CoSource applies a unique process designed to identify the key stakeholders and what impacts they are looking for and to minimise common risks associated with custom software development. Our team works closely with our clients to ensure projects, impacts, and goals are clearly comprehended and remain within assigned budgets. Our approach is flexible, effective and forthcoming, resulting in a product that is constructed to deliver maximum value for your business.
The exploration phase examines whether the proposed project is feasible from a technical and financial perspective and determines the likelihood of successful project completion.
Throughout the exploration phase we work closely with our clients to identify objectives, their order of priority, and measurements of success. Ultimately, the exploration phase ensures that all parties establish a common understanding of goals, KPI’s and metrics, needs, feasibility, and groundwork.
Based on our previous experience and understanding of the project a price estimate is then specified. Price estimates are an expected cost range determined on the general requirements and functionalities of your project.
At CoSource, we believe in delivery of the best solution at the lowest cost, also known as the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
Your project starts long before we write any code, quiet a lot of businesses find that their project fails to meet their brief, budget or time limit. But not ours. Our success rates are close to 100% when planning engagements are followed through and completed. We’ll able to give you peace of mind and take the risk out of your software development plans and accelerate development.
We’ll put together a project plan that captures the following:
If you only require a very simple software programme and are able to provide us with a clearly designed outline of your project, the planning engagement will end up being relatively short. We can focus on learning everything we can from your team, setting up a development environment, and estimating the development effort. If we start the engagement with only an idea and a few rough sketches, the planning engagement will require more time.
3. DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN
Once we have completed discovery, we move on to the development of your project. We begin with the most important functions, so we can deliver the most value early on in the process. By building only what’s needed, and focusing on the key values and impacts of the stakeholders we can deliver applications that will enable your business to quickly scale and get a return on investment faster.
Our development practices include the following:
Throughout this phase, developers engage in regular code reviews and refactoring to ensure code delivers the impacts the stakeholders are looking for.
Release begins after successful testing and modifications have been completed and the product has been approved for release to its target audience. Release involves preparing the project for delivery within its specific environment and includes installation, configuration, testing, and performance optimization.
4. MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT
Once we have released a product, it must be managed and maintained. Management and support incorporates software upgrades to adapt to changes within the product environment and fixes to faults that arise after release. Ongoing management and support ensures optimal product performance and effective control of managerial and technical issues that arise.