Understand your Idea

Design sprint to finalize the idea

We start a project with an Ideation Workshop that encompasses a “Design Thinking Process” to gather, organize, and refine requirements. Our Design Sprint involves the Double Diamond approach of Design Thinking and, therefore, we are able to find, explain, design, code, and deliver the right solution followed by user personas to wireframes and product prototypes. Our technical team accounts for the output of the ideation workshop to plan and design the overall all architecture of the project. Simultaneously, our UI design team exercises prototypes developed to present a visual design language and attractive interfaces of the product, ensuring the blend of brand’s essence and feel as needed.

  • Having worked with several clients while making sense out of their groundbreaking ideas, we take immense proud in calling ourselves software development paragons.
  • Regularly considering realities and innovations in project management methodologies, we have developed a robust process that ensures quality work on time.
  • To ensure you get the best, softobiz religiously follow Agile and DevOps from planning to implementing to executing.

Development Process

Using Agile & DevOps

All our processes such as application development, service management, and system maintenance involve agile methodologies. With the help of our DevOps team, we follow the Continuous Development approach that helps in the incremental development and release of your product.

Why Agile?

Having necessary details and database in hand, we set Agile and DevOps based Application Lifecycle Management to action. Then we constitute the team by brushing up factors like timeline requirements, the vision of stakeholders, feedback cycle frequency, tools, etc. This is a highly critical step, and we don’t let anything go out of track. Our dynamic Agile Scrum Development Process is based on the typical iterative Agile Scrum methodology that involves a released plan prepared from backlog. This lubricates our development process while augmenting automation and ensuring reliability.

What Agile offers

  • Conventional interactions over process and tools
  • Working Software along with elaborative documentation
  • Client and team Collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Welcome upfront changes

Advantages of Agile

  • Less upfront spending
  • Nod over change
  • Focuses on business value
  • Improves quality

Why DevOps?

DevOps is a gateway to skyrocket the project velocity, enabling the team to focus on other important activities by eliminating distractions and automating time-consuming tasks. Continuous delivery is what we don’t compromise with, and product performance is what you will swear by. We are DevOpsile (DevOps+Agile) and engineer the whole project in a way that reduces time to market.

What DevOps Offers

  • DevOps significantly lowers the rate of failure of new releases.
  • It reduces time delivery to market up to 50%.
  • It eliminates issues infrastructure issues to a great extent.
  • It integrates security features into SDLC.

Advantages of DevOps

  • Less focus on infrastructure management
  • Accelerates software production
  • Enables Continuous Integration (CI)

Development Process

The Kanban Board

Kanban Board acts as a workflow visualization tool for us and enables us to keep our work streamlined. What the next task will be, what tool the team will use, what underway is, etc., are some of the things that our Kanban board encompasses. This provides visibility into the process and gives insight into operations. Our teams focus on backlog items for a successful sprint delivery.

The Kanban Board helps our teams focus on backlog items for a successful sprint delivery. To strike a chord, we make sure that teams do not grapple with changes but leverage them by turning them into solutions and that’s where Epics, Feature, User Stories, and Tasks come to play.

Epics:

  • Epics are part of our agile approach to the software development lifecycle.
  • Epics keep our work organized and streamlined by dividing a large project into shippable pieces.
  • The idea is not to compromise with quality while continuing to ship value to customers regularly.
  • Since teams are able to break their work down, they tend to strive more for the accomplishment of end goals.

Feature:

  • A group of epics form bigger Feature sets and each set has its meaning.
  • A Feature is a part of the system we want to develop, and a user story explains that part.
  • Every Feature represent the motivation, goal, strategy, and technology behind the development of a product.
  • You get to know how users will use the application via Feature.

User stories:

  • Our user stories are unique to each team to keep up priorities and backlog.
  • Dev Team and ops Team regulate conversations to know requirements and, therefore, acceptance tests can explain details of each story.
  • By holding regular planning sessions, we are able to drive relevant user stories endowed with details for successful sprints.
  • Softobiz’s Business Analysis team gathers exact requirements from stakeholders and document them in user stories.

Tasks:

  • A task guides you through “what you should” do rather “why”.
  • Development teams get a to do list that involves that they need to complete within a sprint.
  • In comparison to user stories and features, task resolutions are always more technical.
  • Since user stories let us know every bit of work, we can precisely estimate time that a task will consume.

Delivery Mechanism

Continue Integration | Continue Delivery

Once the idea attains maturation, a working prototype is developed which is based on planning. This phase involves a code review of the existing system to find out the coding standards to ensure a bug-free product.

We are DevOpsile ( DevOps+Agile)

Our Lean Agile mindset enables us to focus on automation that fastens continuous integration and continuous deployment throughout the SDLC lifecycle.

  • Continuous integration: Continuous integration is an integral part of the DevOps process flow. Developers share their code changes with others using a common repository where those changes are automatically tested.
  • Continuous delivery: Continuous delivery is next to CI. Code changes are automatically built, tested, and packaged for release into production. It enables us to release updates to users continuously.
  • Continuous deployment: There is no human intervention during Continuous deployment. After undergoing the automated tests, each change is deployed to production automatically.
  • Continuous monitoring and feedback: Across the development pipeline, our team have measures in place for continuous monitoring and feedback of applications. We have automated our monitoring process to drive continuous feedback.

Quality Assurance

Test planning & execution

Our development team uses tools for an automated code evaluation and manual code sampling to check how the code is being produced. From Jenkins to Selenium, we have access to tools that don’t let a bug settle on software. Our Quality Assurance team works proactively and keeps a check on shortcomings.

  • Regression Testing: Here we test an application as a whole for the change in any module. We take advantage of testing tools to conduct a robust testing.
  • Browser Compatibility Testing: It is done for web applications while keeping a check on whether the software can run with the combination of different operating systems and browsers.
  • Sanity testing: This testing enables us to find whether a new software version is performing well enough to accept it for a major testing effort or not.
  • Compatibility Testing: It accounts for the compatibility of software and, therefore, validates its behavior and compatibility with different environments, web servers, etc.
  • Functional Testing: It does not take into consideration the internal parts but focuses only on the output to rectify whether it caters to requirements or not.

Manual:

  • Manual testing needs a human tester executes testing cases
  • Manual testing needs a lot of time and resources
  • Manual testing is not accurate as human errors are possible
  • Manual testing is only suitable for low-volume regression

Automation:

  • Automation testing uses automation tools for executing test case
  • Automation testing is much faster than manual testing
  • You can completely rely on automation testing as it is performed using tools and scripts
  • Automation testing is suitable for high volume regression

Launch and Support

Releasing the final product into market

We launch the final product till we are fully confident. After a number of multiple checkups, we deliver an end product. Moreover, we also provide stakeholders with all test cases, installation guides, and user manuals. The final product displays the finest quality as we take quality governance model seriously. With an Architecture Review Board and Quality Review Board onboard, we have standardized our quality parameters. Being DevOpsile, we are able to meet aggressive challenges, fulfill stringent coding demands, and deliver detailed quality reports.

All our process involve agile methodologies, that helps in the incremental development and release of your product.