Overview of Software Development Process at ScienceSoft
At ScienceSoft, we tailor the software development process to your specific business needs to deliver high-quality software on time and within budget.
The Agile methodology allows us to release reliable software fast and introduce changes easily. The development process consists of 1-4 week iterations resulting in an evolved version of software shipped each time. After each iteration, we get real user feedback that drives informed decisions on the next development steps.
Note: Although the Agile approach is viable in many cases, we can also adopt Waterfall and other approaches depending on a customer’s objectives. Check out our overview of all possible software development life cycle (SDLC) models.
With an established DevOps culture at ScienceSoft, we streamline software delivery and improve its quality with the following DevOps best practices:
- Infrastructure as Code (IaC): automating the creation of new infrastructures and keeping them consistent with each other to ensure smooth software deployment.
- Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): automating integration and deployment of code changes.
- Automated testing: automating regression, performance, and other types of testing that are continuously carried out within the CI/CD pipeline.
- Application performance monitoring: configuring application performance monitoring tools to detect post-release bugs quickly.
When building applications in the cloud, we take advantage of reduced software development and operation costs, easy scalability and access to advanced cloud services that enable implementation of cutting-edge techs (AI, IoT, data science, and more).
We use modular architecture patterns, such as microservices, in combination with containers to develop applications as a suite of independent functional components that can be effortlessly ported to any environment. Such an approach ensures higher application reliability, better maintainability and expandability, as well as shorter development time.
Our business analytics elicit your business needs, turn them into prioritized software requirements and help elaborate on the concept of your software.
Software development process and management
In every project, we design UX and UI, build a future-proof architecture as well as run coding, integration and deployment processes. We take care of the overall project management and regularly report to you on the development progress.
We suggest going for iterative development, as it enables to launch the first version of software in just 3-4 months, and then get it further evolved every 1-4 weeks.
We keep up software quality with continuous testing, starting from unit tests and code reviews done by our developers to functionality, performance, usability, integration, compatibility and security testing by our QA team. A reasonable amount of test automation helps us speed up software delivery and minimize the number of missed bugs.
We define and estimate risks related to the project budget, delivery time, cybersecurity, new technologies and personnel. Then, we prepare a mitigation plan for each risk, monitor risks and report to responsible project stakeholders to keep all parties informed about existing risks and their states and ensure the consistency of risk management actions.
We review the required software changes with all parties concerned, analyzing how the changes will impact software business logic and adapting it accordingly before any change implementation.
Upon the delivery of the project, our customers receive:
- Turn-key software.
- Documentation (technical requirements and design).
- User manual.
- Setup program.
- Installation and maintenance instructions.
- Source code.
Our customers retain full intellectual property rights over software.
Upon software completion, we offer maintenance and support services to help continuously improve software.
For each stage of SDLC, we have work habits, practices and policies aimed at ensuring the high quality of our deliverables, and skilled, motivated people who effectively put those into practice. Our quality management system resides in defining clear project costs, time frames, and milestones, preparing risk mitigation plans and project-specific KPIs, following unified code rules, performing unit testing and code reviews, promoting feasible automation of development, testing, integration and deployment, and more.
Self-management by objectives
We minimize management efforts on the customer’s side while providing a high level of transparency over the development process and proactive risk management.
Clear documentation and knowledge base
Our customers have constant access to our task-tracking systems, such as Jira, and a knowledge base where we document all project-related work.
We regularly measure project health with KPIs to ensure the project’s progress and adjust the development process if needed.
Check a sample KPI set
Based on 114 security controls, we assure the safety of the customers’ information we access during the cooperation, which is proved by ISO 27001 certificate. We also follow CIS, NIST, OWASP security requirements and recommendations. Our security measures include securing project environment, establishing access control, managing IT assets, using strong encryption algorithms, secure communication channels, continuous IT infrastructure monitoring, and more.
Effective collaboration approaches
We welcome real-time and individually paced communication models.
Check a sample collaboration model
Additional value to customers
We bring additional value to customers to improve their performance and help their businesses strive. Our commitment to excellence has been recognized by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP) that featured ScienceSoft in 2022 Global Outsourcing 100 List based on an independent assessment in the following categories: Customer References, Delivery Excellence (Awards & Certifications), Programs for Innovation, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
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