End-to-end Software engineering
From vision and analysis to development, deployment, and maintenance, Isthmus teams support the full software development lifecycle.
Flexible approach to cooperation
We understand that every customer is unique. Aside from our core delivery approaches, we offer our clients hybrid cooperation models customized to their specific needs. Let us know your business goals, and we’ll tailor a solution that works for you.
When Agile makes sense
Classic waterfall (plan-driven) development still remains as a reliable technique to deal with a well-defined project scope. When flexibility can propel far more efficient results, Isthmus applies agile methodology. You will probably need to go agile with your project when:
- The scope is vague
- The scope is likely to change
- Multiple stakeholders with complex requirements are involved
- Defining and negotiating the scope among the stakeholders before they get the first version of the software may be more costly and time-consuming than development itself
How we use Agile
Our projects under the Scrum methodology share the following key patterns:
- You appoint a Product Owner – a person committed to the product’s success and able to dedicate time to its development: namely, define the overall vision, features and deadlines, gather requirements from other stakeholders, etc.
- Isthmus assigns a development team headed by a Scrum Master to coordinate the team members and drive the process smoothly
- The development process is split into short (2-3 weeks) incremental iterations (called sprints) aimed at delivering a potentially shippable product at the end of each cycle
- Based on what the software looks and feels like at the end of the sprint, stakeholders can provide feedback and you can initiate changes after each iteration
- The Product Owner and the development team use sprint planning meetings to discuss the results of the previous sprint, create a sprint backlog (number of tasks to be fulfilled during the forthcoming sprint) and update the product backlog
- Daily Scrum meetings are held to streamline collaboration among the development team members by discussing what has been done since the last meeting, what will be done today, and what is blocking progress
Benefits of Agile
- Easily adapts to changes caused by shifts in customer behavior, industry standards, or technology
- Provides tangible results (new software versions that are stable enough and offer the minimal functionality to meet stakeholder requirements) after each sprint (2-3 weeks)
- Actively engages stakeholders to guarantee better user satisfaction and control over the delivery results
- Has Quality Assurance integrated in the process, which allows for less rework and improved quality
- Helps you to stay on budget and get a valuable result