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Scrum methodology is a framework for efficiently managing and building beautiful software.
Our clients are kept up to date with daily progress reports through our unique project set-up methodology as well as the various project ceremonies.
We believe in team collaboration as well as a shared vision and purpose across all stakeholders in order to guarantee continuous project alignment.
Through our collaborative processes, our teams gain domain knowledge allowing for autonomous tech decisions to be made in line with your existing business processes
Traditional processes are great, but more than that we commit to ultimately value:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
How Our Scrum Methodology Works
Once we have assembled your Agile Scrum team, we commence our kick-off planning and alignment process known as Sprint Zero.
Affirm Shared Vision
- Derive a purpose and motivation for product
- Set a well-defined problem statement
Develop Product Strategy
- Establish a valuable target market
- Identify perceived benefits
Plan Product Roadmap
- Plan Product Roadmap
- Set release timelines
- Release goals or initial product backlog (product benefits/goal per release)
- Define success
- Determine the primary persona
- Research their characteristics, attitudes, behaviours, and goals
Outline User Stories
- Develop critical user stories
- Create upfront designs
- Provision multi-stage dev environments
- Establish testing suites and methodologies
- Employ continuous integration development
Two week sprint
Following sprint zero, your Agile Scrum team works on a two-week sprint performing a number of ceremonies in order to optimise value and productivity.
Sprint planning is conducted at the start of each sprint. The sprint plan details the work to be delivered by each member of the Development Team. Sprints are set up in Jira and made visible to all team members and other interested stakeholders resulting in accountability. Tasks are further broken down into story points in order to provide a quantifiable weekly velocity report.
Daily Scrum meetings occur internally and provide an opportunity for each team member to provide an update to the rest of the team, discuss progress and report any blockers to velocity. Finally each member will let the team know what their deliverables for the day are.
A scrum meeting that involves all stakeholders and most importantly the client. The purpose of the client standup is to report project progress, communicate any issues faced, and receive business input where required.
See the software progress at the end of each sprint during the Sprint Review. Clients are invited to participate and get a demo of the deliverables achieved within the sprint.
Once the demo has occurred, the Sprint Retro is held in order to complete the two week sprint cycle. The purpose of the Sprint Retro is to discuss both positive and negative aspects of the sprint. This results in action learning and allows for continual team growth.
The ability to effectively communicate is paramount during the software development process, which is why we ensure appropriate channels of communication are put in place to help manage the process.
We never forget the power of a face to face conversation. We’ll even get on a plane to meet you at your headquarters.
Jira A real-time reflection of the project activities, the Jira project management platform also has extensive functionality for bug tracking, issue tracking and reporting.
Get accurate insight into your development team’s time spent on making your beautiful software.
Get your own digital project workspace to collaborate, and be notified around project events. The Jira-Slack integration means you get real-time insight into your project progress through automated task tracking notifications.
Digital meeting rooms to allow team collaboration on a global scale.
“Having dealt with previous software development firms, SovTech is unique in that they offer top quality work. Their solutions and ideas have contributed to improving our business and as such, PizzApp is proud to be associated with SovTech as our software development partner”
Your Rock Star Team
Our typical Agile Scrum Teams consist of 6-8 people including front and backend developers, UI/UX designers, QA Analysts, Product Owners, Business Analysts and Scrum Masters.
As leaders of the overall product vision, the POs determine what is being built and who it’s being built for.
As the team lead they enforce the Scrum framework and ensure the project progresses at the required velocity by overseeing and removing any impediments.
Responsible for the build of the product through high-quality, robust code.
UI/ UX Designers
The creators of the exceptionally beautiful designs crafted to ensure an excellent end-user experience.
Through extensive testing their role ensures the product is fully functional, free of bugs and meets global standards.
BAs investigate and understand how the business works, ensuring the requirements for the product align with business’ unique needs.
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