A development process for new software includes software ideation, planning, designing architecture, UX and UI, coding, testing, and deployment. When creating the lean working version (MVP) first, this process can take just 2-6 months.
A software development project team requires a project manager, a business analyst, UX and UI designers, front-end and back-end developers, QA and DevOps engineers. Depending on the project’s nature, additional talents can be required, e.g., data scientists, 3D designers.
Below are described the typical steps we at Vertscend take to complete enterprise application development projects. Some of the tasks can be skipped when you choose to develop an MVP. Also, different development methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall, V-model, etc.) handle these tasks differently – they can be performed iteratively in parallel, or linearly.
Duration: 3 days – 3 months.
Duration: 2 weeks – 1 month.
Best practice: We start with planning and delivering an MVP and then proceeding with rapid, incremental software evolution based on the frequent feedback from product managers, users, etc.
Duration: 1 week – 1 month.
Duration: 1 week – 1 month.
Deciding on the appearance of user-facing software parts (choosing a color scheme, icons for the buttons, menus, tabs and screen layouts of the application’s GUI).
Transforming software prototypes into full-color graphic interface mockups.
Creating a UI kit for the quick development of user interfaces.
Vertscend tip: We recommend our clients to invest in the unique UI design only if the design is a competitive software product advantage. Otherwise, we opt for default themes and focus on software functionality.
Best practice: At Vertscend , we usually take time to plan and ensure user interface consistency in different browsers, mobile versions on different screen sizes, and mobile applications on different operating systems.
Duration: ~ 2 weeks.
Duration: 2-6 months to deliver the first working version.
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Duration: ~30% of the project time (depends heavily on software complexity, security and compliance requirements, the level of test automation, and more).
Note: In iterative development models, all the described tasks will be cycled in 2-week – 6-month releases of new functionality.
Best practice: For our clients with B2B startup, we take time to plan and organize exceptional user support. It’s importsnt to get ready to anticipate customer challenges and questions regarding software setup and operations, proactively provide solutions to potential issues, show how users can achieve max value while using your product.
In software product development since 1989, Vertscend knows well how to plan and deliver effective, selling software products. Our service offering includes:
Our team takes over:
Vertscend developed a product lifecycle management application powering 20,000 retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers in 110 countries.
With vertscend, we’ve been able to reduce our development costs and decrease the timeline on new features and updates. vertscend attention to detail in how everything is documented and communicated is by far the best of any agency that I’ve worked with. The communication and agreement process when starting a new project has been by far the easiest to handle and most professional I’ve seen.
vertscend proved to be a professional service provider from the outset. We appreciate their proactive approach and ability to suggest improvements to a prospective solution on both architectural and business levels. We know we can always rely on vertscend various competencies when our clients require quality software which would facilitate their business success.
Over the past 10 years we’ve worked on about ten mobile app development projects with vertscend. It was our first encounter with an outsourcing company. The relationship turned out to be very good, so we saw no need to look for other suppliers.
We can complement your project team with the following competencies:
With Vertscend , you get knowledgeable project management and skilled software engineering that positively impact the course and results of large-scale projects.