Business leaders and IT professionals alike 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 commercial and industrial environments are founded in the ability to identify, articulate, and mutually agree upon the 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 our process to fit the customer’s needs, schedules, and certification requirements.
Genova’s Waterfall requirement analysis methodology creates a functional specification that captures and qualifies all customer requirements, while effectively eliminating costly, "gold-plated" features and wasted time and resources on redundant requirements. This comprehensive process allows customers to agree upon an optimal outcome and track progress from the requirement 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 on-time and on-budget.
When using an Agile development methodology incorporated into traditional requirement-based development processes, Genova’s engineers lead and participate in planning activities such as sprint planning, backlog grooming, creating user stories, and estimating story points. They also incorporate Test Driven Development (TDD) processes throughout the program. Genova 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 program plan through prototype, field deployment, follow-on support, and legacy maintenance, including quality and management documentation and artifacts.