The Rubicite Software Development Process
This section describes the 4-phase software development process that we work through with our clients. The process emphasizes communication and minimizes waste by promoting the early establishment of a thorough set of requirements.
Phase 1: Free Consultation
We offer a free consultation to determine whether Rubicite is the best choice to satisfy your software development needs. We pride ourselves on excellent communication and will work diligently to earn your business. If it turns out that Rubicite isn't the best fit for your project, we always offer to find a team that is -- in the hopes that you will come back to us in the future for your software development needs. Phase 1 often concludes by establishing basic project requirements and generating a rough estimate (or a firm estimate for smaller projects).
Phase 2: Software Design
A robust design is one important item that sets good software apart from the rest. In order to facilitate this, we work with our clients to establish a set of detailed requirements. As a result, we are able to define a narrow project scope, generate reliable estimates, and establish a development schedule. With these items in place, the coding team is able to craft design documents that lay a foundation for efficient development. Depending on the project, design documents may include class-diagrams, Wikis, storyboards, wire-frames, flow-charts, etc.
Phase 3: Software Development
The actual implementation of a software design is a process that we thrive on. Based upon the development schedule layed out in Phase II, our team utilizes the latest and greatest software development tools to create efficient and maintainable source code.
Phase 4: Quality Assurance & Testing
We emphasize the importance of Quality Assurance to our clients. Thorough testing may uncover bugs and unexpected behavior in the new software. Well thought-out adjustments to the source code in this final phase often have a very positive effect on end-users. The end-result is a well-oiled machine that achieves the goals defined in Phases 1 and 2.