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Development

Building a great product is a journey, and you don’t have to do it alone. We’re experts at taking your big ideas and turning it into a intuitive & differentiated product.

What is it like to build a project with  NineTwoThree?

The best results are accomplished by experienced teams who already worked together on multiple projects, failed and learned a lot. We challenge ideas and status quo. Each teammate is not only a world class specialized operator but also an independent thinker. A human-centric product design and need-focused approach to business building sets us apart from Software Development Agencies of the past.

Our Process

Discovery to Launch

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Successful projects are built on trust and transparency

We are entreprneurs, and we treat your digital product as if it wereour own startup. Our process is designed to uncover the biggestand scariest unknowns right away, so you can rest assured that your app will meet it’s business goals and make you money.

Learn: we learn everything we can about your market until we’re experts so every part of the product meets your business goals

Ideate: we love to brainstorm and generate ideas with you. On every call we bring insights to both business and technical challenges

Build: sit back and let us build you a flawless product. Our work is fully transparent, which means you will get regular updates

Launch: before we even begin development, we're already planning a go-to-market strategy with you to ensure product adoption.

Building a digital product is a journey
and we've perfected the process!

Technologies

After 10 years of making technology bets and building products here’s our current Tech Stack:

IOS
Swift
Android
Android
React
Node JS
Angular
Typescript
MySQL
PostgreSQL
MongoDB
Microsoft SQL Server
Amazon Web Services
Firebase
Bitbucket
Microsoft Azure

Full Transparency Development

Before we write a single line of code, we move into a 3-4 week Design Sprint. This process ensures that you get the most business value out of the least amount of investment.

What is a Full Transparency?

923 calls the process Full Transparency Development. Client will have full visibility into the project structure, development status, schedule, as well as any issues that may come up along the way. No hidden costs, no hidden releases, no surprises. Each member of the 923 team for this project will communicate with each other in the development board allowing the Client to monitor their questions and concerns - and jump in at any time! This method allows the Client to have the option to be as involved as necessary with the process.
In addition, 923 will provide status updates throughout the development process including weekly calls, demos as functionality is developed, and Sprint reviews to show the functionality as it’s being built for any Stakeholders involved in the project.

how it works?

Monday.com Management

We manage our projects on Mondat.com - Customers love it.

Startup Mindset for Enterprise Development

How you can apply a startup mindset to enterprise web & mobile app development to craft digital ventures that compete with smaller, agile, and innovative competitors.

Reengineering the Agile-Manifesto?

Successful enterprise mobile app development becomes easier when possessing a startup mindset. This approach requires a project team with state of the art technical skills combined with business acumen. This team needs to be nimble and flexible, able to quickly react to any changes based on market analysis, user testing, and more. Of course, familiarity with modern iterative software development methodologies, like Agile, definitely helps.

Other aspects of a startup mindset help optimize the effort of crafting digital ventures, from enterprise mobile apps to interactive websites. One critical factor involves working at a high rate of velocity, including not being afraid of trying out new ideas and potentially breaking things. The project team understands that this approach ultimately results in a more stable and effective app once deployed. In fact, this agile mindset helped supercharge the growth of many top technology companies, including Facebook and Spotify.

In the end, the modern business world is defined by rapid change and fierce competition. Success in this environment, especially when engaging in enterprise mobile app development, benefits from an entrepreneurial spirit – even at larger businesses

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User Stories

A user story is an informal, natural language description of one or more of Client’s features in the project. A user story is a tool used in Agile software development to capture a description of a software feature from an end-user perspective. A user story describes the type of the Client’s end user, what they want and why. 923 will use that story as a "to-do" list called development tasks that help the Client determine the steps along the project's path and ensure that the Client’s real life user journey is as expected.

A user story is defined on Client’s User Story Board, in three stages:

Epic Description: The brief description of the need

Updates / Notes: The conversations that happen between the Client and Agency per user story.

Status: The progress of developing this user story into Client’s product.

Why Us

We are a boutique shop that takes personal interest in the success of our project. Pavel and Andrew have built 50 apps in all different industries and will understand what it will take to succeed.

Every project on our website was built by an Engineer and Designer that still works for NineTwoThree.

We create a working environment that is fun, friendly, and energetic. Our clients love our energy and transparency.

We have only had 1 client out of 50 that didn’t build a second phase with us.

