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Take care of processes to prevent missed
deadlines!

We all have learnt a lot about methods and models. We follow Agile and Waterfall
and sometimes others: Iterative, Incremental, Spiral, RAD and Extreme. In practice
the model is the model. But the process of software engineering for each company
differs depending on the structure, business processes, type of projects, system of
budgeting and preferences. In most cases you create a combination of models
adjusted for your own needs. And this can even change for different projects within
a company.

Better Agile than Waterfall? Don’t waste your time to argue. Just create a process!

The most modern processes often refer you to Agile. Though using Waterfall, in practice, the customer may change the requirements during development again and again. That seems impossible with such a model and finally we come up to Water-Scrum-Fall. Speaking about Agile, it seems to many people being synonymous with anti-documenting, anti-planning, anti-architecture and non-discipline. But this is not the case at all. Agile is aimed to minimize risks of the software development process. It provides transparency and if the project fails it happens faster. But it requires the same strong process, and in some parts, even more than a Waterfall.

A good coordination of processes between you and the outsourcing provider is crucial!

If you develop software, it’s important to set up and follow the processes to work efficiently and successful. If you delegate development to a third party like E-ngineers it turns to be not important but crucial. A lot depends on how good the processes are coordinated between a client and software development provider. It is also crucial that your provider has enough skills and experience to be able to work with your processes (both technical and communicative) and even help you to improve or set it up.

E-ngineers supports and advises to work out
and settle the processes

E-ngineers is proficient to work with different types of processes. When establishing and supporting the processes, we specifically work out and settle the following things together with the customer:

We set up relations of equal partners and bring the development team
and customer’s as close together as possible in:

  • Communications;
  • Understanding of the current systems and future products;
  • Details of all relevant processes and development specifics.

We start from understanding of customer’s needs and structure; internal business, IT and communicative processes; development, project management and similar tools.

We prioritize tasks and concentrate on the main bearing in mind the details.

We motivate the development team members to be proactive.

We plan very accurate and keep to the plan:
daily planning, weekly planning, iteration and release planning.

We discuss with the client and prioritize again if the customer increases the requirements during project implementation.

We keep track on the team composition. A very common fact that you need not only developers as a part of the team but also Product and Project managers, Architect, UX specialist and Team Lead is often forgotten in practice. Some of the roles can be on the client’s side. Some can be partially substituted by our specialists, but the decision-making zones and responsibilities then should be clearly agreed and fixed.

If you’d like to start working with a qualified software development provider, request free documentation about “how we set up a process and help you to start a cooperation”

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