The agile approach with WebCAD


In a classic software development project, a company has to detail the requirements for the new software in specifications before the start of the project. This delays the start of the project and in most cases it is only during the development process possible to clarify which functions are actually needed. In order to integrate the new requirements, great efforts are usually necessary which are useless for the customer and the developers. 

The core of agile WebCAD product development is about frequent exchange and cyclic (interactive) procedures at the programming, team and management levels. Unlike the classical approach, the new system is not planning in detail in advance and then developing in a single long run. Experience has shown that requirements that are not fully known at the start of the project change continuously during the project. The agile approach alternates short planning and development phases. Once a vision for WebCAD has been developed, the primary goals have been defined and weighted, a plan for a first version is drawn up and development can begin. Making ongoing adjustments is the result. 

 

 


Creating a competitive advantage with an agile approach


The short communication channels with the WebCAD developers mean that the system is completed earlier, which means a real competitive advantage (time-to-market). The elements of the system that are most important to the customer are completed first - those that achieve the highest business value. This means that large parts of WebCAD can be used productively long before the end of the total project.