Big Brain Development Approach

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The word "Agile" divides those in software development. We can use an agile approach, where we anticipate changes will occur and plan to allow these to occur with minimal risk, a plan driven approach where risk is minimised by extensive planning in advance, or more usually some sort of combination of the two tailored to your requirements, the degree you wish to be involved in the process and your attitude to risk. We are experienced in the various techniques that can be applied to make "Agile" or "Plan-Driven" work such as Scrum, Kanban, XP and TDD.

Sometimes development work is best done in the UK (usually where requirements are complex and can only effectively be communicated by face to face contact), but at other times it is more cost-effective to develop overseas but manage and review development from the UK. We have adopted different approaches with different clients and consulted on the various options.

Example - Oil Trading

Big Brain Intelligence's consultants have advised on a development approach for an oil trading company. They wished to outsource development overseas to reduce costs. Sub-projects were identified where communication could prove difficult and that needed to be intensively managed and reviewed in the UK and others were identified that were a lower risk requiring less management time and allowing managers time to develop their business.

Example - Recruitment

Big Brain Intelligence has worked with a recruitment company to develop a web site offering a new way of putting candidates in touch with employers. An Agile approach was used for this with 2 week iterations. The clients costs were kept to a minimum by outsourcing most development work overseas, but managing and reviewing this in the UK to ensure quality standards were met.

Big Brain Intelligence uses an agile development approach for developing software