Jump in the agile approach with DeSmart

At Desmart, we focus not only on coding, but on delivering the profitable solutions for our client’s business. Our dedication demands an Agile Approach where we work in partnership with our clients, ensure open communication, and frequent inspection and adaptation of our work.

What Is the Agile Mindset All About?

By saying we possess an Agile mindset, we mean that all our work is primarily done to satisfy the users’ needs. We also understand and respect your customers’ needs and the underlying goal to do good business with the product we develop.

Our work focuses on the early and continuous delivery of business value throughout development. To us, adding value to our customers’  business means that we focus on delivering working software that is somewhat usable even in the early stages of development.

We have practices in project planning, management, and monitoring put in place to accomplish this. We seek to effectively collaborate with all business stakeholders to ensure technical excellence by the delivery team.

Trust is an essential aspect of our development process, along with daily cooperation and transparency. You have the same access to the product as the development team and can test, accept, or reject the work done at any point during the process.

You can also alter any future plans regarding the direction of the product. This makes you a team member, as you are just as crucial to the product’s success.

By collaborating with us at all stages, you can be sure that the time and money you have invested in product development is spent wisely.

Just look into what the Scrum process looks like in DeSmart

Main Advantages of Using Scrum Framework

The Scrum Process has several advantages, listed below:

  • One person takes on the role of the Product Owner, and a clear vision and decisions are established regarding the product goals. As managers, they can collaborate with other business stakeholders, making decisions or collecting information/data. They serve as the single point of contact, representing all their associates.
  • Product Backlog is created and serves as a primary source of information for both the client and the development team regarding all work needed to be done to reach our goals.
  • The product development team is self-organized and cross-functional. This means they can advise you and find solutions for complex problems that arise, taking responsibility for their work.
  • By organizing the work into cycles (sprints), predictability in our work is established, ensuring a trusting relationship with our clients.
  • With every sprint, the goal is to deliver part of a product you can use from the beginning.
  • During periodic meetings, our work is summarized and assessed, our process is improved, and new goals are set. This makes clients feel secure as we take the time to consult with them and re-assess our strategy
  • The Scrum Master serves as the facilitator in this process and is your guide along the way to successfully meeting your goals.

About Scrum Methodology at DeSmart

The main advantage of an Agile approach is that throughout all the stages of product development, we have opportunities to learn and improve both the product and the development process. We are inspired to improve our process at every sprint. Using Scrum methodology allows us to work using an Agile approach.

The Scrum Master holds a vital role in making sure these improvements take place during every phase. Their role is to manage the development process, including facilitating the product and the team working on the product. Every member is equally important and committed not only as an individual but as a team.

There is also great importance placed on our work cycle, dividing it into 1-2-week sections called sprints. Each sprint is focused on tasks where we deliver a finished piece of work. We also use self-assessment techniques to encourage our growth both as individuals and as a team. After every sprint, a retrospective meeting is held where we conduct these assessments. Using this framework, we improve with every sprint, improving both the product and the process itself.

Look at the 12 agile manifesto principles we apply in everyday job

  • Satisfy Customers Through Early & Continuous Delivery

  • Welcome Changing Requirements Even Late in the Project

  • Deliver Value Frequently

  • Break the Silos of Your Project

  • Build Projects Around Motivated Individuals

  • The Most Effective Way of Communication is Face-to-face

  • Working Software is the Primary Measure of Progress

  • Maintain a Sustainable Working Pace

  • Continuous Excellence Enhances Agility

  • Simplicity is Essential

  • Self-organizing Teams Generate Most Value

What our clients say about our software development services

DeSmart Software Development has succeeded where several other companies have not. I started this project with a certain vision of what I wanted, but no other companies have been able to provide me with what I wanted. With DeSmart Software Development, I have gotten what I wanted and more.
We received a great deal of effort for our money, and I’m happy with our collaboration. The quality of work was professional, and their team identified any bugs by themselves most of the time. Based on the ideas we provided, they came back with an improved solution. They also gave us extra product functionalities.
The initial meeting we had with DeSmart before we started the project was really effective. I recommend doing so if you have the opportunity. Also, their communication, speed of development, and expertise were impressive. DeSmart was excellent at providing their own ideas, which benefited the project greatly.
DeSmart is synonymous with service quality. The company works in a truly agile mode, regularly delivering work increments, which allows to quickly and easily synchronise on requirement details. I was especially impressed with the dev team’s capability to quickly learn and start using our new APIs.
I’d highlight that their ability to adapt is exceptional. We didn’t go with a fixed scope and ended up with a different product than we’d had in mind. They were accommodating of changes and adjustments. That made them very easy to work with. They were also very transparent about pricing, which we appreciated.
I was impressed with their developers' efficiency, speed, and flexibility . Cooperation was smooth and uninterrupted. Monitoring of resource consumption to be improved. Great culture fit. Good value for cost. Company values aligned.

FAQ

We realize you might not be familiar with all the aspects of the software development process. So here are a few pointers and explanations you might find helpful. And if you have more questions, send us a message, and we’ll get back with the answers.

What are the first steps when we start working together?

1.We always start with consulting your project with our product and business teams to see if we’re indeed a good fit.

2.We’ll then create a cost estimate and a proposed timeline.
Then we’ll organize workshops to help us define the business and product requirements so that we can build the best software solution for your needs. The people who took part in the workshops will make up the foundation of your project team.

3.We sign the contract and set up a kickoff meeting to nail down all the project details.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of the technologies you use?

Our development team will talk you through all the benefits and drawbacks of a specific technology for your specific project so that you know all you need to know to make your decision before you actually make it.
One of DeSmart’s core values is transparency, and we always inform our clients about any risks involved.

Will I work with a dedicated contact person on your team?

This really depends on your requirements. We have project managers, testers, and developers on board, and everyone’s equally involved in the project. This means you can talk directly to the developer working on your software and avoid the usual miscommunication that can happen when information travels through the hands and keyboards of multiple people.

Do you use project management software like, e.g. Jira?

Yes, we communicate using Slack and Jira and try not to use email too much. We’re also open to adjusting to the tools your company uses.

Are you a stable company?

Oh, we are. In the past 19 years, we’ve completed over 200 projects and have a full-time in-house team of about 30 people. We’re also the founding members of sodapl.com – the Polish Software Development Association. Go to https://clutch.co/profile/desmart to read what our current and past clients have said about working with us.

Why would I want to work with you?

We’re a boutique software house hiring a maximum of 30 people. Among other things, this means that your project is always a priority for us – we just can’t take on too many projects at a time. We’re also super honest and transparent and will always give you a clear picture of what’s going on.

Our team includes experts with many years of experience, and we’re often asked by other software houses to support them with their projects.

We also have a unique company culture. We’re teal-oriented and value a human approach to software development (which is why “Human-first software development” is our tagline) and work in general. And you can see it both in how we run the company and the way we work with our clients.

Who can I talk to about an upcoming project?

Set up call with Bartosz Drzewiński - here's his calendar.

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