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Introduce UI in your maintenance sprints and increase your software life expectancy

Frédéric LASNIER
CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)

For nine years now, we have been using agile practices. Last year, we reached the milestone of over 250 products created. Thanks to our experience, we are seeing increasing improvements compared to where we started.

I’ve already talked to you about agile governance, in which we help our clients make major progress. However, at the same time, we also see a real, extremely beneficial trend of extending sprints to new product fields, beyond just pure development. This started very long ago with quality assurance (QA, which Pentalog has built into development sprints since the beginning).

agile teams - agile sprints

A dedicated development team includes a scrum master, front-end and back-end developers, QA technicians, and an architect. Contact us to set up your own team!

Today, we see our clients wanting to add user experience and user interface design (UX and UI) into their planning, which we encourage. This is done with two initial development sprints: one for UX and one for UI.

The idea is to create a work flow for you using the same methods as Facebook or Spotify. This allows you to deliver much more often and with better quality, to continuously add value to your products, to forget the word “maintenance,” to extend the life of your products, to add new users while retaining old ones… And did I mention adding value?

But, very soon, we’ll be going even further. As much as possible, our sprints will incorporate:

  • A product owner (PO)
  • UX/UI design
  • Dev
  • QA (as we’ve been doing for 10 years now)
  • Security and integrity (i.e., the EU’s GDPR), as always, based on security of coding
  • A MAP: marketing automation platform
  • Search engine optimization (SEO), when needed
  • Pay-per-click (PPC) marketing: for FB and AdWords campaigns
  • Content
  • Data analysis (already done on a few projects)

Your customers and employees will love it. As will your shareholders.

I’ve already written a little article that goes a bit more in depth about UX and UI.

agile team - development sprints

We give our clients the option of adding digital design professionals to their development teams. These include a product owner, a UX/UI designer, and specialists for marketing automation, customer relationship management (CRM), SEO, PPC, and content.

Pentalog has a wide variety of agile resources that guarantee the success of your projects. After nine years of agile practices, we can offer you the best solution to reduce time-to-market and to quickly boost your business.

 

Learn more:

Gathering Reliable Data to Appreciate Agile Performance, from Developers to the CEO!

Agile transformation: connecting the dots of a two-year transition to agile best practices

 

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