Overview

We utilize our own Adaptive Agile Methodology, which means we adopt our Agile practices to meet our Clients' needs, not the other way around. This approach allows us to plug into Clients chosen development methodology, while adhering to best practices of Agile development that are critical to a successful delivery.

Adaptive Agile wraps around existing process on Client's side thus allowing for a smooth transition from in-house development to distributed teams paradigm. We don't impose agile practices upon our Clients, but rather we ensure all aspects of board SDLC are interconnected through common tools, communication channels and knowledge sharing.

The efficiency and output of standard SDLC phase such as requirements management, software development and quality assurance are emphasized by employing the best practices of agile approach.

When we become your Technology Services partner, we begin by working with you to gain a thorough understanding of the problem to be solved, from both business and technical perspectives. We then build a team of technical resources that would fit best with your existing team and processes.

Software Development and Solution Design

Today, more than ever before, companies of various sizes are challenged to meet market demands by developing products with higher quality, more complex feature sets, and internationalized to address globalized customer base - all the while reducing time-to-market, risk, and cost.

By utilizing our Adoptive Agile Methodology ZoolaTech is uniquely equipped to help clients build global product development organizations that could address these challenges. Our technical team possesses great experience in developing applications of different scale, on various platforms and for different industries using cutting-edge technologies.

We offer services for full range of software development and solution design. Here are some examples;

  • Design
    • Selecting architecture, design and platform
    • Design key features
    • Choose development strategy
    • UI prototyping
    • Proof of concept (POC)
    • Proof of technology (POT)
  • Development
    • Implement product functionality based on requirements
    • Resolving any technical issues
    • Support/training
  • Localization
    • Extracting and localizing strings
    • Updating graphic elements
    • Enabling run-time language switching
    • Resizing and rearranging dialog controls
    • Rebuilding resource files
    • Correctly formatting dates and times, currency values, and decimal numbers
  • Product porting
    • OS migration (Linux, Windows, etc.)
    • Technology migration (J2EE, .NET, etc.)
    • Technology upgrade (.NET 1.0, .NET 3.5, etc.)
    • Application server migration
    • Database migration/li>
    • Platform interoperability

Quality Engineering

We regard QE as an integral part of Adaptive Agile Methodology. We make sure that software design, development and QE related activities are closely bund through use of communication channels and knowledge sharing tools. Utilization of collaborative tools allows for immediate switch of gears between implementing new functionality and fixing issues required to sustain smooth progress.

QE process contributes to both software development and requirements management efforts. QE engineers posses the most comprehensive knowledge about business and solution. It’s only natural for them to assist other team members to gain a better understanding of product.

QE is a broad area and thinking of it from a mere functional perspective would be simply wrong. Apart from Functional, there’s a number of other QE services we provide. These are exercises of different complexity and requiring different skills, experience and level of system and business understanding.

We at ZoolaTech regard QA to be the foundation of any development process.

Project Management

If we were to mention only one reason for success of all of our projects, it would be the Project Management practices. We ensure thorough participation from every team member by emphasizing Team Distribution and introducing Coach role into the process. This contributes to the overall productivity and output. The best thing about introducing the the Adoptive Agile approach is that it does not require dramatic change to Project Management methodology practiced in-house. No matter whether it’s Waterfall, RUP or Iterative model that is practiced in your organization – we can make it work in agile way.

Communication between in-house and remote teams is an additional challenge that is successfully tackled within Adaptive Agile framework. Communication is largely based on established channels, sharing tools, calls schedule and on-site presence agreed before the project even starts. This improves the inter-team cooperation and project transparency for our Clients. We have the thorough understanding of the process from both Client and Provider standpoints because we’ve been Clients ourselves once.

User Experience and User Interface Design

With extensive experience in modeling user behavior for major Bay Area companies, we’ve got a very good grasp of online user mentality and how to get the user not only stay on your web-site but also proceed to the ‘checkout’ button.

We have a proven track of record in designing user workflows that can live up the highest standards of usability.