At The Workshore, the team tries to brainstorm ideas on how to create an innovative working environment so that we can get the best out of the team members. We always want to be agile and open to risks while maintaining high quality.
It is not very difficult to design a software development process which modifies itself for each extreme. If you just care about maintaining good quality, you can have a senior level executive who manages all the important decisions very precisely. Or if speed is your number 1 priority, you can ask your software developers to deliver any product they want with minimum supervision. Some processes are very unmanageable. Proper mentoring is very important to guide new people on how to get things done.
At The Workshore, we try to stabilize all of these by regulating our best practices. However, we also allow the project leaders to use their judgment to skip or shorten some steps. We have many checkpoints which help the team to get assured that they are on the right track before starting their work.
We use organizers for every project. Each team working on their individual project creates their own board and a checklist for the tasks. As soon as this is done they start working on it.
1. Our team of software developers follows an extensive brainstorming procedure in 2 different phases. One is for the issues and the other is for its possible solutions. This distinction allows the whole team to stay on the same page. Our first checkpoint is about evaluating the scope and objectives of the project before we analyze the solutions.
2. Earlier our software developers were very dependent. Each developer would go into a random task of different projects and provide invaluable inputs. This approach was not only time-consuming but also became frustrating when the Developer didn’t understand the task and sent a wrong message to the clients.
Now, every software developer works independently on the tasks. Having a client by their side, developers are making heavy calls, going LIVE or doing a big launch. This makes the teams take leadership decisions and work together on the same level.
3. Client and project Research are very important, and our software developers use it on every step in the process: During the first stage when we are doing analytic research, in the middle when we are designing and testing prototypes, and during the last stage when we deploy staging programs where we get a detailed feedback from our clients.
4. A single channel for all the upcoming deployment of different projects and tasks keep the traffic in control. This way software developers, quality analysts and clients task get assigned and create cross-functional teamwork. Then all the communications get centralized so that the project releases do not clash with each other and make successful deployments.
5. Continuous learning is a very important part of The Workshore culture. The teams collaborate with each other and learn from the senior leaders. The meeting includes many steps of the software development process. It ranges from brainstorming ideas, to getting feedback, and to get the final acknowledgment before a big launch.
The process is important to give independence to the team as well as to mentor them. The leaders could also reject a plan, but that never happens. However, the leaders do give suggestions and leave the decisions in the team’s hands.
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