i-Proving™

A better way to build software.

Intelliware has been developing software since 1990. Over the years we have learned that process and people are the key factors in developing quality software.

Technologies, frameworks, languages and platforms come and go, but the challenges of stitching them together remain. Without good people using good processes, quality software development is not possible. i-Proving™ is Intelliware’s hybrid of Agile and software development practices. It enables us to leverage best practices and approaches that have been fine-tuned over the years, and has the flexibility to be tailored according to the project and customer’s requirements. We have successfully delivered hundreds of applications and systems on time and on budget for large, small and start-up companies across a vast array of industry sectors.

What makes i-Proving™ so successful?

Build the simplest thing that works:

Far too often, clients become focused on features they think they need to solve a business problem that is really not as complex as they make it out to be. As well, software developers sometimes try to be uniquely clever and make the solution overly complex. These two dynamics are often the reason that projects are late, over budget and the application does not do what you really need it to do. We focus on breaking down both the business requirements and the technology solution into the simplest components that add value. Embrace change at the start: You can’t know exactly what you want the solution to be at the outset of a project. Our approach embraces this fact and facilitates the need to do continual prioritization and planning with both the business user and the developers in concert. We steer to the end goal in a very iterative way.

Quality above all else:

Our engineering roots have driven us to ensure that everything we build works upon launch and continues to work the way it is supposed to. We are relentless about quality through the entire engagement. Over 95% of all software we’ve built is in production today and working the way we promised the client it would.

Accelerated prototyping to get something to the client quickly:

We start every project with a Roadmap to plan out the work – the right work according to the business priorities. We augment this planning effort by quickly building prototypes of the alternatives to determine what is viable. By doing this, we know where we can be successful, and where the risks lie, before we start.

Benefits of Intelliware’s i-Proving™ methodology

  • Project risk is managed and mitigated
  • i-Proving™ is scalable
  • Focused development teams are highly productive
  • Iterative development teams can be flexibly deployed

Knowledge transfer

Our processes are designed so that our customers are able to independently manage ongoing development and maintenance of the solution. We believe knowledge transfer is most effective when it is done incrementally through the life of the project. Therefore, our goal is to engage our customers in architectural, design and operational discussions and decisions so knowledge transfer is a continuous activity. Our approach seeks to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the development process by having domain experts and client representatives in the project room working with the team. Client representatives provide significant value by helping the team understand and prioritize requirements, identify resources, and help the team understand the nuances of the business environment. This ensures that what is being built is what is actually needed.

Quality Assurance

Testing is central to the way Intelliware develops software.

Our i-Proving™ Agile process is forged from test driven development (automated unit, integration and web tests), and is augmented with continual Quality Assurance (manual and automated).

For us, testing encompasses the entire software development lifecycle, not just at major milestones. By designing code to be testable, and by making testing an integral part of the development process, code quality is dramatically improved and flexibility is enhanced. The result is code that is delivered production ready, meets specification and is easy to maintain and develop further. Intelliware offers a range of testing mechanisms, including:

  • Unit Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • Web Testing
  • Mobile Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Developer Acceptance Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Rapid Testing
  • System Integration Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Load Testing
  • Regression Testing

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