Our Approach

It’s not just what we build, but how we build it.

Our Product Development Process

Finding the right software development partner relies on both parties agreeing a shared vision. If you’re curious about what working with us might be like, and how we use Agile methodologies, here’s an overview of how we create market-defining products.

  • Agile

    Agile development

    We focus on value, efficiency and client collaboration at all stages - reacting quickly to changing specs, from backlog planning through story-pointing to sprint development. This principle underpins the entire BuildEmpire process.

  • Transparent

    A collaborative development cycle demands transparency. All of our projects are centrally managed, accessible from anywhere and visible at all stages.

  • Resilient

    Distributed build management, isolated servers, automation across verification and testing result in stable code, letting you deploy with confidence.

  • Accountable

    Ours is a tightly-knit, highly trained and quality-focused team. We’re accountable to each other, as well as our clients.

  • Approachable

    Questions about your project? Ask us. Ring 0161 6412434 to speak to the team or drop us an email.

Consultation

It starts with an honest conversation about problems and solutions. We like to think of ourselves as your silent business partner. You’ll meet the team, bringing us in on your vision. We’ll talk tech for sure, but we’ll well and truly be wearing our commercial hats. Here we’ll discuss scope, cost and timescale.

Planning & Research

Now that we understand the problem, its context and the implications of addressing it, we’ll set about identifying the right solution. As well as this, we’ll look to clarify goals, establish metrics and finalise project scope.

Development

The exciting part. The team are now building your product. Enjoy friction-free collaboration at any stage of the development process, clarifying feedback and recommending new business requirements as your product comes to life. You can securely access our projects any time, from anywhere, with YouTrack.

Using agile development methodologies means testing and quality assurance feed back into the development process, with each new iteration fully tested before release.

Testing & Quality Assurance

Once we’re into development, testing, QA and build happen concurrently. The BuildEmpire team rely on each other for peer review. There’s always a second pair of eyes to stop issues before they become problems.

All code is carefully version-controlled in GitHub and rigorously unit tested. Continuous integration means the code is subject to automated testing at all times, improving its overall quality as we work on it.

Deployment, Maintenance & Support

All deployments are release controlled. We plan, manage and schedule them with care, whether locally or in the cloud. This is not a case of signing off and moving on. It’s just the beginning of our maintenance and support process. Version controlled code remains viewable in GitHub for as long as you need it to be.

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