We have been working both with software vendors and non-software companies in projects with teams located in different parts of the world. While successful distributed development allows teams to develop high quality software faster, leading to improved business agility and a greater capacity to handle the pressures of competition, the challenges are significant. You need to:
The Agile framework maintains a customer focus and affirms that all remote teams will deliver the highest-priority features first.
Sprint reviews ensure that the delivered features are reviewed and that feedback is shared.
Continuous integration creates frequent integration points between all remote teams, facilitating problem resolution as issues arise.
Test driven development supports the simplest design with good test coverage, and assures that no additional features are created which were not requested by the Product Owner.
Refactoring strengthens evolutionary design and helps teams resolve the architectural issue.
Integrated code base
Single CI server
Hourly automated builds
Online project management tool
Wiki and blogs
Shared mailing list and folder
Engineering best practices
Teams are isolated across different locations. Some teams may not be using Agile.
Cross-functional Scrum teams are isolated across locations and integrated by a Scrum-of-Scrums that meets regularly across locations.
Scrum team members are distributed across locations.
Our project managers act as a focal point for all your project-related needs. Project managers are involved in the entire project lifecycle to plan, organize, control and deploy key milestones, deliverables according to your goals. Plus all Avvic Cloud's projects are supervised by our CTO, who is responsible for processes audit and enforcement, as well as for measurement of existing processes against established metrics and process improvements analysis and implementation.
Here at Avvic Cloud we pay special attention to the discovery phase to ensure that the final product fully meets your expectations. Avvic Cloud's Business Analysts define easier ways to attain what you need, while Project Managers identify the most suitable development methodology and cooperation model, as well as assemble the most effective project team, and the tech experts work on technical feasibility and select the most efficient technologies.
We have an independent QA department responsible for providing quality assurance throughout the entire Software Development Lifecycle of every project. Depending on the size of the latter, we allocate a testing team and define a QA timeframe, which allows us to optimize involvement and project costs. Though independent by virtue of their duties, our QA experts work in close cooperation with our development team.
We have been building up a knowledge base by working on hundreds of development projects. We have absorbed the best approaches to achieve maximum performance and the highest quality when delivering projects, avoiding redundant complexity that affects both budget and timing.
We are embracing DevOps to ensure the synergy between development and operations by paying close attention to key pain-points in your DevOps needs and automating end-to-end delivery processes while ensuring scalability and security of your infrastructure.
Transparency enables both you and us to see at a glance, whether we are on track to meet the goals or are blocked on one or more directions, and eliminate these blockers. That is why right at the project launch we agree with you on a communication plan tailored to your needs to work on different levels – from core team to management stakeholders.