When an organization chooses to follow outdated application development approaches, it effectively adds a tax to its products and services. Symptoms often include late delivery, live bugs, cost overruns, high maintenance expenses, low adoption, and low engagement.
There are many ways to deviate from best practice. Product Owners should not develop product roadmaps through a top-down approach. Teams should avoid a waterfall approach for development or the pursuit of a monolithic architecture. Applications should not be launched without taking incremental steps to validate their value proposition and technical design.
While the transition to modern approaches may seem overwhelming at first, the fact is that best practices are both established and well-documented. Many firms have successfully adopted them through a pragmatic mix of training, change management, and augmentation. Vizuri leads and supports complex projects across the application development lifecycle.
A number of concepts and processes underpin modern development. Chief among these, an Agile approach makes work more manageable and enables teams to be more responsive to user insights, changing business requirements, and a changing competitive landscape. It is also worth noting the value of developing Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) to validate products or features before building them out in their entirety.
Modern application architectures are based on a set of microservices across serverless and cloud environments. Microservices speed development and improve application resiliency. A mixed hosting approach offers increased elasticity and fault tolerance and substantially reduces the cost of compute time.
Technologies are selected to support unique application needs; are based on a modern stack; and support continuous integration, testing, and deployment. Analytics also plays an important role. For ongoing evaluation, performance monitoring and diagnostics confirm that sufficient capacity has been deployed, while other tools evaluate demographics, user flow, and engagement to inform product development.
Modern applications rely on the support of user experience (UX) specialists, who discover needs, iteratively prototype designs, and validate them with users before the Product Owner commits development resources. This support is essential for highly visible applications and it has clear value for internal applications in improving the efficiency of tools and the positive experience of using them.
We can help you with the full product development lifecycle, assess your current approach, reinforce critical parts of your strategy, or augment your team to provide both capacity and expert guidance. This is summarized in Vizuri’s Triple-A Acceleration approach.
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We support enterprise portals, hybrid mobile applications, and downstream applications through custom APIs. While these applications may look different in each instance, they rely on similar processes, technologies, and expertise.
As a result of this approach, our applications are not only scalable, reliable, and secure, they also are tailored to the specific technical and functional needs of our customers. Each year, the applications we support track millions of users on public-facing websites as well as millions of logins.
Our designers support products through activities from user research, wireframing, and prototyping to collaboration with development and follow-up evaluations. The user experience process is iterative and ongoing, generating new insights, testing new solutions, and developing higher-fidelity designs.
While design is sometimes associated with stylizing, branding, and other touches to make products aesthetically pleasing, our designers always focus first on users. They validate solutions before visual design and application development to reduce costs and guide light-weight solutions that satisfy real user needs. UX design investments in areas such as Information Architecture, which focuses on content organization, hierarchy, navigation, site/app structure, and interactions, also show higher value than any final polishing touches.
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