When a company considers hiring a consulting firm, they want someone who can work with them and utilize a development approach compatible with their existing approach. When developing and implementing a software solution, two methodologies come to mind; waterfall and agile. The waterfall methodology is built around the idea that time spent early on making sure requirements and design are correct saves time and effort later. Each phase is correctly completed before moving on to the next. Conversely, the agile methodology breaks tasks into small increments with minimal planning. Short timeframes are used in which a cross functional team works on all aspects: planning, requirements analysis, design, coding, and testing. It is also common to see a combination of these methodologies used in a hybrid fashion.
A core part of Expicient’s ideology is our flexibility. In addition to both part-time and sustained engagements, Expicient can follow, waterfall, agile, and hybrid development models. We have both consultants experienced with waterfall and agile methodologies. We can assemble a team to fit any customer’s preferred methodology, whether it is waterfall, agile, or a hybrid of the two.