Posts tagged Agile app development
App Quote - What's a non-technical person to do?

App quote…. No Two words are more misunderstood in the outsourcing of app development than these. Getting an app quote, while seeming straight-forward, in reality has no real way of being an exact quote or even properly explain and vet development talent when a non-coder looks for a team. Our team has worked in the industry for years and has settled on a solution that has the least friction for non-technical people needing apps for their startup or business. Below are the 5 most important considerations when at the “app quote” stage of development.

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Agile App Development

Most people feel (non-coders) that you give a list of specs or “statement of work” to a developer, get quotes, develop the app, and then you part ways with a perfect app. This is NOT how it works. Agile development was developed with 12 core principles that focus on iterative development, not the “waterfall” approach most non-coders assume is the industry standard way (and only way) to get an app developed.

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Finding developers

Finding developers is hard, and a non-coder has almost no chance of landing great engineers. Even large businesses have trouble finding great developers and they know how to vet them and people want to work for them with their high salaries. Freelance sites make it easy to find developers, but are they great? You can take the company’s word for it or look at reviews, but in reality there is no way to vet them as a person that can’t code.

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What is the agile app development cycle like?

The agile development cycle prescribes specific meetings that help coordinate and add a system to the development process. By structuring the meetings in the following way, the whole team has complete transparency into the development cycle at any given time. We have found, as the industry has, that the agile development cycle is much more effective at delivering on time, on budget, and on specification. As has been already covered in this series, waterfall fails to deliver what agile can.

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