The path for a successful application design and development project can be paved with unexpected twists and turns. The LFT roadmap creates a collaborative framework, establishing a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities, and criteria for assuring success at the end of the journey.
Preconceived notions or biases are eliminated with research, solution recommendations, and scoping determined up front. During the research phase, the development team will review existing architecture and technical debt, identify best technologies for a particular issue, and examine the viability of a particular technology to meet intended outcome. Design decisions are governed by the business case and budget, not just the technology used to build it. Upon agreement, timelines and budgets are determined.
Before design begins, team member assignments are outlined and communicated, success criteria is agreed upon between the team and the client, and access to and understanding of the client’s IT infrastructure is confirmed. LFT employs JIRA project management software to for sprint grooming, establishing 2-week blocks of work that get planned incrementally to adjust expectations and deliverables as part of an agile development methodology.
LFT believes that QA is tantamount to the success of every software engagement. Every project proceeds through peer code reviews and quality assurance testing.
User Acceptance Training
UAT allows LFT clients to engage with systems in a sandbox or test environment to confirm satisfaction and allow for critical revisions prior to production deployment.
No project is complete unless it’s deployed and accepted by the end-user. Client software teams are critical partners and LFT consultants can and should be made part of the training and deployment phase whenever possible.