintaining a Product Backlog; business functionality may increase or decrease in size based on decisions throughout the lifespan of a project.
A sprint (or iteration) is the basic unit of development in Scrum. The sprint is a "timeboxed" effort; that is, it is restricted to a specific duration. The duration is fixed in advance for each sprint and is normally between one week and one month. The objective of SCRUM is to foster transparency, accountability and enable agile processes. To achieve this, a number of Milestones are undertaken in a Sprint. Sprint Milestones carry open invitations. However, only Sprint Team members are allowed to participate. Team members are comprised of the Product Owner, Scrum Master and the Development team. Together they are equally accountable to the success of a project.
On a daily basis, Team members participate in a time-boxed (15 minutes) Sprint Stand-Up in which the developers specifically address the requirements by explaining:
What I did yesterday
What I am doing today
A Stand-Up provides insight into the direction in which the project is heading and allows for issues to be addressed sooner in the development cycle. The role of the Scrum Master is to ensure that the team remains focused towards achieving agreed upon Sprint goals by removing impediments and, managing the relationship between the Customer and the Development team.
During a Sprint, a Planning session allows the Team to ruminate on and further groom requirements which are selected from the Product Backlog and prioritized by the Product Owner for the upcoming Sprint. Towards the end of a Sprint, the Team hosts an open Review showcasing the Sprint goals achieved in the current Sprint. Finally, the Sprint is completed with a Retrospective, providing the Team an opportunity to openly express their thoughts on what they perceived were "Good" or "Bad" events in a Sprint. The things learnt from the Retrospective provide for Team growth and increased optimization as issues are addressed and solutions are put in place.
Why we use SCRUM ?
In essence SCRUM is a simple agile product development framework implemented to manage the complex task of creating software. It creates self-organizing teams who learn to manage themselves efficiently, as team members soon realize accountability through the actions of selecting and reviewing their own work.
For clients, SCRUM offers complete transparency and an enhanced sense of ownership as they are actively involved in the collaboration of each Sprint Milestone and possess a shared responsibility for the maintenance of the Product Backlog.
On the whole, SCRUM promotes self-management, improved communication, improved quality and a controlled and iterative approach to release the software product.