Development Board Management

Before we write a single line of code, we move into a 3-4 week Design Sprint. This process ensures that you get the most business value out of the least amount of investment.

Breaking down into Sprints

NineTwoThree follows an iterative approach to project management and software development called Agile. In Agile development, all projects are broken down into Sprints, a set period of time during which specific work is completed and made ready for review.

NineTwoThree breaks down all projects into one or two-week Sprints. This will be represented by the coloured grouping on the development board. A Sprint will be named after a large piece of functionality like “User Profile” or “Login Flow”. Each Sprint is broken up into a series of features called “Tasks” that are necessary for building out the functionality in this Sprint. At the end of each Sprint, the development team will deploy the latest features to the testing platform, and once reviewed and validated by the QA team, will be presented to the Client’s team for review

Task Details

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Checklist in the task

Each task includes a checklist based on the requirements. During the task development the person that is working on the task should check the item once completed in the checklist. In this flow it is clear on what stage the task is and how much work is remaining. Once all points are completed and the PR is created, the task can be moved to the ‘Developed’ status.  During the testing QA engineer should uncheck the item that is not completed or the bug was found.

Item ID

Item ID is an auto-generated number created by Monday.com as new tasks are created. Team members can search by Item ID when looking for or referencing a specific task.

Assignee

Each task will have a developer or systems engineer assigned to them. This will be the person responsible for developing the functionality for this task. NineTwoThree might also include designers here as well to ensure the screen gets designed before development begins, or to make updates as necessary throughout the development process.

User Stories

NineTwoThree will link user stories to this portion of the board so that clients can understand which user stories are being addressed by the proposed task. It is a good way for NineTwoThree to verify that the SOW is fully complete, and each user story is crossed off as is completed.

UI/UX

NineTwoThree designers are responsible to complete each task before the developer approaches the ticket. All projects include a foundational phase in which NineTwoThree will release the design of a “Golden Path”, which will provide the basic structure of the client's product. However, each screen needs to be meticulously scrutinized, which is why designers have to address each task. The status of this column will inform the Client if the design task is complete, being worked on, or still needs to be done. Additionally, if a change is requested from the customer or after an internal review, the ticket will be marked as Needs UI or Needs Changes.

Development/QA Status

NineTwoThree designers are responsible to complete each task before the developer approaches the ticket. All projects include a foundational phase in which NineTwoThree will release the design of a “Golden Path”, which will provide the basic structure of the client's product. However, each screen needs to be meticulously scrutinized, which is why designers have to address each task. The status of this column will inform the Client if the design task is complete, being worked on, or still needs to be done. Additionally, if a change is requested from the customer or after an internal review, the ticket will be marked as Needs UI or Needs Changes.

Priority

Priority represents the task’s criticality and affects the order the task will be developed by 923. The list is reviewed by the Client prior to any development and the order is set by the client.

The priority of bugs is determined by the type of the bug: functional and UI. The functional ones are fixed first. The UI bugs are reviewed by the team and in case the UI issue blocks the end user, it is fixed right after the functional bug. If the UI bug is just a cosmetic change needed, it could be postponed until the end of the sprint.

Tested By

Every feature will be tested by QA. However, as a team NineTwoThree sometimes jump in to help to test the applications. You will see many resources use this field to demonstrate that they too have tested the task. NineTwoThree recommends Client to use this column to show they have tested specific features and even use it as a placeholder.

Environment

Every feature will be tested by QA. However, as a team NineTwoThree sometimes jump in to help to test the applications. You will see many resources use this field to demonstrate that they too have tested the task. NineTwoThree recommends Client to use this column to show they have tested specific features and even use it as a placeholder.

Build

The build column displays what build includes the feature. Once the mobile developer prepares the build, they should change the tasks status to “To be Tested”, and specify the build number in which the QAs can test the feature.

Due Dates

The dates in this column will reflect the time frame necessary to complete all of the tasks for this Sprint. During the Sprint planning process, the NineTwoThree team will review each task and will determine the approximate time for each task. Once all of the items are reviewed, the Project Manager will sum up the estimates and determine the overall time frame for this Sprint.  The time frame will be aligned with the dates accordingly and added to this column. Generally, Sprints are 1-2 weeks long. If the overall effort will take more than 2 weeks, then some tasks will be moved to a subsequent Sprint.

