When you’ve got a ‘game-changer’ software idea as an entrepreneur or a larger enterprise, you need a different way to execute your project than the everyday development firm.At Appster we work exclusively with high risk, innovative and disruptive projects in mobile, web, cloud and wearable technologies when speed and getting it right are important.
After literally hundreds of projects we think we know why 95% of outsourced IT projects fail, blowing budget and timelines and shipping low-quality code.
They don’t practice what we’ve phased: Rapid Agile.
Here’s a few things we believe:
We believe that process and tools have their place. But the real way to build a great product is to be focused on authentic communication and making sure we are totally transparent about what we’re building. We don’t believe in hiding behind email and Gantt charts when something goes wrong.
We believe spending months documenting every situation that could occur during development is a financially negligent and butt-covering activity, because as soon as a single variable changes that documentation is useless.
Instead we believe in focusing on shipping fortnightly software updates, communicating daily and producing robust mobile and web products – not just big documents talking about what we’re going to do.
We believe most development contracts set a project up to fail from day #1. We value collaboration rather than using a contract as a weapon to get out of doing required work or focusing more on contract compliance than working with the client on building something great.
That’s why we have designed a legally binding collaborative contract; you can make changes mid-way, you can launch your app earlier and cancel your agreement and you have incredible amounts of transparency on the work being achieved, previously impossible in traditional contracts.
We believe that every client and developer is human; there’s no way to plan every variable that could occur upfront and put it in a contract. We also know that great ideas occur midway through development and when we start seeing progress. Traditional development penalises this.
At Appster we believe planning is valuable, but we also understand the need to adapt ourselves around market changes.
Rapid Agile is a combination of Rapid requirements gathering combined with iterative
development practices adapted from SCRUM, Extreme Programming & Kanban.