Our methods: scrum and agile

Scrum and agile have become familiar concepts in the workplace. We’ll gladly tell you a bit more about how we use this philosophy and methodology at RIFF.

Why scrum and agile?

Naturally, the first thing to ask is why do we use scrum and agile? The core answers are: flexibility, insight and more influence. We want to use the insight we obtain while we are developing a product: it’s simply impossible to come up with a complete product in advance. Using scrum and agile lets you retain flexibility as you develop the final product, and you can make use of all relevant insights during the development process. With a more rigid methodology, it’s more difficult to make changes during the process. Besides, our method also makes proper budgeting a lot easier.

What does a process look like at RIFF?

RIFF Digital Technology’s methodology can be divided into 5 clear steps: preparation, design sprints, development sprints, customer acceptance sprints and, ultimately the go-live. We’ll briefly explain this process below:

  1. Preparation: this is the part of the process in which an experienced business consultant will translate your needs & wishes into a clear, efficient plan. Together, we’ll draw up a backlog of tasks in a technical session. In this phase, we also work out the customer’s wishes in greater detail, allowing the design team to get started.
  2. Design sprints: in this second phase, we decide how many design iterations will take place. We draw up a design based on the wishes identified in the initial preparation phase. We then present this design to the customer, who, naturally, is given the chance to give feedback. We cooperate closely in order to achieve perfect results
  3. Development sprints: it’s time for the third phase, characterized by bi-weekly schedules. These schedules specify which wishes we will be tackling in each two-week period. We develop the functionalities that underlie the wishes identified during the preparatory stage
  4. Customer acceptance sprints: in this phase, we present what we’ve made. As the name of this phase suggests, this is also when the customer gets to decide whether all their requirements have been met. If they haven’t, we return to the drawing board. If they have, we continue to the next phase!
  5. Finally, there’s the go live. When everyone is fully satisfied, we can go live!

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