Our Work Methodology

We at Asterro follow a proprietary process specifically designed to reduce common risks associated with any custom software development project. Our dedicated team members amalgamate the best practices of both agile and waterfall to ensure our clients’ projects remain as flexible as possible and costs stay within their dedicated budgets. Our app developers use a blended approach to agile development in order to ensure that your projects are flexible as possible and that costs stay within your designated budget. This ensures that the final product is exactly what you need and that it’s built to your exact specifications.

What is Agile Methodology?

AGILE methodology is a practice that promotes continuous iteration of development and testing throughout the software development lifecycle of the project. By using agile software development, we can ensure that you get a flexible approach to planning, improvement via a continuously updated prototype, regular updates on status, and a quick response from us if circumstances change rapidly – for example, feedback from you that a certain feature isn’t quite right. This all ensures that we deliver your project on time and on budget.

Project Management Tactics

We employ Scrum, an agile development method which concentrates specifically on how to manage tasks within a team-based development environment embedded with a process framework that has been used to manage complex product development. Our teams can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.

Our project management practices cover the development of customized software, designed meticulously from the ground up, requiring a blend of consistent, proven structure with project specific creativity.

We follow clear principles of quality software development and use common milestones as a basis for our software development processes. To ensure we get real world feedback as early as possible, we’ll split your project into a number of sub-projects so that you can “go live” in stages.

Delivery Timeline Management

Delivering software on time starts with a well-defined and realistic schedule. To ensure we’re on track we:

  • set small, frequent milestones and deliverables so that we have regular, measurable updates on project status and can correct small slips quickly
  • schedule the “big rocks first”, and aim to get the most important and potentially most risky features completed early in the project
  • track progress diligently on a daily basis over a project extranet, and on a weekly basis in status meetings, so that both you and our team are in tune with the schedule
Quality Management

Our quality assurance strategies combine both black box (manual) testing performed by the Quality Assurance (QA) team, and white-box testing performed by the development team. Our process dictates that it is the responsibility of the developer to produce defect-free code, so that the QA team can focus on assessing the state of the product.

We perform both white box and black box testing because we believe that neither method will uncover all defects. For example, while unit testing and peer code reviews can discover potential vulnerabilities or performance bugs that would be nearly impossible to trace with black-box testing, black box testing can uncover defects such as inconsistencies in the user interface, compatibility bugs, unanticipated error conditions, and timing related bugs that can only be uncovered by manual human testing.

We would love to hear about your project.