Methodologies

Lifecycle Methodologies and Tools

methodologies-160x160Hipgnosis Vision development team employs project methodologies based on the customers’ specific requirements. Hipgnosis Vision has proven expertise on the following operation models:

Waterfall Model

Commonly acknowledged as a classic procedure to the systems development life-cycle, the waterfall model represents a development procedure that is linear and sequential. This methodology is called the waterfall methodology because each phase flows naturally into the next phase like water over a series of falls. Waterfall methodology has individual objectives for each phase of development. This operational model is considered an ideal choice when the array of software requirements is clearly declared at the inception of the project.

The Waterfall Workflow Model for Development Process:

Analysis
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Design
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Implementation
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Testing
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Product

Agile Development Methodology

This operational model is most effective when not all requirements are clearly specified from the start, and may be subject to a high rate of change.

We focus on:

  • People and interactions over procedures and tools
  • Functional applications over elaborated documentation
  • Customer interrelation over stiff contract negotiation
  • Flexibility over going along with the plan

The method promotes close team relationships, close working environment arrangements, and other procedures boosting team spirit as contrasting to standardized procedures and development tools. The essential goal of the team is to constantly generate tested functioning software. New releases are produced at regular intervals, typically bi-monthly or monthly. The developers are encouraged to maintain the code simple, unsophisticated, and, as technical as possible, as a result decreasing documentation hassle to a proper level. The collaboration between the developers and the clients is favored over stiff contracts and the purpose of negotiation process is to reach and preserve a dynamic interconnection. Agile Development is concentrated on delivering business value without delay as the project starts, as a result is diminishing the risks of non-achievement regarding the contract.
The development group, involving both software developers and customer delegates, should be in the known, experienced and qualified to consider potential correction needs arising throughout the development process life-cycle. This means that the associates are ready to make adjustments as well as the existing contracts are created with tools that sustain and empower these improvements to be made.
The agile method does not comprise in the practices it use, but its acknowledgment of individuals as the prime leaders of project accomplishment, tied together with a deep concentration on efficiency and flexibility.