Bryant Technologies, Inc. (BTI) ‘s methodologies reflect its commitment to serving customers with fixed price development efforts. Created with specific goals in mind, these methodologies allow BTI to deliver finished product to the customer quickly and efficiently. This also provides a structured, yet challenging environment for our development teams. By working within the boundaries of these methodologies, we ensure we are meeting the customer’s pre-determined requirements without issues such as cost and scope creep.
- Project Planning
- Project Management and Development
- Quality Assurance
The most critical component to any software development effort is identifying system requirements. Traditionally, this has been a time consuming and error prone process. Functional interpretation of system requirements can vastly differ between end users and technical staff. BTI eliminates this problem and shortens the requirements process with a Project Planning Methodology. This methodology involves eliciting user requirements visually, in a managed, rapid application prototyping process, which provides the customer with a complete blueprint of the development effort. This methodology has 3 distinct components:
- Project Prototyping
- Identifying deliverables
- Defining project timeline
This process gives the customer a detailed task list and timeline of the development effort and allows them to see how the finished product will function before coding begins
A substantial portion of BTI business is built around the delivery of complete software products to our customers. We have developed a Project Management methodology designed to ensure the successful completion of a project. This methodology is comprised of the following components:
- Working closely with the customer throughout the project life cycle
- Structuring projects to allow for incremental milestones and deliverables
- Assigning Project Managers to oversee the project and make business, staffing and production decisions based on the customer’s specific needs.
In addition to this methodology, BTI projects are often of varying length and scope, which allows for significant flexibility in staffing and resource management. This ability to remain flexible is another reason why BTI has built lasting relationships with some of the nation’s most distinguished organizations.
BTI understands Quality Assurance is an essential component of software development. Although commonly associated with a testing phase, Quality Assurance is an important aspect of every step in the development life cycle and an essential component ensuring customer satisfaction. For this reason, BTI has developed a number of procedures used extensively during development cycles to enhance our Quality Assurance efforts. More importantly, rigorous Quality Assurance methodology was designed to quickly and repeatedly verify software is functioning properly prior to its delivery to the customer. This methodology is based on the following components:
- Development of a test plan,
- Creation of a test environment to support the testing process
- Automation execution of the test plan
To accomplish this goal, BTI creates an Acceptance Testing Process as soon as possible. In addition to executing the Test Plan, we work with the customer to create additional test cases, as well as encourage the customer and other potential users to subject the software to random testing of all functions.