Our Agile Life Cycle Management

Our Agile Life Cycle Management

Most of our development process has been on Agile meeting customer’s requirement of a Minimal Viable product as part of CI / CD automation cycle. We believe agile development is based on values of simplicity, communication and feedback, bringing  transparency and quick “GoTo” market approach through iterative application releases

Our proposed development has been on an incremental and iterative, leading to iterative releases through small team focussed in, clarity and cohesion. We enable the customer to assess our project teams, verify planned iterative cycles and cross-check activities with timely corrective actions. Our use of Agile planning and tracking tools decide what should be done next and forecast when the project will be completed. We focus on customer’s business value, ensure teams rollout applications through a series of short and fully integrated releases that pass all the tests as required by the customer.

The diagram below shows our Approach to Software Development model that has been implemented effectively and efficiently inline customer’s requirements

Our Requirements gathering team plays a key role in knowledge acquisition and requirements definition, which is transmittal of the knowledge transfer and requirements documents to the AKRA TECH team.

Step 1 – Usability / Functional Review

The application release and notes received from the Requirements gathering team are reviewed interactively with the customer at identified milestones. In initial stages  Use Case, Storyboards and application prototypes constitute the output from the project team. Application development is taken as the continuation of the prototypes.

Step 2 – Delta Identification

We provide documentation of the interactive process noted in Step 1. All changes and enhancements to the release are detailed through a checklist.

Step 3 –Development

The Development team plans work based on release documentation.

Step 4 – Transmittal

The application code, notes and delta documentation (work to be done) are checked into the configuration management system. The application is kept integrated at all times and clean compile of the code is ensured before the code is checked in.

Step 5 – Assignment

The AKRA TECH Project Manager reviews the Transmittal from the team on a daily basis and plans the work to be performed.

Step 6 – Clarification

Direct communication between the customer’s Project lead and the project team occurs to clarify any needed items before an estimate is sent.

Step 7 – Estimates

Estimates are compared to the original baseline to monitor the general project schedule and correct the schedule as needed. Estimates include dates for Code completion and Quality assurance

Step 8 – Project Schedule Update

We allow features to be added or deleted according to current progress. Each system component is individually tracked, solutions for problems may include architecting solutions, resourcing, feature modification.

Step 9 – Release

Application is kept integrated at all times and clean compilation of code is ensured before the code is checked in and release is prepared on a daily basis. Release notes with instructions are prepared and checked into the configuration management system.

AKRA TECH’s experience in Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) has helped provide continuous improvement in process development and management of applications in the past. Through our ALM practices we have helped provide our customers

Increase productivity
Improves quality
Accelerate development through simplified integration
Reduce support and maintenance time
Maximize investments
Increase flexibility and re-usability

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