An Improved Software Development Process for Small and Medium Businesses
Small and medium scale businesses that manage to beat the competition and emerge as a successful brand have two things in common:
- relentless focus on the fundamental of the business
- exceptional capability of identifying and riding on a trending technological wave.
But how do they achieve this? How do they manage their software development process and focus on the core of their business?
We, at Systango, a software development company London, have worked with many small and medium scale businesses and we suggest them a model for software development that is not similar to the one adopted for large scale enterprises.
Here is the approach we follow for small and medium scale based software development:
Custom software development:
The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t go well with small and medium scale businesses. SMEs demand bespoke software solutions depending upon their unique goals and processes. A solution-oriented approach and a thorough QA process should be adopted, a solution that is too complex could cause problems instead of helping it move forward.
Agile Methodology embraces the uncertainty surrounding the requirement (which is often the case with small and medium scale businesses) by measuring the project on vision, cost and schedule rather than on scope, cost and schedule. The overall idea of using this methodology is to change the development process into a collaborative approach where customer feedback can be processed early.
The Right Tech Stack
For SMEs, it is better to choose a tech stack that doesn’t require too many changes or updates. SMEs often face challenges in software development due to budget constraints. Picking up a programming language that requires frequent updates would increase the overall budget of the client. Hence, while choosing a tech stack for small or medium scale business, it is imperative to keep this in mind.
Most of the small and medium scale businesses out there lack tech-based resources. From brainstorming of an idea to developing a prototype, deployment of final product, and product maintenance, for every single step, they are dependent on the software development agency they have hired. Providing the client with the right guidance and on-going maintenance becomes paramount in this case.
We, at Systango, are amongst the leading software companies in UK and have helped small and medium-sized businesses from various domains to go digital. We provide our clients with software that is well-planned and boasts of the agile core for future maintenance and updates.