Global Romania firmly believes that software development should be a ‘no surprises’ process. We adhere to a best practices methodology which actively engages our team with your IT team to ensure smooth, streamlined development processes with the highest possible degree of success.
Once we become your development partner, we begin by working with you to gain a thorough understanding of the problem to be solved, from both the business and the technical perspectives. We then build a team of technical resources that are the best fit for developing the systems that address your needs based on our initial analysis.
The Waterfall Development Model
The waterfall model has six stages:
- Establish system and software requirements.
- Analyze models, schema, and business rules.
- Design the software architecture.
- Develop, prove, and integrate the code.
- Test and debug.
- Install, migrate, and support the complete system.
Waterfall methodology follows a structured, concise plan – but it is cumbersome. New iterations of code must follow the six-step development process, and changes must be decided and confirmed before starting development. After development starts, the feature set included in the code changes is locked in.
The Agile Process Methodology
Our teams adhere to the Agile Process Methodology for software development, which has been proven to facilitate effective project management every step of the way and ensure that the finished software explicitly meets all of your functional needs. The Agile Process Methodology accelerates the delivery of high quality custom solutions developed by our Romania based outsourcing team at a fraction of the cost of inhouse developed software.
The Agile Process Methodology follows a controlled, iterative development and prototyping process. Throughout the process, we apply our analytical skills to problem solving, and offer our suggestions and recommendations as appropriate. Your team has opportunities at every delivery point for hands-on testing and to provide real-time feedback to perfect the software along the way. This is a collaborative process designed to facilitate smooth, streamlined development and make sure that you get the end results that you want.
We establish a business-first approach, involving stakeholders early in the process, and maintaining communication with frequent, regular meetings to keep everyone involved. The collaborative and continual assessment of user needs helps us to quickly develop solutions to specific business problems. We establish cross-functional teams that assess their areas of the business and the apps they used. These teams of business stakeholders and developers work through the development steps together.
Issues that might interfere with a planned solution are identified early, and the teams have the expertise to evaluate and move past the issues without the typical hierarchical communication and authorization of the waterfall method. Our teams use efficient and face-to-face communication methods wherever possible to ensure that no time is wasted waiting for replies or approvals. As a result, our sprint releases are effective and efficient, creating a constantly evolving solution rather than infrequent and significantly different releases.
We firmly believe that strong bi-directional communication is a crucial element in the success of software development efforts. We encourage open, ongoing dialogue between your team and ours, leveraging email and instant messaging as much as possible to keep team members on both sides engaged and informed. This communication is conducted in English for your convenience (accents are almost non-existent since Romanian is a Romance based language, unlike India and China).
Whether you’re trying to relieve application backlog, add functionality to existing applications, or develop new applications, our strict adherence to proven best practices will accelerate the software development cycle and dramatically reduce your development costs long term.