SOFTWARE SOLUTION PROCESS
A CUSTOMIZED APPROACH
An essential part of successful project delivery is having a good implementation process. Over the years, we’ve developed a Software Solution Process that we tailor to fit the specific needs of our customers. We’ve blended several methodologies that allow us to adapt easily and efficiently to our customer projects. Our approach uses the following paradigms as a basis for work.
We like to think of the process of building
custom software as similar to that of building a house.
CONCEPT & BLUEPRINTS
Starting with your early vision and idea for the software application, we’ll discuss ideas for the project. Our development and UI experts will collaborate with you to translate your early vision and business requirements into actionable software design. Our Solution Design incorporates your requirements and business goals to come up with the blueprint, wireframes, and application flow documents. Then, we’ll outline the current and future development efforts for the project and include a creative component to ensure the solution is functional, highly branded, and delivers an outstanding user experience.
Once the plans are drawn up and agreed upon, it’s time to lay the technical foundation of your software project. Our technical teams will work on the technical architecture and any data modelling that needs to be done. We’ll collaborate with you to formalize the UI style of the project and walk you through the technology decisions that need to be made. Finally, we’ll develop an iterative development plan that meets your timeline and business.
Now for the heart of the project work, the construction period for your software project. Our development teams will get to work creating your software based on the plans outlined in the previous steps. We’ll deliver versions updated iterations of your project regularly, so you can keep track of the work. You’ll see the inner, technical workings be developed (APIs and business logic), while the UI and other user experience design teams work their magic. Customers and any relevant stakeholders will be able to review each iteration of the project as it is made available.
Your project is nearing completion, but isn’t ready for primetime just yet. At this stage of development, we’ll perform a series of iterative tests and gather feedback on the project. That includes automated and functional unit testing, as well as feature demos to project stakeholders and review sessions to discuss updates and changes as we uncover them. The final phase of testing is full quality assurance (QA) testing. We’ll perform end-to-end system testing, user acceptance testing, and more, to ensure that your software project is ready for production.
RELEASE & SUPPORT
This is the final stage for your software project (and house, to continue the analogy). We’ve completed all the internal and external work and passed all the inspections and tests. Your software project is now ready to go live. Release it on your own infrastructure or use our hosting services, which we provide to any development customer. Additionally, you can sign up for application support, making maintenance and future project “additions” only one call away.
“After a long search for a group that had the capabilities to develop an enterprise-level web application with true scale and the right architecture we chose SOLTECH.
It was an excellent decision for our business.”
– COO, Fusionetics