- Release planning
Our environment being frequently unpredictable guided us in the direction of Agile Project Management because of its responsiveness to changing or new requirements. This concept focuses on creating value for all parties. We accomplish that by dividing the project into smaller and achievable steps rather than planning the whole thing in advance and developing the product with small or no involvement from the client. With Agile we can also empower our team members to make informed decisions based on acquired data. Most importantly, we are able to constantly collaborate with you in order to make sure your expectations and the demands of your customers are being met. Ultimately, value is created for our team you and your customers, let’s now see how.
As mentioned before, Agile focuses on completing fraction after fraction instead of planning the whole process in advance. Having said that, prior to building the wireframe of the project it’s crucial for us to collaborate with you in order to understand the future requirements for your product. We refer to that as backlog- all the small steps that need to be finished before the final release. We then use the number of backlogs to estimate the wireframe for the release planning. At the beginning of the release, a sprint 0 iteration is performed. This is when we prepare the technical framework which sets the base for the following sprints.
One of the many perks of Agile is that our team is much more involved in decision making. We found out that this approach increases productivity and gives the team a better sense of involvement in the whole process. Also, we use metrics such as Velocity which helps us measure how fast we progress and what can be perfected. On that note, another positive aspect of Agile is that we can always redefine the backlog to prioritize critical tasks and adapt to changes requested by your users. At the end of every sprint, we use the retrospective method which assists us in reflecting on what can be improved in the following sprints.
In the preparation stage, we always reserve a certain time frame for the final release sprint. That leaves room for the final touch ups such as bug fixes and for preparations for the release of the final version of your product. This is important because the process becomes more controlled and the need for last minute fixes is notably decreased.