Ms. Sunitha envisioned organising an online cultural event involving participation of 600 plus students. This was a visionary project that required numerous stages of planning and implementation before the actual launch of the event. The cultural extravaganza was meant to be a two-hour online event that was first of its kind. It was a humongous task involving coordination with talents across remote and rural villages, challenges of connectivity and affordability of data. Performers had to record their versions for the event and send them for the event. This required making them understand their roles, a script that would go along with that, some training on recording strategies for uniformity and finesse. She had a team of 15 coordinators to work with talents across the State for different events. The two hour programme was broken down into smaller sections with each coordinator having to work with a small group of performers. The coordinators independently worked with the performers but in coordination with teams they had to later on combine with. All the teams worked towards a common deadline with the same speed and stability required. A common platform was created for testing and evaluation of the quality of videos uploaded. This also ensured that everyone had access to it. The technical team from Erp Software In Chennai then took over compiling videos into playlists for the event. The online cultural event was the first of its kind involving 600 students, a team of coordinators, a technical team and a content team working all at the same time but in a unified coordinated manner. Each one was dependent on the other and they worked in complete harmony to achieve the purpose of the event. When the event went online, it was truly an audio visual extravaganza that achieved the purpose of complete entertainment. It also provided a base plan for any other event to be organised in the scale and manner.
This experience has several elements of strategies applied in the iterative model used for software development. Let us break them down to understand how the event used the iterative model.
Planning Requirements: Every project needs all the stakeholders to go through a strong planning phase to map out specifications for processes involved with the common goal in mind.
In this case, the entire team was involved in planning the requirements of the event and the entire event was broken to smaller components of a large puzzle. This planning phase in any project is very critical as this helps prepare for the upcoming cycles in the process. Gway ERP is one of the best Erp Companies In Chennai on executing suitable plans for your projects.
Analysis & Design:After the planning phase, it is time to pin down on key strategies for looking at the most apt tool to use, look for the technical requirements and also come up with the most effective designs that will be best suited. In the story, we understand that different teams were involved for the best possible design of the programme, the technical tools for best collaboration were put into use. Different teams were created based on their core capabilities to fit into the larger event.
Implementation: The planning, design and analysis culminate at the implementation process, this is where the actual working happens. As far as the event is concerned, the teams had been assigned students to work with, they had the requirement for which they had to create content and train the students for the performances. Each team worked independently on this phase as they had different roles but a common goal.
Testing:After the implementation process, it is imperative that the processes be tested for creating foolproof working systems that can take the project to the final phase of deployment. The testing phase for the event was done in the form of a common platform being created for sharing of videos for review and correction. Smaller teams that worked together had to verify their components for the event in coordination with other teams that required to work in unison.
Evaluation: This is the stage where all the stakeholders of the project come together to examine the progress of the project. The event was evaluated together for all the smaller bits of the event put together before the event went live. After the evaluation, wherever there was a requirement to make changes, they were made before the event.
In software development, this process is like a cycle and it continues and the phases are repeated as and when required.
This iterative model has been effectively used in the agile methodology of software development. GWAY, one of the best ERP solutions in Chennai, has been using the agile methodology, busting the myths about the effectiveness of the model. Agile practices help reduce risks and threats that may hover over implementation of an ERP system. With Agile, all the stakeholders are involved in the project from the planning stage and the testing helps identify any hitches or bugs that may arise. The evaluation stage helps the end-to-end team focus on the Key performance indicators of the project. There is greater scope for communication because of the transparency involved at each stage. GWAY has completed several projects using agile and also GWAY uses crm software based on client’s comfortability, as we also the leading providers on crm software in chennai.
GWAY implements the agile practices using small teams, having cross functional teams dedicated to smaller components of the software, working on short cycles with the Key performance indicators as reference points for building complicated integrated systems.This continuous integration of the processes saves time and accelerates project delivery. GWAY’s agile teams work in exceptional synchrony making the whole process seamless. Product / Service owners are on board from the planning stage which helps in developing the ERP end-to-end functioning the way it is meant to be.
Agile organisations strive to have speed and stability in the most balanced way. Research indicates that companies that rely on agile methodology have involved workforce, are client centric, cost-effective and save a lot of time. In GWAY’s experience there have been several advantages of Agile practices. Here are a few:
- End-user satisfaction: Complete customer satisfaction and acceptance of the final product, as they are involved at every stage of development and particularly implementation.
- Greater Coordination: Agile teams work in coordination even when they are working on cross-functional integration. This helps teams work more effectively.
- Cost-effectiveness of the project: The projects are pitched at optimum costs that are affordable.
- Time-effective: Agile practices have had a great impact on the time involved in completing projects, most projects are completed on-time because of the processes involved.
With GWAY providing you the advantage of agile methodology you are sure to have the cost-effective, satisfactory and well coordinated solution to your requirement.