In a world of constant change, what does it take to form a built-to-last company? We believe that comes primarily from successful underlying processes and core values. From the perspective of a software development company, filling in the process gaps and ultimately developing an agile approach that streamlines IT work and drives innovation are critically important. In this article, our Software Delivery Manager, Khoa Nguyen will share about our way of working: Waterfall, Agile, and Scrum which brings DataHouse Asia 100% successful project delivery.
A Real, Prevalent Phenomenon
If you’re looking for a way to develop your software, you’ve probably come across the terms Waterfall, Agile and Scrum, etc. Not only used at DataHouse Asia, but Water-Scrum-Fall has also been widely applied in software development companies worldwide for its potential to give companies a competitive advantage. Typically regarded as a hybrid software development approach, Water-Scrum-Fall aims to successfully sandwich Waterfall and Scrum approaches into a hybrid Agile way of working.
Our projects start with Discovery Phase, or also called Water when the project team and top managers, technical leaders work together to collect and produce essential data, to elicit product architecture, clarify requirements, estimate costs, and plan project development.
At this stage, one of our successful keys is ensuring every team member is 100% on the same page through various working tools: Confluence, Jira, Testlink, GitHub, Slack, Microsoft Teams,… Discovering and accounting for any unknowns from the outset enable ideas to be developed most efficiently and cost-effective.
As an interactive approach to software delivery, Scrum is an agile project management methodology that we apply to build software incrementally. Instead of delivering it all at once, each sprint will range from 2-4 weeks based on the expected delivery date and our team resource. Start with requirements in the previous phrase, the product backlog is built before items are selected for the Sprint. Scrum activities at DataHouse Asia often include daily standup meetings, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives. They allow our team to smoothly adapt to the rapidly changing needs and produce products that meet evolving our client goals.
Our clients could also be beneficial from the deliverables’ quality, enhance flexibility to better deal with changes, and better control project progress and state.
The project nearly reaches the end of the journey. Fall is the stage where our development team can release products to the clients for their testing with our User Acceptance Test plan.
Basically, this testing plan will be prepared by our customers while our project manager will communicate with them during project execution to make sure it will be available at this stage. The testing team often refers to this plan to catch up with all testing scenarios during the project running.
To sum up, this is how Waterfall, Agile, and Scrum has the advantage over other approaches:
- More secure and ensure quality throughout.
- Eliminate waste and increase business value.
- Strengthen commitment and improve team morale.
- Minimize uncertainty and enhance flexibility.
A great software development methodology is only the beginning.
If you need more advice on software development methodologies or decide to build your software with Water-Scrum-Fall, you can always reach out to DataHouse Asia. We are proud to be a full-service technology consultancy trusted by the world’s leading enterprises and SMEs with 100% successful project delivery.
“Having a good collaboration with our client, DataHouse Asia can help to reduce risks and minimize costs as well as ensure the product is technologically perfect to fit the market.”
Khoa Nguyen – COO/ Development Center Manager DataHouse Asia