As businesses search for new ways to stay competitive in today's increasingly volatile market, investments in information technology (IT) continue to top many executives' wish lists. That is because many business leaders acknowledge the value of quality IT solutions like business management software.
These products can improve the productivity of a workforce and encourage better organization and effective financial management. It should come as little surprise that, in a 2012 study by the research firm Gartner, executives listed IT as the highest priority for investment. Respondents said they desired technology that could improve the way they serve customers, lead to greater innovations and increase or sustain their competitive advantage.
ISU Corp helps our clients achieve these goals by providing leading technology consulting, top IT software products and professional software development services. We build software products using a proven agile software development process that emphasizes responsiveness.
Understanding the agile software development process
Traditionally, software development has been an arduous process. Developers would spend a significant amount of time designing and then executing on development projects, and while the approach could yield results, it was not flexible to the changing needs of the customer. As a result, the agile and scrum software development processes were created.
This is the approach ISU Corp relies on during the software development process. We build our products in small 'iterations' that typically extend over one- to four-week time periods. We apply the same level of preparation to each individual iteration that we would apply for a large-scale development project, organizing tasks including planning, analysis, coding, testing and documentation. At the end of each iteration, the team re-assesses priorities and targets, and sometimes, a software product may be available for release.
How ISU Corp improved upon the agile software development process
At ISU Corp, we have augmented and improved upon this standard agile development process with help from our premier business project management software product, IS Unified. We developed IS Unified to help developers and businesses increase project productivity and workflow, building tools to enhance enterprise project management capabilities.
In turn, we rely on the IS Unified platform in-house to guide our own agile software development processes. With IS Unified, we centralize key project documentation, assets and objectives within our task management system. Changes are reflected within the IS Unified system, ensuring our agile development process is not delayed by the potentially time-consuming documentation process.
Real-time updates and incremental scheduling - the cornerstones of scrum development - ensure that our developers stay on-target but remain flexible and responsive to clients' changing needs.
Depend on ISU Corp to deliver leading software application development services
By relying on IS Unified, our developers are empowered to work within our agile and scrum development methodology. This has played a crucial role in ISU Corp's growth as a leading provider of custom software development services, but it has also offered us the perspective needed to offer seasoned consultancy to our clients.
We can design custom software to meet the needs of our customers, advise CIOs on the best ways to integrate a scrum development process in their own business and deliver our own proven agile project management software to help businesses implement this methodology. Through it all, we are focused on meeting our own high standards for customer satisfaction and support, and on firming up partnerships with our most valuable assets - our clients.
At ISU Corp, we believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our customers, and as a result, we work hard to ensure fruitful and productive business partnerships with each.