Software Continuous Enhancements

by Don Lowe,
CEO Forbytes

August 22, 2017

Building and getting the most out of your digital /software ecosystem involves both projects to deliver software solutions and a means to maintain and keep your software systems up-to-date.

Your digital solutions exist in a constantly changing environment. They need constant nurturing and adjustments to keep up with market changes, work process changes, changes in the law and general maintenance.
The Forbytes Continuous Enhancements methodology works in combination with our project methodology to ensure that the important smaller development and maintenance jobs also get done.

Why maintain your software?

1. It will keep up-to-date with market changes and legal regulations
2. It creates technical wealth of your smart software solution
3. This is an ideal workstream to take care of all the small jobs.

Use an agile approach to continuous improvements and maintenance

Our Continuous Enhancements work stream uses an Agile Software Development Methodology following the Kanban concept. By classifying and managing the different types of jobs we are able to continuously improve existing solutions, enabling a structured and methodical approach to maintaining and improving software solutions.
By keeping a balance between these different job classifications you are able to ensure both the short term and long term needs of your business.

Expedited

Critically important issues that have not been included in the planning process.

Due Date

Scheduled work to be designed, developed and delivered by a due date.

ASAP

Prioritised work that will provide business value as soon as it is delivered.

Maintenance

Work that keeps the system working effectively and efficiently.

The benefits are far-reaching

The benefits of implementing the continuous enhancements work stream in combination with the project work stream means that you keep a balance in delivering new capability to your business between the larger projects and smaller jobs.
Your development team is able to focus on throughout in a structured and pro-active way, rather than jumping between jobs trying to keep everyone happy.

With this methodology you will gain

1. Increased delivery of new functionality and capability from your development team.
2. Increased productivity from employees by addressing and solving their issues.
3. Considerable improvement in returns on you investment in software development.

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