Dedicated Agile Teams
DCSL GuideSmiths adopt agile software development methodology to ensure clients receive a flexible approach to planning, improvement via a continuously updated prototype and regular reports.
What is an agile development team?
Our software development experts can seamlessly integrate themselves into any agile team. DCSL GuideSmiths can either provide a fully managed (dedicated) agile team, or augment an existing in-house team. The expertise of our people will remain dedicated and consistent for however long the client requires our services. A dedicated team typically consists of one or more Software Developers working on a full time basis, a QA Tester, a UX/UI designer, a Project Manager, a Scrum Master, a Technical Architect and a Solution Architect. Should a team member leave, we will substitute that individual without the client being penalised from a cost point of view, and the team will remain on track and maintain delivery velocity.
Agile teams at DCSL GuideSmiths adopt agile software development to ensure that clients receive a flexible approach to planning, improvement via a continuously updated prototype, regular reports on status, and a quick response from us if circumstances change rapidly; for example, you may provide feedback that a certain feature isn’t quite right and the remedy to this can be addressed in the next sprint. This all ensures that we deliver solutions to a predictable time and budget.
Agile software development methodology
Our agile software development methodology enables collaboration between organised and cross-functional teams of experts.
DCSL GuideSmiths’ agile teams adopt methodologies that centre around the requirements of the client and their goals. These include:
- Disciplined project management
- Continuous analysis, development and refinement of the team dynamic
- Clearly defined backlog that evolves over time
- Holding regular meetings and communication with the client, including sprint planning, grooming and retrospectives
- Self-organisation and accountability
- Best-practice guidelines for efficient delivery of quality outcomes
Clients utilising agile teams need communication and development requests to be dealt with swiftly, so that zero time is wasted due to the focus on delivering high-priority features within short cycles. This means time-to-market periods are decreased compared to other traditional processes such as “Waterfall”, delivering value-driven results.