Our people are what make AktaryTech special. We hire the best, brightest, and most accomplished (US-based!) designers and developers. We deepen their experience, and broaden their skillsets through exciting, challenging projects using the latest technologies. We strive to build a collaborative, supportive environment where each member of the team can refine and develop their skills. We love to share what we know and are always hungry to learn more.
While we can follow a traditional Waterfall methodology for clients that need it, we prefer Agile. We use Scrum for most client projects because it offers the greatest flexibility to adapt to changes inherent in software development and provides our client with usable, better software faster.
Your project starts long before we write any code. Preparing for a software project is part of a larger collaborative process that involves understanding your business, goals, users, constraints, risks, and future opportunities. This familiarity lets every step of the design and development process be informed by your company’s tone and goals. In addition to learning about your business, we’ll discuss the technologies we’ll use and the challenges we expect. Once we understand the problem and agree on the right solution, we’ll define the features that support the core application and create a cost and schedule estimate for your software project.
Once the planning stage is finished, we’re ready to take those ideas and start turning them into reality. We’ll put together mockups and demonstration materials focusing on various elements of presentation and functionality, then discuss them with you and adapt them as necessary. These materials, along with any technical diagrams, will be broken down into discrete steps and used to fill out a project backlog. We’ll work with you to prioritize the backlog and begin planning out what will be accomplished during each sprint. Once the backlog is sorted, it’s time to begin coding.
The plans have been laid down, the backlog is ready to go – it’s time to code. Following a two-week sprint schedule, we’ll work through the product backlog, testing the code and keeping you updated as we go. The goal of each sprint is to deliver incremental, tested functionality that can be deployed if necessary.
As development progresses, you’ll find that it’s a dynamic process – requirements and features often change as the actual product begins to take shape. By using Agile methodologies, we can respond to these changes and updates on the fly without having to worry about the cost and schedule overruns associated with a more traditional “waterfall” development approach. We’ll work closely with you throughout development to review the project’s progress, discuss any changes or updates, and adjust the product backlog as necessary.
Once the product is finished, you’ll receive all the source code, design collateral, and other materials associated with the project. We can assist you in setting up new hosting or deploying to an existing provider, securing your hosting infrastructure, make updates and changes as needed, and more. We make use of several hosts, including Heroku and AWS, to provide cutting-edge scalable and distributed cloud hosting.