The first phase of any project is gathering business requirements to understand what the customer wants. It is only when we agree on the business needs that we can move on to the fun stuff—design and construction.
Developers often like to follow the Nike creed: Just do it!. However, considering yourself to be a "doer" is great when you need a 5 hours for a quick fix, but when you are working on a 10,000 hours project, thorough analysis of business needs and processes is essential for successful planning and completion of your project.
This is why we are trying to understand and define everything that our customer needs before we proceed with the project planning.
Cutting corners in project planning is a recipe for disaster, no matter what the reason. The initiation phase is critical to the success of the project as it establishes its core foundations.
Resisting the urge to jump right in it, most of the time gives better results. Proper planning, based on a good requirements analysis always leads to faster project completion by vastly reducing the time, effort and rework required to get desired result.
God plan has lucid and concise objectives and goals, in order to direct the development of the project and to point what measure is practiced to evaluate growth and end outcomes.
Why Agile? By involving the client in every step of the project, there is a high degree of collaboration between the client and project team, providing more opportunities for the team to truly understand the client’s vision.
An Agile approach provides a unique opportunity for clients to be involved throughout the project, from prioritizing features to iteration planning and review sessions to frequent software builds containing new features.
By allowing the client to determine the priority of features, the team understands what's most important to the client’s business, and can deliver features in the most valuable order.
By breaking down the project into manageable units, the project team can focus on high-quality development, testing, and collaboration. Also, by producing frequent builds and conducting testing and reviews during each iteration, quality is improved by finding and fixing defects quickly and identifying expectation mismatches early.
Continuous delivery is a software development strategy to optimize and speed-up deployment and delivery of high-quality software by using smart automation.
It prioritizes the rapid integration of new ideas that are continually released and tested on users instead of having long planning and multi-month release schedules.
Continuous delivery relies on automation and the implementation of the right tools but also on improving the organizational structure of the team for maximizing the output.