Agile Software Development
Open Plus combines on-shore UK retail sector expertise with our near-shore development team to deliver the benefits of Agile Software Development to the UK retail sector.
Benefits of Agile Software Development
We live in a changing world. The ability to adapt quickly is key to survival. Agile Software Development and specifically our use of 'Scrum' methodology provide the adaptability and responsiveness to new ideas and business and market developments to deliver projects to market for optimum returns for your business.
Shorter Time to Market
Our short 'Sprint' delivery cycle means we quickly deliver a functional system with key features, all in production quality code, without having to wait for the completed project, which comes later.
Incremental Delivery of Value
Based on the 80-20 rule, we work with you to identify and deliver key, that revenue-generating features first, allowing you to initially go to market with the most valuable features up and running, and subsequently fund the development of additional features using the revenue-related income.
In traditional, up-front project plans adding features increases risk. With Scrum's shorter delivery cycle and iterative, collaborative development, project rationale can tested frequently and de-risked as the progresses. Uniquely when features are discovered during the project that can improve returns or de-risk the project, they can be added in the next delivery cycle rather than waiting many months with traditional development.
Changes in the technical, political, competitive and regulatory environments bring challenges to the development of a project, and in a worst-case scenario, render it redundant before completion. The shorter delivery and feedback cycle in Scrum methodology means this environment and the project's purpose can constantly be analysed and modified accordingly to maintain competitiveness.
Open Plus and Scrum Methodology
Open Plus has UK delivery and software development bases in Oxford and Harrogate and a dedicated near-shore team of developers based in Hungary. Find out more about our Agile Software Development and retail industry experience by clicking on the link below.