Rapid Development Iterations
Once we are in agreement on the high-level objectives, we prioritize the work based on the tasks that deliver the most value first. We focus on delivering working software at a regular cadence. Whereas traditional development companies will take several months just to develop specs, Ethode will have the early stages of working software ready for your feedback within weeks.
We embrace the natural uncertainty in software development through lean agility, allowing us to quickly respond to change. Iterative development keeps development costs low and focuses on the quickest return on investment. At this stage, we start refining the high-level tasks into smaller tasks that we can tackle one-by-one with daily progress.
By using a just-in-time strategy, we eliminate rework and costly communication errors. We use daily standups to report on the three things that matter most: what we accomplished yesterday, what we plan to accomplish today and what, if anything, is currently blocking progress. By doing this, we can adjust course quickly by responding to feedback and new ideas. We use automated unit testing to help prevent costly errors that force rework, allowing us to rapidly change the application based on new discoveries.