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Agile development with discipline and adaptability

At Systematic, we strive to continuously improve thus increasing the value of everything we do. Our approach to software development combines the robust principles of CMMI with the best aspects of Lean and Scrum. In that way, we constantly optimise our time and results.

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We combine CMMI with principles from agile software development, which is known for having less structure and more flexibility. Both approaches call for widely differing process methods and perspectives, but combining them produces a synergy effect, which no single method can deliver by itself. CMMI creates process discipline and organisational structure, while the agile input strengthens adaptability and flexibility.

This unique approach enables us to create reliable and high-quality solutions for our customers and delivers on time and at the agreed price.

  • CMMI gives our customers quality solutions as specified, delivered on time, and at the agreed price
  • Lean is our driver for simplicity and for focusing on value-adding activities thus enabling us to develop cost-effective solutions
  • Scrum is our agile way of working and a driver for developing quality solutions that fit real needs
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Systematic is among the best in the world at delivering software solutions on time, within budget and to the agreed quality. And we have the documentation to prove it. We are one of only a handful of companies worldwide that has managed to maintain a CMMI-appraisal Level 5 since 2005.

CMMI is an international standard for maturity in software development processes, where maturity is measured on a scale of 1-5. Level 1 characterises an immature organisation that has to devote considerable time to fixing bugs, while Level 5 characterises an efficient organisation that works methodically and which continuously challenges and optimises its processes.

The CMMI Level 5 appraisal demonstrates that we are a mature organisation with the discipline required to manage, predict and optimise our development processes, while carrying out ongoing follow-ups and adjustments to ensure that we always deliver the best results to our customers.

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We combine CMMI5 with agile methods

In projects where our customers want to be closely involved in the development process, we combine CMMI with principles from agile software development. CMMI creates process discipline and organisational structure, while the agile input enhances flexibility. Contact us, and learn more about how we, based on our own maturity, offer CMMI-inspired maturity appraisals of our customers’ software development projects here.

Lean simplicity

Lean is our mindset of simplicity applied both in our IT development and in our engagements with our customers. Why complicate what can be done in a simple and straightforward way?

Listening to our customers creates value-added solutions

Having adopted Lean, we constantly aim at being a customer-driven, value-based and efficient company. Lean serves us as an inspiration to create more efficient project flows and reliable project control resulting in supreme overall productivity. We pursue continuous improvement in quality, costs, and service.

Lean is our approach to ensuring a smooth flow and responsiveness in all our customer engagements. By employing a Lean mindset in Systematic, we are able to focus on listening to our customers in order to deliver value-adding solutions while eliminating unnecessary processes.

Continuous improvements in quality and efficiency

Lean contributes to quality and efficiency. Testing functionality, usability, and performance to secure the right level of quality is an integrated part of our development process. Measuring flow in order to reduce non-productive time and thus increase efficiency is another example where Lean has assisted us in optimising the development process.

Lean not only facilitates continuous improvement but also acts as a driver for future improvements.

Scrum

Agile development based on Scrum delivers flexible and efficient development processes and solutions that fit real needs.
Scrum is a term taken from the world of rugby. The principles of Scrum give not only rugby teams but also software development teams the chance to huddle around and plan for frequent deliveries. Scrum ensures continuous feedback and a mutual learning process with the customer along the way.

Solutions that fit real needs

Agile development based on Scrum benefits our customers in several ways:

  • We develop solutions that actually fit our customers’ needs rather than just fulfill original requirements
  • Flexible and efficient development processes reduce lead times and secure frequent deliveries
  • Changes in a project are identified and handled in a well-organized manner due to our close and transparent working relationships with our customers.

Flexibility and adaptability

We have adopted Scrum in our everyday work to reduce the risk of delivering to our customers only what they ordered. Rather, Scrum empowers us to deliver a solution that actually fits our customers’ needs to the benefit of their users and their business.

In this way our customers have the chance to adjust requirements in relation to the original specifications, resulting in more precise functionality. At the same time, lead times are reduced, for example, due to reductions in errors in the final test runs.

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In Scrum, we simultaneously work in teams responsible for design, coding, testing, requirements, and analysis. Scrum allows us to develop software in cycles thus providing visibility into early mistake detection and delivery on a frequent basis.

Early discovery of possible mistakes helps to reduce the risk of mistakes later in the project. Fact-based information empowers project stakeholders to choose between many different options for how to proceed and secure a successful ending of a project.