When to use this service
Use SECTION6’s product development services when you expect to have a long-lived solution that must continuously adapt and evolve with the environment it’s serving.
Product development includes additional phases beyond those in a timebox, software development life cycle. And these phases are recursive for the entire lifetime of the product, never stopping. Investing in software product and applying the additional life cycle activities is relevant to revenue and non-revenue ambitions. Commercial and government organisations create products because both have found value and an untaped need to continually service a vital consumer audience.
Successful products need the processes and automation in place so that they can adapt at speed. And all the time, the solution must be highly reliable, scalable and secure so that there is no distraction from the core value proposition. For commercially driven organisations, adaption is reflected in new features to capture more market share and head off competitors. While not motivated by money, Government organisations also need to continually adapt and respond to threats and opportunities within their sphere of responsibility.
What to expect
Expect us to understand, and have the skills and experience to help you deliver what it takes to build a successful product.
We expect to work with your product owner and manager and bring our own experiences of building successful commercial and government-oriented product platforms. We will apply our skills and expertise to the core functional value proposition that you aim to deliver. Plus, we will share our knowledge, skills and expertise of those software characteristics that make the difference in the quality experienced by the product’s users and stakeholders.
Our research finds that between 70% and 90% of software development effort in product development goes towards the quality of experience. From ensuring the user experience is responsive, reliable and secure to the commercial viability of the platform with attention to total cost-to-serve (TCS).
We expect to work collaboratively with you inside of a mature agile delivery framework. If you are new to agile or need additional agile delivery capacity, we include agile delivery leadership as part of our service.
Expertise we bring
Our expertise is at the edge of transformation—where maturity meets innovation and delivers you the maximum value. To enable you to gain the transformative benefits of software, we invest in those capabilities that align with our mission and purpose to build mission-critical software for organisations essential in people’s lives—meeting complex requirements by building software to be as simple as possible.
Knowing that the technology universe is continually expanding, we have identified six key capabilities that encapsulate the latest in mature technology innovation that we know enable our clients in the industries we serve to meet their goals better, faster, and for longer into the future.
DevOps enables business agility with improved reliability, economics, and security. DevOps is a practice that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) and shortens the systems development through continuous delivery with a focus on software quality and security. DevOps is complementary to Agile software development. Together, delivering more reliably and to a higher standard of quality. Importantly DevOps helps address the increasing complexity of Software requirements and delivery.
While robotics automates work done by hand, cognitive automation focusses on work using our heads. Cognitive Automation simulates the human learning procedure to grasp knowledge from the dataset and extract the patterns on which it can make judgments that are often better and faster than humans. And because it can use many different data sources such as images, video, audio and text, its decision making is independent of the type and source of data. Cognitive automation unlocks and leverages all of your information together.
On-demand reflects the ability to deploy computing resources based on business needs rather than being restricted by physical constraints. Optimise your computing to provide the best client experience by moving the compute resource closer with edge computing for added speed and resilience. Centralise what you need for security and control. Burst out into the cloud to satisfy peak demand. Edge, cloud, on-premise, hybrid, and multi-cloud—where you need and want it—on-demand.
Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) encompasses embedded sensors, software and other technologies to connect and exchange data with other devices and systems over the Internet. IIoT devices monitor and control the physical mission system through real-time automation, including cognitive automation. Use IIoT to combine information technology with operational technology and help unleash the benefits of digital technology in the physical and biological world.
Cybersecurity includes information security and protects devices (IIoT) whose value is not just in any data and information but also in the physical tasks they may perform. We increase safety in the DevOps process by constantly adhering to and testing your security policies and requirements. And by injecting into the DevOps pipeline automated testing, static analysis, and the necessary security controls and checks along the DevOps lifecycle. Importantly we make our software easier and faster to adapt and deploy—so that you can respond more quickly when a new vulnerability is identified and patched.
Agile integration combines otherwise disparate islands of data, devices I(IIoT), and software functionality through integration and microservices inserted between software services, with minimal disruption. Aile integration builds on the principles and practices of agile software development by having an architecture that enables agility by decentralising both the executing platform and the developers that need to create the integrations. In keeping with agile principles, integration work is done by the people closest to the technologies that need to be integrated—people who are better placed to make decisions faster and complete work more efficiently.
Get on and stay on mission with the universe of SECTION6 services.
Use our DevOps Delivery services to build the fabric of your new universe so your software reliably adapts and expand as your business does.
We match the challenge of creating your next unique and new world experience with our Software Development project, agile leadership, and collaboration skills and experience.
When one new world is not enough, and you see a future of repeated success. Build new worlds for your customers or continually transforming the world you have created for all of its inhabitants.
Post-launch, we will proactively maintain your investment. But if the unexpected happens, we will don a protective suit and get out of bed to make sure your investment keeps flying 24/7.
Technology Advisory & Strategy
Use our Technical Advisory services to explore existing and new worlds. Technical due diligence and reviews with recommendations and a roadmap on how to execute on the advice of professionals.
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