IT professionals are often frustrated by delivering applications that fail to satisfy customer expectations. This occurs most often because needs and requirements were not adequately understood and captured prior to execution. Successful project outcomes in avionics and aerospace environments are founded in the ability to identify, articulate, and mutually agree upon end results and processes before beginning.
Genova’s expertise with delivering requirements in both Agile and Waterfall environments, and our focus on continuous Test Driven Development (TDD) in our application of Agile techniques, allow Genova and our clients to tailor processes to fit the customer’s needs, schedules, and certification requirements.
Genova’s Waterfall requirements analysis methodology creates a functional specification that captures and qualifies all customer requirements, while effectively eliminating costly, "gold-plated" features. This comprehensive process allows customers to agree upon an optimal outcome and track progress from the requirements document: through development, documentation, testing, and release. This proven methodology helps eliminate “scope creep”, reduces risks, and provides customer control over costs, consistently delivering projects per specifications, on-time, and on-budget.
Sprint Planning and Testing
When using an Agile development methodology incorporated into traditional DO-178 requirements-based development processes, Genova’s engineers lead and participate in planning activities such as sprint planning, backlog grooming, creating user stories, estimating story points, and incorporating Test Driven Development (TDD) processes throughout the program. Genova also participates in release planning to help define features to be implemented in upcoming sprints.
Genova can provide expertise, templates, development, testing documentation, and audit support to deliver requirements and test/audit artifacts, from the initial Plan for Software Aspects of Certification (PSAC), through supporting clients in the final SOI 4 certification package and audits.