At Softbit, we use Agile and Lean methodologies and practices to help clients achieve greater productivity, higher quality, reduced delivery times and lower overall costs.
We like working in an agile environment because our clients like it too: from product development to project delivery, agile is our core principle. We like agile because we thrive at delivering stable working software, engaging with our clients and responding to a fast changing requirements environment. However, we understand that some customers have their own development routines and prefer other methodologies. We are flexible and let our customers have the final word so we can use any approach that makes the most sense for each project and customer.
Our experience shows that if applying properly the agile methodology, it could work as a great advantage for projects with a variety of characteristics including:
Distributed and collocated teams
Mobile applications, Standalone applications, Web applications
Short (1-2 months) to long (>1 year) projects
Single and multi tier projects including projects with complex and significant integration efforts
Our work is based on the main agile principles
Customer satisfaction through early and continuous delivery of valuable software
We've noticed that our customers are happier when they receive working software more often and at regular intervals, rather than having to wait long periods between releases.
Working software is the primary measure of progress
Delivering functional software to the client is the ultimate factor that measures progress.
Welcoming changing requirements even late in the development process
Our experience allows us to avoid delays when a requirement or feature is added later in the development cycle.
Keeping things simple is key and minimising the time between comprehension and completion.
Delivering working software frequently
We're used to keeping close to our customers that's why we like to send working software often and with the intention of improving the development processes and avoiding unnecessary delays.
Continuous attention to technical and design excellence
The right technical skills combined with great design features ensures the team can maintain a speedy working pace, constantly improving the product and sustain change.
Collaboration between developers and stakeholders
This one is crucial and one of the most common issues when it comes to delivering the right IT solutions for our customers. Developers and in constant communication with various stakeholders in order to make sure the final product complies with the original business requirements and not just functional requirements.
Agile processes are in place to promote sustainable development
When working on the same project for a very long time, burnout can be a common problem among agile teams. To prevent this, we carry out work in short productive sprints in order to maximise efforts without compromising the quality of the end user software.
Supporting, trusting and motivating the teams involved
Motivated teams are the most likely to deliver their best works. That's why you can rest assured that you'll work with the best teams: self-directed, self-reliant and trustworthy..
The best architectures, requirements and designs come from self-organising teams
A great agile team takes it's own direction. They attack problems, clear obstacles and find solutions by themselves. If a project manager has to micro-manage, this should be a red flag in an agile environment.
Enabling face-to-face interactions
Communication plays a very important role in developing the right custom software solution for our clients. We use different software programs to enable us to communicate effectively with the customer and the teams, wherever they are located.
Regular performance reviews with the sole purpose of becoming more effective
Self-improvement, process improvement, advancing skills, and techniques help team members work more efficiently and become more experienced and knowledgeable.