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Intuz’s Agile App Development Methodology

That’s How We Ensure Quality

When it comes to mobile app development, we believe in constantly reinventing the wheel to provide the best value to our clients. Our ingenuity has made us one of the leaders in the app development industry with top ranks on community platforms such as Clutch, GoodFirms and AppFutura Research. What made us command a dominant authority in the mobile app development landscape? The answer lies in the agile approach towards app development. So, how is agile helping us build quality apps? Let’s give you a brief overview.

Intuz’s Agile Methodology: Promising Phenomenal apps, on-time, every time

In a transitioning business ecosystem with increasing competition, timing is the key. Along with launching your app at the right time, it is important to ensure that your app does not suffer from bugs that could harm user engagement.

Agile app development methodology has solutions to both the problems- timing and efficiency, making it ideal for the current ecosystem brimming with start-ups eager to launch their own product.

Agile approach focuses on breaking down a complex problem into smaller manageable segments. The segments act as individual tasks for a development team with their own development cycles. Breaking down via segmentation gives the development team the power to assign individual experts for every set. The segments are frequently and periodically reassessed, tested, improved by incorporating real-time feedback. In the end, all the modules are combined to obtain the final product equipped with specialization advantages.

How we use agile to our client’s benefit?

The first step towards agile iOS and Android app development involves identifying the basic requirements and breaking down the complete project into iterations or sprint. These iterations are supposed to be completed in a short duration. When the sprint has been completed, the potential shippable product will be delivered to the client for initial feedback.

Active collaboration through regular team meetings at the end of each iteration helps us in overcoming the future hurdles. Based on the regular and continuous feedback, changes are made to make the final product highly-refined and feature-loaded. While such an approach helps in being flexible during development, it also ensures that the app meets user expectations as well as the client’s demand.

The Agile Advantage: Why agile is the best bet for the developer as well as the business?

At Intuz, we have multiple reasons for being in favour of a single approach when it comes to Android or iOS mobile app development. First of all, it speeds up the process and secondly, it makes us more accountable, transparent and responsible towards your requirements. But that’s not all, there are several other advantages that we would like to outline:

Greater Scope for Revisions:

When an app is being developed the agile way, there is more scope for making changes throughout the entire development cycle.

Frequent Updates

Agile empowers us to give you a better idea about development, testing and deployment through regular meetings and updates.

Seamless Product

As every iteration goes through the testing phase, it results in a better and bug-free product within the same deadline.

Flexibility and transparency

Cohesive and collaborative culture between developers, customers, testers and the product owner increases transparency and commitment towards offering enhanced user experience.

Speedy Development

Modular approach speeds up the development process without compromising on quality resulting in a highly-functional mobile app.

Stable User Experience

Agile focuses on enhancing the responsiveness, sustainability and longevity of app design by constant iterations and improvements leading to a stable user experience.

Meets User Expectations

User feedback is an important part of the agile development process. By listening to users during the development, the process saves one from costly mistakes and meet user expectations in a better way.

Agile has helped in simplifying the process of meeting user as well as business expectations. Also, apps developed through agile are highly-scalable and adaptable post-release. Understanding the sound theory on which agile approach is built, we create practical solutions by implementing the same in our routine app development schedules.

Agile App Development Lifecycle
Benefits of Hiring Remote Development and Outsourcing
Waterfall VS Hybrid VS Agile
Flexibility wins the case
 WaterfallIterative OR HybridAgile
Process
QualityFocus on quality changes hands between various development processes namely analysis, design, coding and testingFocus on quality shifts between analysis/design phase and coding/testing phaseFocus on quality is constant across all the aspects of app development owing to constant iterations and improvements based on feedback
Quality ControlBug-detection and fixing happens at the last stage of the app development processBugs are detected and fixed in every iteration.Early detection of bugs and consequent fixing after completion of every sprint. This leads to the stabilization of an app.
Constant ImprovementApps are improved based on client feedbacks from previous releases.Previous release feedback will be incorporated into next releases.Feedbacks after every sprint will be implemented during the next sprint.
RiskNo risk identification owing to zero feedback during development.Some form of risk identification during development and testing phase.Early identification and mitigation during development of every sprint.
RiskNo risk identification owing to zero feedback during development.Some form of risk identification during development and testing phase.Early identification and mitigation during development of every sprint.
User FeedbackAt the end of the projectAt the end of every iterationAt the end of every sprint
Planning
GoalsPhase-wise goal identification by defining start and end criteriaTeam-based goal segregation where analysis and design are handled by one team and coding and testing by another teamSprint-based approach where every aspect related to defined product backlogs/sprint backlogs has to be completed and produce a potentially shippable product.
ScopingProduct owner defines the product scope.Project manager decides the scope after consulting the product owner.Complete team of developers, designers, Scrum master and product owner collectively agree upon the product scope based on feasibility and other factors.
Development scheduleScheduling based on phase-wise milestone completionSchedule focuses on iteration-wise delivery commitmentStructured schedule based on release backlog and velocity. Time bound in short cycles of 1,2 or 3 weeks for different sprints
ReviewTeam needs to stick to the base plan for development. Rigid approach towards review.Team needs to stick to the base iteration plan.Team can review the plan periodically after every sprint.
Execution
Resource UtilizationRole specific resource utilization. Resources are restricted to work according to their role onlyRare role-switch over even in case or requirement.Everyone assigned on a sprint works collectively to complete the sprint in defined sprint duration. Efficient resource utilization
Ownership & ResponsibilityOwnership changes hands from one phase to anotherProject manager responsible for iteration deliveryAll the team members are collectively responsible for sprint completion. More transparent and accountable approach.
Task AssignmentSingle person (project manager) assigns the tasks for entire project.Project manager influence the task assignment processTeam members are assigned based on their specialization that can lead to successful delivery of a specific sprint.

Agile App Development FAQs

Why Agile methodology for app development?

Agile app development methodology enhances mobile app quality as it follows the process in well manner and thorough performance check can be done easily and quickly. Which leads to greater client satisfaction, greater transparency and faster return on investment.

What is Sprint-based Agile Development?

Sprint planning refers to determining product backlog items, and its discussion in the initial plan of the project on an event created in Scrum master. It involves product owners, team members, scrum master or coach. They together determines scope of the work, and detailed plan for the work.

What are the factors to consider while implementing Agile App development methodology?

Though agile app development process is helping industries to grow at faster pace, it is advised to brainstorm before implementing it by checking whether it suits to your process or not, how you can implement it in your task. Whether the in-house team member has the ability to implement it or you are hiring app developer who can help you follow the process. Identify the prototypes required, identify defects at the implementation stage, continual client engagement etc. one should take into consideration.

What are the good Agile App Development Companies?

There are multiple IT companies which follows hard-core agile app development process and Intuz is one of them which would like to emphasize upon. It helps companies to build best-in-class mobile apps from expert developers in the team who have continuously followed agile process to yield value-driven results.

Endnote

When we say we are committed to improving the quality of apps developed by Intuz, we mean it from the core of our heart. Years of app development experience has lent us valuable insights for making the development process more flexible for business owners. By adopting an agile methodology, we have successfully delivered hundreds of apps, to date. If you are someone who respects time and customer feedback for success, we can be the ideal app development partners owning to our agile development methodology. So, let’s connect, discuss your project and see how agile can work wonders for your next project.

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