Using Agile with Guardrails To Create the Best Results
What does Agile With Guardrails mean for you? Our process is flexible enough to grow and change as you discover more about what you need—but structured and predictable enough to help us, and you, stick to a set scope, budget, and timeline: In short, no surprises.
Our team meets with you weekly to demo the results of each iteration (also known as a sprint) or to plan the following sprint. This collaborative approach allows you to give feedback and input that will shape future iterations, which ultimately leads to the best solution for your business.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of the agile process is that it challenges the way your processes currently work. Other methodologies simply deliver an automated version of what you already have, which may be slow or outdated. Agile allows you to discover new and better ways to conduct your business and improve your efficiency and effectiveness.
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At the outset of each project, we dive deep into understanding your business and processes. Our developers will look into what you currently do, how you do it, and what you’re ultimately hoping to accomplish. The result of this phase is a requirements document that sets the direction and core objectives of the project.
Our developers then begin developing the basic functionality you need. One of the beauties of the agile process is you don’t have to wait 6 months or a year to start seeing results of the development. Agile breaks up the entire development process into 2 week chunks (called sprints) that allow you to see the progressive development of your new system.
Every week our team meets with you to demo the results of each sprint or to plan the next sprint.
Once you’ve seen the functionality, our team collects feedback, modifications, and new features and functionality that you want to incorporate. This allows you the flexibility to not know all of the answers right up front, but to allow them to come about in an evolutionary, progressive fashion.
Our team then takes your feedback and incorporates it into the next development iteration. We then transition back into the next sprint and repeat the process.
The strength of agile is that you often can launch a better system earlier than normal. By having you involved throughout the entire development process, you will receive a much more effective software solution and because you are developing a working product throughout the process, you can stop development and deploy early if it satisfactorily meets your needs and expectations.