If you're looking to develop new software, to refactor an application or add features to your application to an existing product: you're about to face some challenges. You'll have to find a company to develop your product. To do that, you have set goals, define the scope of your project, set deadlines, establish a budget, and choose the technology you will be building on. These are just some of the challenges you will face and the tasks you need to perform.

Dealing with situations can make you feel lost or overwhelmed. Which software company will you trust to make your project a successful one? It is a hard choice. You need a company you trust, where you participate in the development process, a company that is transparent and honest. In software terms, you're looking for an Agile Software Development company.

Amsterdam Standard uses a custom agile approach to software development. Agile software development allows you to take part in your project and control the process. It improves both product quality and project timeframes, increases transparency and communication, and reduces overall risks. Agile software development is an approach to software development under which requirements and solutions evolve through the collaborative effort of self-organizing and cross-functional teams and their customers. It advocates adaptive planning, evolutionary development, empirical knowledge, and continual improvement. Most importantly, it encourages rapid and flexible response to change.

Front-end development

Backend development

Mobile app development

How it works

Amsterdam Standard builds digital products using Agile approach to software development. We take care of the whole process. Often it works like this:

1

Your needs

First, we try to get a good understanding of your needs. When you have an existing codebase and product, the first step is to plan a Technical Discovery call. In this call - after signing an NDA - you can freely show us what kind of stack you have, what kind of development process and project management process you use, and we can discuss your roadmap. In this step, we can think with you, and after getting a clear picture of your goals and needs, we can introduce the right solution, developer, or a dedicated team to you.

2

Introduction

The introduction process always starts with a call with the selected (senior) developer or Project Manager (Scrum Master). Again we go over your needs and we identify if there is a mutual click between you and the specialists. Without that, we are working further to develop the strategy and find specialists for mutual comfort.

3

Let's meet

Once we have this match we sign the contracts and usually start a trial period of +- 10 weeks. In the first week of that period the developer (or team) will come to the Netherlands and will work in your office. After 4 or 5 weeks we expect our clients to visit the team in one of our Polish offices. Building a good understanding of your product and business and gaining mutual trust is crucial for successful cooperation. That's why we stimulate our teams to visit their clients every 3 months in their Dutch offices. And we ask our clients to send their Product Owner, Scrum Master, or technical team (lead) also 3 or 4 times minimum per year to Poland. This way we create 6-7 moments per year where the whole team can work together. Those moments are normally used for longer retrospectives, hackathons, brainstorming, planning, and of course: fun and bonding! Our remote teams are the most effective when they really feel part of your company.

4

Clear arrangements

Before the day-to-day work starts we make really clear arrangements about the project management and communication expectations. We set up the daily video-calls in your agenda, plan the demo’s, plannings and evaluation. Jira or another ticket system will be configured and the repositories will be shared. When everything is set up you have full insight in all daily operations.

5

We help you out more

Once the process is up and running and you get a feeling that you have a grip on the new situation we will discuss your further needs and see where we as Amsterdam Standard can help you out more. Our additional UX, DevOps, PM training or frontend services might be interesting for you. Our office in Amsterdam is in close contact with you during the whole process.

6

We take care

Amsterdam Standard fully manages the project. Our clients provide tasks. We do the rest. That means we take care of the software development cycle. We really do our utmost to provide the best possible work environment for our specialists, but nothing is more important than a challenging, technically interesting, and well-managed project to work: that is what really keeps the team motivated. So whenever we feel that something has to improve on that side we are transparent about it and proactively approach our clients to see how we can improve the situation.

WHITEPAPER

The benefits of working with an agile development team

While a waterfall process has been widely adopted in the past, more and more teams are drifting to agile development. In this document, we introduce you to the world of Agile and open the benefits for the client of working with an Agile development team.

What will you find in this whitepaper
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Comparison with traditional waterfall development
  • Agile frameworks
  • The roles in the agile methodology
  • How to get agile right
  • Benefits of working with an agile development team
Agile software development

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Promises of Agile Software Development

Higher product quality

By breaking down the project into sprints, the team can focus on high-quality development and testing. Defects are found (and fixed) quickly. You know your product and industry, our developers know how to make it work - this makes the product as competitive as possible within the marketplace.

Faster delivery to market

By working in sprints (of about two weeks), new features are delivered quickly and frequently, with a high level of predictability. This enables companies to release features to clients much quicker and create business value much faster.

Higher return on investment

The synergy between client and software development company makes sure that the right features are developed first. The interaction between client and developer makes sure the team understands what's most important to your business, and can deliver the features that provide the most business value.

Agile engagement

From setting the goal of the project, budget, and deadlines, you are the part of the team. During the whole development process, you have regular meetings with the team to check the process, make necessary adjustments, and plan the next sprint.

Predictable Costs and Schedule

In Agile, the development process is divided into sprints. Each sprint is a fixed duration, and the cost is predictable and limited to the amount of work that can be performed by the team in the sprint. There are no surprises.

Reducing the overall risks

The Agile Method ensures that value is optimized throughout the development process. The fast decision making and the feedback loop allow you to further reduce product risk and add value to the product.

Agile software development at Amsterdam Standard

We, in Amsterdam Standard, embrace Agile software development through the Scrum framework. We provide a dedicated team of software developers, engineers, project managers, designers, and technical delivery specialists that work on your project from beginning to end.

Scrum development focuses on a delivery cadence called a sprint and meeting structures that include: planning, commitment, daily standup meetings. Sprints end with a demo meeting where the functionality is shown to the client, followed by a retrospective meeting where the team discusses what went well and what needs improvement in their process.

Companies working with Amsterdam Standard can focus on the needs of their business and concentrate on growth. We make sure that their software corresponds!

Our cases

Smart identity system development

For SignD

backend-development

front-end-development

ui-ux-design

third-party API integrations

Treasury and risk management cloud-based platform

For Zanders

AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

DEDICATED TEAM

UI / UX DESIGN

WEB DEVELOPMENT

FINANCE PLATFORM

SaaS solution for automated job advertisements

For MrWork

DEDICATED TEAM

FRONT END DEVELOPMENT

backend development

React

SYMPHONY

SCRUM

Dashboard as a full-service BI tool

For Mannenmedia

AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

UI / UX DESIGN

SYMFONY 4

ANGULAR

With a dedicated development team to higher achievements

For OnRecruit

AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

DEDICATED TEAM

UI / UX DESIGN

From camera app to the SaaS platform

For GoPhoto

APP DEVELOPMENT

DEDICATED TEAM

UI / UX DESIGN

AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

NEARSHORE SERVICES

Innovative design tool

For Esdec

DEDICATED TEAM

UI / UX DESIGN

FRONT END DEVELOPMENT

REACT JS

PHP

AI-course for all Dutch people

For Elephant Road

APP DEVELOPMENT

DEDICATED TEAM

FRONT END DEVELOPMENT

UI / UX DESIGN

Does this sound interesting?

Just get in contact with us and let's discuss your needs. We are here to think with you and explore the opportunity of building your digital product.

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