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Approach

 

We believe that developing software products agilely – using sprints or iterations to develop features that can be tested in as little as a week – helps to ensure a product constantly evolves to be market-relevant. Paying for the MVP released at the end of an iteration, rather than by the hour, also helps contain costs.

Cost Containment

Software is complex, as is the process of creating it. We understand that, in order to ensure a software product's value is still current in an ever-advancing market, it may need to pivot on a regular basis to remain viable.

Budgeting for products developed in such a fast-paced environment can be a source of tension, as clients worry that costs will spiral out of control.

To combat such misgivings, we break your software build down to a set of features needed to deliver the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to your business or customer. Each feature is deliverable within as little as a single week, providing a tangible product for rapid feedback.

When you pay for the feature and not by the hour, you come away knowing that your budget decisions have been well-informed and technically-sound. You come away confident that each penny was well spent.

 

Core Agile Methodology Principles

Our approach to working with you is very simple and stems from our core agile methodology principles, which means developing products in sprints or iterations to ensure that your software is constantly adapting for success.

We believe that these iterations are the best strategy for measuring progress in the context of possible uncertainty. What we learn through these sprints ensures that innovation is a continuous process, creating products that will hold fast in years to come through their evolutionary journey.

Our team of specialists has years of experience in all levels of developing, from vision and concept, to strategy, production and launch and we are confident we can work with you to rapidly pinpoint what works, and nimbly amend what doesn't.

 
 

Our Process, Broken Down

 
  • Product Vision
    1. Product Vision
    At the start of each software product build, our specialist teams meet to understand the vision and concept that will define your product, how it will support your company strategy, and who will be the end user of your product.
  • Product Roadmap
    2. Product Roadmap
    Our strategists will then identify your product's requirements, with a loose time frame for when features will be developed, prioritising and roughly estimating the amount of work involved. At this stage, there is still quite a bit of scope to uncover, but it is prudent to establish preliminary expectations.
  • Release Planning
    3. Release Planning
    A timetable is created for the release of your working software. In order to manage the uncertainty of fast-paced market forces, an agile project will be broken down to many releases, with the highest-priority features launching first. Within each release cycle are sprints, or iterations.
  • Sprint Management
    4. Sprint Management
    Developing software in sprints is invaluable when ensuring your product stays current and relevant throughout each cycle of release. A continuous measurement of progress will help us learn very quickly what your product can become - and what it need not be. Our teams will briefly discuss on a daily basis what was completed the previous day, what needs to be done, and how to manage any roadblocks we may encounter.
  • Sprint Retrospective
    5. Sprint Retrospective
    At this stage, our teams will break down the product reviewed in the last sprint, learning rapidly from your customer's feedback whether a feature of your product will stay the course, or whether it needs to evolve to optimise business objectives.

Companies we have developed software for:

4D Model Making Materials
Capital Medicare
Marshall
Iceland
Petainer
Reed Business Information
Pauline Books & Media
Horizon Leeds
Enigma Quests
TSI
Capita
Manoto 1
UCLH
Millerhare
Skippy Scout
Foyles
Saikou
Novartis
HSBC
eGigger
Compare Hospitality
Companies Markets
Vulpine
Grazing Food
Yell
SmoQue Grill
Phones 4U
Nine Avenue
Experian
Buyfair
Great Eastern
Michael Northcroft
Imperial College
UTC Aerospace
Alliance Boots
Gaimerz
Homebase
ASDA
CO-OP
Argos
Good2Bid
Scottish Court
Criterion
Saudi Aramco
King's Fund
British Airways
GetSet4PE
Grazing Events
Centrica
Service Monitor
Trait Online
All So Pro
Fan Quake
11 Cavendish Square
Asit
Faber and Faber
Criteo Live
Click Research
Dober
Virtus
British Gas
Harris Hill
LSE Lighting
Informa plc
Strengthscope Ltd
British Safety Council
Jaguar Landrover
Think we need to talk?
Got a software development project or app in mind? Let’s hook up, chat things through and we’ll come back with a free no-obligation quote. Call us on +44 (0) 20 3855 0690 or fill out the short form on our Contact Us page.