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Learn about our methods of work described in the Software as a Journey approach.

Find out about the course of your project, build an image of cooperation with us and learn about joint effectiveness.

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Software as a journey

Software as a journey

We perceive the process of building dedicated software as a shared journey.

At each stage of this journey – from understanding the project goal and designing architecture to system implementation and maintenance – we use only the most effective tools. We choose and update them in a systematic manner.

Today, it is a set which is most effective in supporting agile approaches, including Event Storming, User Story Mapping, Domain Driven Design or Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. We have described them in the e-book “Software as a journey” – how to effectively implement software development projects.

By working in this way, we avoid typical project problems, increase the business effectiveness of your projects and ensure the safety of their successful completion.

Stages

1) Understanding the project goal – requirements analysis

At this stage, you will feel that we understand your needs and know who and why will use the solution being built. You make sure that we know our project role – that of a consultant or system provider. Our teams get to know each other better. We develop a common language which will be used throughout the project.

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We achieve this because we talk to your experts right from the start.

During mutual workshops, we learn the specifics of your business (industry) and make sure that we understand it in the same way as you. We build the picture of the system you expect, marking the parts or processes which are most important for you. We then discuss them with your experts, describing the expected course of the user’s interactions with the system, and the system’s cooperation with other IT solutions. We make a list of key use cases.

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2) Translating the acquired knowledge into the system – development and tests

You gain assurance that the system starts to realize your business goals. You receive ready functionalities for testing on a regular basis. You already see that the new solution will bring you the expected business value.

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The work progresses in accordance with the priorities discussed before. Subsequent system fragments are built and immediately handed over to you for testing. Development progresses in a stable and predictable way, almost error-free. It is possible thanks to mutually agreed criteria for accepting particular functions, which are used also for building tests. The tests themselves are carried out automatically and on an ongoing basis – upon each addition of a code fragment to the system, we immediately receive feedback about the correctness of its functioning.

As a result, the functionality handed over for testing is free from most technical and content errors.

 

3) Handing over the system to users – implementation

We work with one goal in mind – to enable your business to use the new functionality as soon as possible. You receive it in a regular and efficient manner, without unexpected events, delays and errors. The working solution starts to bring you tangible business value.

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To make it possible, we automate individual steps of system implementation – including the infrastructure and the processes of continuous delivery of particular system parts. As a result, your project’s environment is created within minutes, and any changes or errors are quickly addressed and repaired.

Thanks to automated installation, you can test new functions immediately after they are introduced, on the system’s test version. After receiving your acceptance, we immediately deliver them to users.

 
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4) The system’s development and maintenance

You know that we are familiar with your solution and industry. You have trust in our team and our methods of work. You are sure that by entrusting us the system’s maintenance and development, you and your employees will gain more time for conceptual tasks which make your business grow.

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Since the beginning of designing your system, we make sure it is easy to maintain and develop in the future. We know the specifics of your company, your most important processes and business goals, and the technologies you use. As a result, we can ensure high operational efficiency of the systems being maintained.

Together with you, we look for new ways of supporting your business growth. We use proven techniques and tools, including our proprietary method of generating innovative ideas Altkom Inventive Meetings (AIM). It is centered around mutual workshops aimed at creating ideas which can be practically implemented at your company. We think outside the box to make sure that the new mechanisms use the existing elements more efficiently.

Benefits

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Team

two separate teams – lack of trust
mutual grudges
finger-pointing
one team with a common goal – trust
focus on solutions

Communication

misunderstandings making sure we speak the same language
mutual understanding

Project goal

understood in different ways clear, consistently understood
priorities are correctly interpreted and regularly updated

Project preparation

does not take the business environment’s volatility into account
often focuses on IT
requires having a vision of the entire system right from the start
openness to project changes and the Client’s business
so you do not have to know all the answers right from the start

Project works

lack of knowledge about project progress
long wait for first effects
belated discovery of errors
uncertain project results
observing effects regularly
ability to quickly react to errors on an ongoing basis
possibility of changing business priorities

System go-live

belated
it reveals many errors or the need to introduce changes as a result of changes in the company’s business environment
predictable
no unexpected errors
results correspond to expectations

Maintenance and development

covers only the technical side of systems apart from technical support, the provider cares about growing the Client’s business
searches and suggests new development directions

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