SOFTWARE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Accelerated Product Development for:
FACTORS IN SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT ACCELERATION
We identify Business Analysis in Software Product Development as a separate area of expertise, targeted to extend capabilities and facilitate your central Product Management efforts. This helps your Product Manager to scale properly and focus on the most critical things, without being overloaded by a huge amount of information from users or multiple products requirements management tasks, etc.
Focus on Product Quality
All product quality assurance functions are handled by an independent QA department whose sole mission is the quality of your product at its every aspect. Independence from the development team guarantees that you always get correct understanding of the quality and will be able to make informed decisions based on that information.
synergygates has delivery centers in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia. Such a distributed, but flat and flexible organization structure enables close communication between your team and the Itransition team while improving its efficiency and avoiding the complexities of direct management of remote development and QA teams.
Intellectual Property Protection
synergygates has a strong focus on a service-based business model. This is one of the principal points we are building our work around and it is designed and implemented to protect synergygates’s clients from unfair competition practices. Strong corporate policies, standards and infrastructure protect client Intellectual Property from being used by anybody else, including other product teams within synergygates.
CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH SOFTWARE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
|1. To maximize the product’s value for the customer within the budget frames||Cultivate innovation culture Use a Product Manager role Involve the ‘best brains’||Apply process frameworks focused on business value maximization (SCRUM and others)||Automate routine procedures (builds creation, regression testing and others) Use requirements management tools|
|2. To minimize delivery delays without extra budget||Build strong product teams Organize regular customer-vendor communication Apply knowledge sharing within the product team||Apply Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method (ATAM) Apply Risk management etc. for project schedule control Apply quantitative product and process metrics||Use video and audio-conferencing tools for regular communication between physically distributed teams|
|3. To release the first high quality product version||Invest in regular team trainings and education Involve independent QA team||Use advanced defect prevention and early identification methods (Fagan inspection, Unit testing) Organize beta-testing||Use issue (defect, CR, etc) tracking systems|
|4. To support multiple product versions||Apply Release Management process||Use SCM tool with multi-branching support|
|5. To minimize product support costs||Test product in all the available environments Apply usability, performance and stress testing on regular basis||Use Helpdesk and Knowledge Base systems|
Full Cycle Product Development
You have an idea that has to be implemented and delivered to the market. We will help you identify the required budget, assign the team and integrate it properly with your Product Management and Marketing teams..
Customer’s In-house Team Expansion
You have already defined processes and established a team, but would like to extend or optimize your current development capabilities. We will analyze your existing processes to adjust our standard approach. We will assign a project team that may be scaled when required. The process is coordinated by a product development manager on the customer’s side.
You have a partially completed product. It requires to be finished under tight deadlines, while documentation may be incomplete or not available at all, some source code may be missing. We will analyze what you have, assess product completeness level realistically and provide you with a plan to finish your product.
Independent QA and Testing
You require an independent QA and testing to verify the quality of your product. We can provide a full cycle QA service or just a specific type of test. We normally work with your existing issue tracking systems or help you to establish one for efficient and transparent communication. We can cooperate with an in-house QA team or work directly with your development team.