We work in iterations. Each iteration encapsulates the whole process of taking requirements, designing and developing. This methodology is aimed at speeding-up the delivery of working solutions and being more cost efficient. You can invite your users and clients to a solution while still working on the new functionality. Having a great idea is not enough. You need to be the first who deploys this idea into the world - only then will you win the race.
While using the Agile methodology we do not need to conduct a full analytic process. It is done on the go during the development process and later on. This doesn’t mean that our methodology does not look towards the future. It only means, that we start working instantly and during the first few sprints we can simultaneously develop basic functionality and analyze the whole approach.
Using Agile methodology means we can deliver results as soon as they are developed. The most important parts of a solution are delivered first, then we work on frontend and sprinkle the whole solution with glitter. We deliver a new functionality step by step. Not only can you test it while we work on it, you can simply use it. The whole development process is incremental - we repeat the steps of creating requirements, designing business flow, wireframing, developing and deploying every week. This approach works great if you need an MVP of concept as soon as possible with minimum cost.
In many cases, development is not only the process of creating the code. It’s everything that follow, looking for even better solutions - not only in the code, but the whole business process. Requirements change overtime, it’s completely normal. By using Agile we are not restrained in any way by documentation, budget or anything else. We can simply change our goal on the middle of a project. This doesn’t have to mean that the cost will increase. Sometimes simplicity is key.
You only pay for time spent and material used while creating the functionality you chose. The total price is not certain, but is shouldn’t be too bad. We do not want to strain you with unnecessary work, a safety margin or additional tests. You can fully manage your budget to help expectations meet reality. If you work closely enough with us, this approach will be cheaper in the long-term rather than using the fixed-price option in Waterfall methodology.
The whole process is based on creating a well documented project, which is necessary to establish an accurate fixed-price. Using this methodology we start with an analytic process and create a schedule with estimates, which do not oblige you to any further cooperation. Every document, wireframe, mock or requirement which we’ll create in the “understanding” step can be used by any team working with any technology. If you decide to implement a solution in another technology that we use or create your own team - you can do that. This step is absolutely necessary to work with anyone using the Waterfall methodology with fixed-price approach.
A full analytic process is the key to success in this method. We need to create full documentation of each functionality, each key-press, business process every mouse click. This will be the base of an efficient development process. A complete solution will be ready to go from day 1 without any adjustments. You will pay exactly what we agreed upon in the documentation. Nothing more, nothing less.
Knowing the full price of solutions is sometimes the key of staying within budget. To fully understand each component of the project, estimate our work time and create a timetable we need to create a thorough documentation. Both sides need to understand every aspect of business, IT projects and hidden costs. This is precisely why in the Waterfall methodology development needs to be preceded by an analytic process which allows for measuring the final cost, which will include possible danger and will not change until we deliver the final product.
In our Waterfall mode, we offer way more than just a warranty for the whole solution. We offer a lifetime guarantee for our code and algorithms. This means that we guarantee you, that the final solution will be fully in compliance with documentation created at the beginning. You do not have anything to worry about.
A major part of our documentation is the timetable. We build a full Gantt schedule, marked with milestones and an estimated delivery date. Then we work with a focus on the milestones and punctuality.