:: Project Development Methodology
CoEfficient Software has found that whether projects are undertaken
by in-house teams or outsourced it is not always easy to foresee the exact
requirements from the clients view point. Iterative Project
Development (IPD) methodology is a fitting solution to such projects
where the needs of the client are dynamic as well as optimum level of productivity
The core of this model is customer satisfaction and fast delivery. The methodology
is based upon iterative method of project management and time bound delivery
schedules. This methodology is build around team
w ork in which all the involved parties are working towards a common goal
of delivering quality software in the minimum possible time and costs to
We have found that IPD has four major advantages:-
Communication : Open communication channel between the client and
the software development team as well as among the team members.
Simplicity : Simple and clean software design with the added scope
of introducing any new developments or client specifications at any stage
of the development.
Testing And Feedback : At the end of each iteration, the client
gets the update from the developers and reviews the product critically.
The feedback from the client becomes the major building block for the
next iteration of software development and delivery. Hence The client
is always in full control of their projects.
Adaptability And Scalability
: The process flows in iterative loops and therefore their adaptation
of changing requirement and technology is always possible.
CoEfficient Software is
basing most of the new projects on this development model. We also have
incorporated a modified version which is defined as the "ancillary
business model" . The key of this model is the creation of an incubator
for the clients project on a long term basis.
The ancillary business model
intends to streamline the project development process in such a way that
the best practices, taking full account of the remote location of the
team, are applied right from the start of the project.
The complete process of
software development is divided into multiple iteration of planning, development,
delivery, review, feedback and planning for the next iteration. A core
fundamental element of this model is the development of automated tests.
These tests are used to ensure the integrity of the complete system as
incremental changes are put in place.