The best way to get great results

We undertake all our work via a collaborative Agile development approach. It’s used by the world’s best IT companies. That means we work very closely with the right people in your business. By doing that, we will make your service delivery system stable, fast and friendly.

Another thing that you’ll probably like is that all of our developers are in-house. Unlike many IT firms we don’t believe in chopping and changing our staff or dealing with body shops. When we recruit somebody they join the Zoodata family. This promotes consistency, quality and a good long term relationship between our developers and clients.

What does an Agile development approach really mean?

  • We deliver you working software as early and as frequently as possible. It is the primary way we measure how well we’re doing.
  • We welcome and plan for changes in requirements, rather than simply managing them and sticking rigidly to a plan that stopped making sense when the rubber hit the road.
  • We talk to you face-to-face wherever you are.
  • We’ll need easy access to the key decision makers and end users in your organisation.
  • We change how long we spend on different steps depending on the situation, for example, you might already have well defined requirements.
  • We prioritise working software over comprehensive documentation.

Why will that help you get the best result?

  • Frequent feedback gives us the ability to learn fast and increase the effectiveness of your software. It also eliminates costly surprises.
  • Software development is about communication and invention and face-to-face conversation is the best form of communication. Talking to you at your offices increases the quality of your new or upgraded service delivery system even further.
  • You get a system that works, not just a heavy detailed document that needs constant updating to be potentially useful.
  • You pay for what you need and not for some heavy, opaque and rigid process.
  • We change how long we spend on different steps depending on the situation, for example, you might already have well defined requirements.
  • You maximise organisational buyin and engagement with the improved system.

Finally, all of our developers are based in-house. Unlike many IT firms we don’t believe in chopping and changing our staff or dealing with body shops. When we recruit somebody they join the Zoodata family. We believe this promotes consistency, quality and a good long term relationship between our developers and clients.

You can find out more about Agile development here, via an excellent article by Vision (2006) Why Your Business Needs Agile Software Development or simply ask us when we meet.