REACTRON- How do we work?- Agile SDLC

How do we work?-Agile Software Development Life Cycle

Whenever Reactron says we are a customer-centric technology provider, we really mean it. Besides other software development methods, we use Agile software development as our main process flow. This allows us to be more adaptable and responsive to change, which is essential in the ever-changing world of technology. By using Agile methods, we can deliver high-quality software products to our clients on time and right within budget. 

  1. Overview- What is Agile Software development?

Agile software development allows the product-building process to be maximally focused on the customer. 

The Agile method focuses on developing efficient strategies and MVPs (Minimum Viable Product) that go through multiple iterations before anything is finalized. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement and encourages rapid and flexible responses to change according to customer feedback. 

  1. Why do we choose Agile Software Development?

Known as a method of overcoming weaknesses from the software development crisis of the 90s, Agile was created by 17 developers who represented new methods in Utah by 2001. If we compare Agile with other development methods, it is easy to see the strengths that are especially good for our client and the development team.



Waterfall
A well-known methodology follows a structured, linear process in which each task must be completed before moving on to the other. What if we need to adapt quickly to a constantly changing technology environment yet also reduce unexpected risks? For that reason, Agile is a better choice.

Lean
There are similarities between Agile and Lean, including focusing on customer satisfaction and on-time delivery of products. However, structurally Agile is easier to put into practice. Agile is about being flexible yet ensuring a structured organization, such as clearly defined roles, regular meetings to ensure communication, and systematic reviews. This discipline of Agile makes it easier to realize, while Lean is more focused on cultural thinking.

PRINCE2
Although PRINCE2 (Projects In Controlled Environments) is geared toward senior project management. It lacks Agile’s delivery focus. Reacting to feedback instead of following rules like PRICE2 is what Agile focuses on to deliver working software. This way of development lets customers be informed, and the Agile development team constantly improves the processes- more adaptable to customer requirements. 
Comparison between Agile and other methods


Thereby, we realize several direct benefits to our customers, such as:

  • Customers’ opinions are heard and respected.
    By participating in the Agile software development loop. The final products will therefore be as close to customer needs as possible. Our priority is to make your satisfaction absolute. 
  • Product quality is constantly improving.
    The consistent focus on improvement and quality control is one of the core principles of Agile and helps to create superior products.
  • Adaptability 
    Agile’s central theme is flexibility. This allows for quick realignment of plans and goals to match updated project requirements without significant disruption.
  • Reduced risks
    The ability to quickly identify potential issues and obstacles provides greater visibility into the project. It can help prevent escalation, creating an effective risk mitigation process that increases the likelihood of success.

  1. A better look at Agile- The six phases of the Agile Software Development Life Cycle

The agile methodology involves a series of phases that a project undergoes from start to finish. These stages are concept, inception, release, maintenance, and retirement. However, the life cycle may vary slightly depending on the agile methodology chosen by the team. In each iteration, cross-functional teams work on various stages.

  1. Agile SDLC Process Flow- How do we work?

Step 1:  Requirement gathering and analysis

During this phase, the scope and priorities of the project will be determined. In addition, the estimation of time and budget or technical efforts are also established. Based on that information, customers and Reactron can assess all essential requirements and project feasibility. The process will take place based on customer input that resonates with Reactron’s experience to give the most accurate analysis.

Step 2: Inception- develop the product.

Once the requirements have been outlined, building a development team takes shape to develop the project. The most suitable developers will be selected and provided with the best tools and resources. As work kicks in, the software development team from Reactron will create a mock-up of the user interface and build the project’s architecture. Gathering more input from stakeholders to further develop the requirements with a diagram and determine product functionality is also essential at this stage. 

Step 3: Construction/ Iteration

The third step is known as the construction or iteration phase. This is where the development team begins to work on combining all the product requirements gathered in the concept and inception phases. The work will go through several reviews and iterations before it is ready for release. Here are some elements that Reactron ensures in our conducting process: 

  • The team has a close association with clients.
  • All iterations and functionalities are implemented in a timely and efficient manner.
  • The software development team will adhere to the release schedule and ensure product quality by rigorously testing the software regularly.

Step 4: Release

We will perform QA testing to make sure the software is fully functional. In addition, providing internal and external training, comprehensive documentation development, and perfecting product iterations will be carried out.

Step 5: Incorporate feedback

The development team still provides regular customer support for the released product to ensure its smooth operation without any bugs. Over time, new iterations may be made to the existing product to make it more convenient and valuable for the customer.

We hope that we’ve given you a better insight into our working process it can encourage you to adopt Agile in your future projects. We are pleased with the feedback from our clients, who have enjoyed the user-friendly software we provide. You, our clients, are the most important to us; we will strive to bring the best solution for your issues. It’s time for us to be your technical partner. Let’s be in touch and see how the magic happens! 

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