Software developers often work with clients around the world, while at the same time, a growing number of software development companies are embracing remote work.
Nowadays, new technologies allow remote collaboration and streamline processes across all industries. Remote work is no longer a novelty, especially among software developers. However, from a business perspective, it can be challenging to develop software fully remotely. When looking for the best remote software partner, you may have some doubts and questions about how remote software development looks like.
Keep learning to find out how IT Infonity handles this process and why it can be useful for your business.
Why is it worth to develop software remotely?
Well, there are two sides to every coin. Some professionals prefer to work face-to-face and rely heavily on stakeholders when they meet. However, this traditional approach is outdated and unpopular in most cases.
On the other hand, long-term collaboration in software development can be easy for many businesses. At IT Infonity, we continue most of our work remotely, as most of our clients come from abroad.
Remote software development certainly creates more opportunities, because you can hire a expert team from all over the world with affordable price. Find a best service provider without limiting yourself when it comes to location. Even the most complete and complex solutions can be built anywhere in the world. To do so, you need to partner with world-class experts and use the right online collaboration tools.
Even if you live in the same country as the software company, you can still spend a lot of time on transportation, not to mention travel expenses. Additionally, online meetings can be shorter than in-person meetings. They can work well and deliberately because of their solid form. Regular communication is a must-have for the strong collaboration when a customer decisions are important. Some forms of online collaboration are mandatory in all cases.
Remote Software Development with IT Infonity
Almost all of IT Infonity’s projects were developed fully remotely. We have worked on more than 300 digital products with clients located abroad. Over the years, we have mastered long-distance collaboration with customers from different countries. Therefore, we have faced the challenge of working with customers living in different time zones. We have gained lots of experience in our niche and we are happy to share our approach to software development.
To start developing software remotely with IT Infonity, you don’t need any specific documentation, knowledge about technology or development methodology. We’ll assist you through the whole process so that you only need to have your business goals in mind, and we’ll take care of the technology side.
Software Development Life-Cycle Meetings
We organise online discovery meetings to align the customer vision across all stakeholders. Such meetings can help potential customers make the final decision regarding our partnership. Thanks to a series of goal-oriented exercises, collectively we can find answers to all product-related questions. For further collaboration, it is important to evaluate the business idea, determine the design or re-define product scope. Based on the data collected, we can establish deliverables such as MVP releases.
Once a client decides to work with us, we set up a kick-off meeting dedicated to every person involved in the project development lifecycle. That way, we can discuss project roles and deliverables, as well as make sure that we and customer are on same page regarding the project scope.
As a result of a kick-off meeting, we create a roadmap, set up a timeline, milestones and priorities, as well as choose the functional hierarchy of software development. In conclusion, customers will know when to expect an MVP and the next releases of their products.
These online meetings are conducted to learn about end-users preferences and customers inputs regarding UX and UI iterations. During such meetings, we want to finalise the UI and UX according to the business goals and usability concept of a digital product.
Communication and project management
During the remote software development process, smooth communication is the key to success. We suggest meeting online at least once a week for an update regarding project progress. Some of our customers are willing to engage in the process on daily bases. We’re happy to include customers in our daily scrum meetings for more effective cooperation, if they wish.
We’re flexible when it comes to choosing communication channels, and we’re glad to join our customers on Hangouts or Skype or any other customer provided project management tool like Slack, Basecamp, Trello, Freedcamp, Jira, etc. It help our customer to track our performance and check out new changes, as well as make sure there are no delays in project deliverables. We upload comprehensive documentation in project management tools including roadmaps, graphic designs, technical requirements, test cases and minutes of meetings.
Moreover, as we encourage our clients not only to review our progress but also to contribute to the documentation if needed. That way, we can work together, in spite of the long distance.
Selecting IT Infonity as your remote software development partner leverages you the best industrial programmers and peace of mind.