Agile Development

Today, the world is driven by Technology that changes constantly. In this rapidly changing scenario Promatics adopts the agile approach to thrive against changes. We leverage a unique combination of our methodology, tools, best practices and metrics to continuously improve the software development process and establish collaborative governance with our business partners. This approach empowers us to increase speed-to-market and render frequent releases.

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Promatics - Agile Process

Our experienced software engineering teams develop systems using agile methodology. We focus on best practices, develop with structured agility, and allow our clients visible access to what we’re doing as we work to serve their goals.

Promatics has been following agile methodology in delivering critical solutions for over 7 years. Given any nature of project, delivery timelines and current software engineering practices followed within the project at the Clients end, Promatics would recommend the adoption of Agile-Scrum practice for application development because agile methodology ensures:

  • Iterative construction cycles
  • Collaborative working between Business and Promatics team ensuring transparency and visibility
  • Scope management using User story, Bug backlog list, pre-defined acceptance tests
  • Regular showcasing of solution allowing incremental sign-off

Agile Development Process

Project Kick Off

Initiate Kick off meeting to set up agile practices for the project. Key members of the implementation team meet to agree upon what agile techniques and practices will be followed during project execution.

 

Iteration-0 (Project Inception Phase) 

Key project stakeholders from both Promatics team and the Clients team shall participate in Iteration 0. This Iteration / Sprint generally lasts for one or two weeks and is used to

  • Finalize the roles and responsibilities of all people involved in the project
  • Arrive at a prioritized list of all feature stories (Application backlog)
  • Arrive at a Prioritized list of user stories (sprint backlog) mapped against the sprint cycle
  • Finalize the architectural framework and key technical decisions
  • Revisit estimates

 

Iteration Planning

Each development Iteration lasts for one or two weeks long. The steps include:

  • Sprint planning: Finalize Sprint scope based on
    • a. Application backlog
    • b. Add/remove stories depending on velocity achieved and business objective and priority
  • Update Sprint back log
  • Create development tasks under each story along with estimates for each task
  • Identify task owners

 

Iteration Execution

  • A daily 15 min Stand-up meeting held between all team members to review progress, next steps and obstacles
  • Depending on the current status recognized through burn down chart, additional stories may get added or removed for future sprints
  • System testing executed as a part of Sprint execution
  • The testing team works closely with the development team.
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Testing Team

  • Develops the functional level Test Cases
  • Executes Test Cases
  • Raises defects and participate in Triage
  • Retests and close defects

 

Iteration Objective Verification and Retrospective

  • Verification is done at the end of every sprint
  • A user story will be considered complete when:
    • a. It is accepted by Client as per pre-defined acceptance test criteria
    • b. Unit test coverage completed
    • c. Code review completed
    • d. Code refactoring completed
  • Check point for Team retrospective on what went well/wrong and how they can do better next time (corrective and preventive measures)
    • a. Backlog Prioritization that may affect the future Iteration plans.
    • b. Story Inter-Dependency Analysis

Benefits of Agile

Using our Agile Development Methods we have helped our customers rapidly accelerate time to market for features whilst maintaining stringent quality standards. Some benefits are:

  • Speed to market: Gives the advantage to reach consumers with new products, services or offers before anyone else does it
  • High Collaboration due to Client Involvement: By involving the client in every step of the project, we ensure there is a high degree of collaboration between client and our project team, providing more opportunities for the team to truly understand the client’s vision
  • Transparency: Clients can see the work in progress at all stages
  • Early identification of Risks: Small incremental releases that are made visible to the product owner and the entire product team through its development help in the early identification of any issues/risks at an early stage which makes it easier to respond to changes
  • Flexibility: Constantly refine and reprioritize the product backlog. New or changed backlog items can be planned for the next iteration, providing the opportunity to introduce changes within just a few weeks
  • Quality Improvement: By breaking down the project into smaller and manageable units, the project team can concentrate on high-quality development, testing, and collaboration to ultimately deliver fully functional and high quality Projects
  • Right Product Developed: Due to adoption of agile practices there is a high chance that the requirements emerge and evolve, this increase the possibility of developing the correct end product as the emphasis is to be flexible to change but at the same time focus on building the Right product.

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