Your proposed team

Am
80
hours
Account Manager
Customer advocate within Ninetwothree making sure the client is getting the maximum value from the engagement. Fully understands the customer needs and project goals.
Pm
Project Manager
Responsible for estimating and delivering the project on time and on budget. Helps to define product deliverables and write user stories.
Ds
Designer
Creates the visual language of the application. Shapes the golden path of the customer journey during D&R.
Ls
Lead System Architect
Analyses the requirements and goals of the project. Assesses the load on the system. Identifies possible risks and bottlenecks. Leads the technical foundation.
Do
DevOps Engineer
Setups up the Development / QA / UAT / PROD environments as well as the deployment / integration test systems. Configures Monitoring, Scaling policies, Security & permissions.
Qa
Quality Engineer
Analyzes the Project Specifications and defines the Test Plan. Ensures the developed product meets the specifications and performs the requested functionality.
Md
Mobile Engineer
iOS , Android, Web & Backend experts responsible for realizing designer vision in code with all transitions and animations.
Fs
Full Stack Engineer
Develops in both client and server software. Master in HTML, CSS, JS, JQuery and Angular. Also, programs servers using Node and database's using SQL

Reporting Bugs and Defects

All issues (a.k.a bugs/defects) discovered by 923 Digital QA team will be handled within the development board described in section 2. If an issue is found during the testing of the Sprint tasks, the task status will be changed to Bug Fix. Client may test along with 923 and report any issues that they may encounter.

Issues that are found are reported in the Updates section of the Task and include the following details:

Epic Description: The brief description of the need

Updates / Notes: The conversations that happen between the Client and Agency per user story.

Epic Description: The brief description of the need

All issues (a.k.a bugs/defects) discovered by 923 Digital QA team will be handled within the development board described in section 2. If an issue is found during the testing of the Sprint tasks, the task status will be changed to Bug Fix. Client may test along with 923 and report any issues that they may encounter.

“They’re able to synthesize requirements and provide alternative ways of thinking about things. They really go through that extra effort to make those suggestions, so you should take advantage of that. Their insights are very valuable and that distinguishes them from other providers.”

Tandhoni Rao - Grouped, Inc

Weekly Meetings

Before we write a single line of code, we move into a 3-4 week Design Sprint. This process ensures that you get the most business value out of the least amount of investment.

Every Wednesday 923 will have a weekly call with the Client. It is expected by the Agency that the decision maker of the Client to be on the call and will have the PM, Account Manager, and Lead System Architect on the Agency’s side. This ensures that the Agency can provide project updates, escalate any business concerns, and provide technical support to all aspects of the clients project.

923 Team shall make improvement recommendations with expected risk / benefit / effort estimates to the Client. Improvements shall include but not be limited to infrastructure, deployment, ux, architecture, code structure and more. The decision maker of the Client shall consider and approve any improvements that require more than 2 work days of effort.

Meeting Notes

Every week NineTwoThree will have a weekly call with the Client. It is expected by the Agency that the decision maker of the Client to be on the call and will have the PM, Account Manager, and Lead System Architect on the Agency’s side. This ensures that the Agency can provide project updates, escalate any business concerns, and provide technical support to all aspects of the clients project.

NineTwoThree records every meeting with the Clients and allows all developers to watch customer weekly meetings. This allows NineTwoThree developers to work on their own time and maximize their code output without worrying about meeting distractions. More importantly, developers download the video to their phones and listen to it on a convenient time for them which might be when they are driving, walking or working out - again maximizing their code output.

Our Guarantee

During the Warranty Period actual software users test the software to make sure
it can handle required tasks in real-world scenarios, according to the specifications.

Client can request as many users as necessary to test the product. During this time if any bug or design feature is discovered to be different than the task, user story, or action item - the Agency will fix the request free of charge. However, if the request falls under the category of a "Change Request" as defined in this SOW, then another SOW will be written to address the change.

Ninetwothree promises that the project delivered meets the specifications agreed upon during the foundation phase and documented in the user stories. If for any reason, there
is a deviation from these specifications, these deviations will be resolved during
the warranty period - that is our guarantee.

Our typical timeline

Discovery
1-2 weeks
Foundation
4-5 Weeks
Development
3-5 months
Warranty
30 days
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