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There Might Be Scrum-thing To This

“Individuals and interactions over processes and tools;
Working software over comprehensive documentation;
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation;
Responding to change over following a plan.”
-    The Agile Manifesto

    

In every sense of the word we are a growing company. Though we’re reaping the returns of our hard work, external growth outpacing internal growth makes it more challenging to manage projects. Our workload is steadily increasing but our team members still haven’t learned how to clone themselves or how to survive without sleep. The widening employee to project ratio exposed aspects of our project development process that were becoming counterproductive, essentially creating additional hurdles for us to jump over. Hiring employees en masse is not a realistic solution but taking a new approach to project development is.

We knew there was a method out there that would leverage our capabilities with our potential, mitigating the increased workload and increasing our efficiency. The issues we were having stemmed from using the waterfall method to build our projects. Waterfall is strict and compartmentalized, which allowed for unforeseen challenges. We don’t have an overabundance of team members to tackle the challenges that arose on one project while continuing to build other projects. So we decided to investigate an agile project development method called Scrum.

Scrum is structured to support complex project development and correct inefficient steps. It’s adaptable and collaborative framework minimizes both the number and the size of mistakes and prevents lengthy delays from happening. We thought it was our best bet at simplifying the development process and improving our efficiency.

Scrum Framework

It is a given that to turn a concept into a product, a project development plan is essential. However, to turn a concept into a functioning and valuable product, an agile development plan is a necessity. The reality is a concept doesn’t always translate into a good product just because the plan is good in theory.

Scrum emphasizes that effective team collaboration, rather than going through the motions of an unexplored yet concrete plan, uncovers the value the actual process of agile development brings to a project: empiricism. It is within the small steps of Scrum that observations lead to ingenuity and innovation, which enhance the project and enable it to evolve into a turnkey product and solution. Scrum doesn’t force the project to adapt to the development plan; the plan adapts to the project.

Scrum can make our previously counterproductive issues become productive and proactive steps, which is something our growing company will really benefit from. Changes, additions and challenges can occur at any point during the production process without it feeling like a wrench was thrown in the gears.

You’re going to build a better, more quality project when you go through the development process, gradually building the project step-by-step. Scrum puts innovation, collaboration and creativity back into development, making it easy to build a product that not only functions, but truly works for the client’s business and enhances the way they do business.

This has always been our goal on every project we do; we just needed to find a method that enhances our ability to do that. We always say that we work magic. Well, we needed a magic solution to optimize our potential, improve our efficiency and promote future growth without needing to immediately expand internally. And that solution is Scrum.

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iPad App Development Company in Houston – Softway Solutions – News Segment

Mohammad Anwar from Softway Solutions, Inc was interviewed by CW 39 to discuss iPad App development services serving the local Houston Market. You can watch the interview below

Softway Solutions has been developing apps for the iPad even prior to the launch of the iPad. Softway Solutions predicts that there will be a demand for business based applications that would be developed on the iPad. Businesses can build applications over the iPad that may help in their day to day processes with their business. For example a business may want to develop a GPS based application that helps their employees track their positions with respect delivery points or be able to access a centrally located database repository to update information.

You can learn more about their iPad app development services on their website at www.softwaysolutions.com

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The New APPLE Tablet – iPad Development Services in Houston offered by Softway Solutions, Inc

Apple released their new tablet today – iPad. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen, is a half-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage. It comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity built in. Jobs said the device has a battery that lasts 10 hours and can sit for a month on standby without needing a charge.

Softway Solutions will be offering the development and programming services for the iPad. We are looking to offer iPad development services for various industries ranging from the Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Retail and more. Softway Solutions would be offering the iPad development services for corporate applications or entertainment applications such as Games as well.

Softway Solutions already offers iPhone development services and are excited to offer the iPad development services in addition as well. We will also be porting some of our iPhone applications for the iPad.

We shall keep you informed of our progress and any developments we may have soon for the iPad.

Contact us today if you have ideas or applications that you would want to develop for the iPad today at 281-914-4381 or contact us via our website at – www.softwaysolutions.com

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