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february, 2024

Secrets of effective software development: scrum and agile

In this article we will explain in detail how software development happens and how Agile differs from Srcum.

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Custom software development is a complex process consisting of several stages. Many IT companies such as Omega follow Agile project management methodology and scrum methodology.
Quality development implies that one of the important stages of software development is a thorough analysis of business processes.

Stages of software development

  • 1

    Business process analytics

    Before we start developing a new project, we take a deep dive into the client's world. We study their business model, needs, competitors and business peculiarities. Only then do we start developing software requirements. We determine the required functionality and technology stack and plan the timeline.
  • 2

    UI/UX design and prototyping

    When the terms of reference are drafted and agreed upon, it's time to develop design. First, designers immerse themselves in the project, familiarise themselves with the documentation. And then they create a competent architecture of the future design. The result of this stage is a clickable prototype.
  • 3

    Development and Testing

    Depending on what kind of project, mobile development or web development, the appropriate specialists are involved in the project. They take on the task of developing the architectural solution and move on to writing the code. Then testing of the software product takes place. The testers check every button, every function to make sure that everything works perfectly. The output is a quality software product.
  • 4

    Launch a software product

    When everything is tested and ready, the long-awaited moment of launch comes. This process includes deploying the product to the server or application shops, testing in real-world conditions, monitoring and maintaining the product's performance.
Agile is a software development methodology that is designed to provide flexibility and adaptability in the project process.

The basic principles of Agile include:

  • People and interaction are more important than processes and tools

  • A working product is more important than comprehensive documentation

  • Co-operation with the customer is more important than negotiating a contract

  • Willingness to change is more important than sticking to a plan

Scrum is one of the Agile methods.
The main goal of this approach is to deliver the product on time and at the lowest possible cost.


How to release the product on time and at the lowest possible cost?

1. Sprint Planning:

- Defining the objectives of the sprint.
- Selecting the tasks to be implemented.
- Estimating the time required to complete the tasks.

2. Sprint Execution

- Daily standup meetings to discuss progress and challenges.
- Development and testing of functionality.
- Iterative improvement of the product.

3. Sprint Review

- Demonstrating the completed work to the customer and stakeholders.
- Receiving feedback from the customer and discussing next steps.

4. Sprint Retrospective

- Analysing past sprints to identify improvements.
- Identifying successful and unsuccessful aspects of performance.
- Deciding what can be done better in the next sprint.

5. Iterative Cycle

- Successive repetition of these steps for each new sprint.
- Gradual improvement of the development process and product quality.
Benefits of Scrum
  • Increased speed of work
    The team works in stages, where goals and ways to achieve them are defined, which increases the speed of work.
  • Achieving goals quickly
    Simultaneous work on different tasks of the project allows to reach the goals faster.
  • Ease of adjusting the work
    Large tasks are broken down into smaller tasks, which makes it easier to make adjustments during the process.
  • Minimisation of financial risks
    Rapid response to changes and error correction minimises financial risks
  • Clear division of labour
    Each team member clearly understands their responsibilities
  • Transparency in process
    Open sharing of information maximises transparency in operations
  • High level of motivation
    Daily reporting keeps motivation levels high.
Omega uses these methods in its work. Thanks to this we develop high-quality custom solutions.
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