Agile Software Development
Successful IT consulting and development means to us facing strategic, methodical and technological issues in a goal-oriented way and implement suitable solutions. This comprises a number of important aspects like prototyping, feasibility studies, reviews, migrations, technical concepts and evaluations of methods and platforms as well as architectural design, concepts and agile implementation of integration solutions.
The 4 pillars of successful software solutions
After the introduction and integration of standard and highly-specialized individual software it is indispensable to pursue a holistic and company-wide process approach straddling internal organization barriers, if the IT were to fulfill its role as an important competitive advantage.
The architecture is, also in a strategic sense, of central importance, because it determines many system properties and many dynamic factors like flexibility, extensibility, adaptability and scalability depend on it.
The realization of challenging/demanding enterprise solutions requires the application of effective software engineering methods to ensure exact planning and implementation. If possible and necessary, CONET will employ generative software techniques (MDD/MDA). Apart from this, the CONET developer teams also use conventional (V model/RUP) and agile methods (Scrum/extreme programming) of software development.
If employed correctly, innovative technologies offer the chance to accelerate and sustainably optimize dynamic business processes. CONET tests new standards and technologies early on their suitability, thus relying on an extensive and profound know-how about frameworks, portals, enterprise systems, BPM tools and development approaches.
The agile working method bases upon twelve principles which form the agile manifesto and thus the basis for all agile models.
A first and main argument for the usage of agile software development methods is the acceleration of the development procedure due to less or more efficient coordination processes and the overcoming of technical and organizational obstacles.
But agile methods offer much more than time efficiency. Agile values, principles, methods and finally processes can, if correctly understood and implemented, ensure a project’s success and increase the advantages of new applications significantly.
Simultaneously, not subsequently
According to the principles of agility, the immediate cooperation between all project participants attaches higher priority than within standard procedures. Agile development shows its advantages especially when the solutions to be developed are highly individualistic and merely few fixed framework conditions exist:
- Close feedback with the principal and future users
- Permanent reconciliation of expectations, goals and specifications
- Flexible possibilities to react to new framework conditions
- Early recognition and correction of aberrations
- Higher user acceptance
- Higher quality for the evolving solution
From our long-standing experience as successful application developers, we know all the success factors and risks both of the conventional and the agile working methods from numerous projects.
You may rest assured that we always will employ just the right mix of successful methods and tools for your requirements.
Software development for special process challenges:
Therefore, CONET’s holistic approach for the software development covers it all:
- Fundamental requirement analysis
- Use of established standards for project and risk management
- Testing tools and evaluation methods
- Practice-oriented conception in close cooperation with the principal
- Targeted development of necessary solution components
- Implementation and integration into the existing infrastructures
- Implementation of demanding/challenging solutions from one hand
With their broad know-how our developer teams implement individual solutions from professional applications towards complex software architectures with Microsoft .NET & SharePoint, Java, IBM Notes, IBM WebSphere, C#, ASP.NET, Open Source Software and numerous other programming tools, leaving nothing more to be desired. Standards are our daily business - individual solutions our speciality.