Building systems to improve both the quality and speed of development
Agile development requires both quality and speed to be pursued. SHIFT ensures quality by executing tests from the perspective of what needs to be given priority when checking sprints. At the same time, we automate tests that are performed multiple times to reduce human errors while also improving test efficiency.
In addition to the testing phase, SHIFT participates from the requirement definition and development planning process to support the development performed by the customer. By reviewing the “user stories” that define requirements, we identify functional contradictions and factors that may cause problems at an early stage and implement improvements for preventing repeat work.
SHIFT can provide support that meets the unique environmental conditions of the customer, such as when design documents have not been adequately created. Even in such cases, we can utilize our experience based on analyzing the specifications of various quality assurance projects to quickly build customer systems.
When many engineers are accustomed to waterfall development, it is difficult to penetrate the company with agile development. SHIFT supports the construction of customer systems for agile development from various angles, such as visualizing issues and stimulating communication, as well as facilitating meetings.
SHIFT can automate operational work performed with a specified method, such as the build and deploy of deliverables. Improving work efficiency via automation shortens the release cycle of agile development and enables stable releases.
To construct systems, agile development requires speed and, therefore, the ease of testing is a key factor. SHIFT supports system construction that considers the ease of testing based on the many cases we have worked on in the past.
In the agile development support provided by SHIFT, scenario testing based on work flows and regression testing are positioned as the test sprint. Separating scenario testing from the development sprint achieves an environment where engineers can focus more on development.
In addition to the adoption of agile development and support for system construction, SHIFT can predict potential risks in agile development based on our experiences and provide support to reduce the burden on the project owner, such as building a system that enables flexible handling of such risks.