Overview of Software Development Process at Masha

At Masha, we tailor the software development process to your specific business needs to deliver high-quality software on time and within budget.

Development Approaches We Follow

Agile

The Agile methodology allows us to release reliable software fast and introduce changes easily. The development process consists of 1–4 week iterations resulting in an evolved version of software shipped each time. After each iteration, we get real user feedback that drives informed decisions on the next development steps.

Note: Although the Agile approach is viable in many cases, we can also adopt Waterfall and other approaches depending on a customer’s objectives. Check out our overview of all possible software development life cycle (SDLC) models.

DevOps

With an established DevOps culture at Masha, we streamline software delivery and improve its quality with the following DevOps best practices:

  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): automating the creation of new infrastructures and keeping them consistent with each other to ensure smooth software deployment.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery or Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): automating integration and deployment of code changes.
  • Automated testing: automating regression, performance, and other types of testing that are continuously carried out within the CI/CD pipeline.
  • Application performance monitoring: configuring application performance monitoring tools to detect post-release bugs quickly.

Cloud-native development

When building applications in the cloud, we take advantage of reduced software development and operation costs, easy scalability and access to advanced cloud services that enable implementation of cutting-edge techs (AI, IoT, data science, and more).

Modular architecture

We use modular architecture patterns, such as microservices, in combination with containers to develop applications as a suite of independent functional components that can be effortlessly ported to any environment. Such an approach ensures higher application reliability, better maintainability and expandability, as well as shorter development time.

Software Development Process Steps

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Business analysis

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Software development process and management

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Risk management

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Change management

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Project delivery

Highlights of Software Development with Lasta Digital

Quality first

For each stage of SDLC, we have work habits, practices and policies aimed at ensuring the high quality of our deliverables, and skilled, motivated people who effectively put those into practice. Our quality management system resides in defining clear project costs, time frames, and milestones, preparing risk mitigation plans and project-specific KPIs, following unified code rules, performing unit testing and code reviews, promoting feasible automation of development, testing, integration and deployment, and more.

On-time Delivery

We minimize management efforts on the customer’s side while providing a high level of transparency over the development process and proactive risk management.

Clear documentation and knowledge base

Our customers have constant access to our task-tracking systems, such as Jira, and a knowledge base where we document all project-related work.

KPI-controlled projects

We regularly measure project health with KPIs to ensure the project’s progress and adjust the development process if needed.

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A sample KPI set - Masha

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Top-notch security

Based on 114 security controls, we assure the safety of the customers’ information we access during the cooperation, by ISO 27001 certificate. We also follow CIS, NIST, OWASP security requirements and recommendations. Our security measures include securing project environment, establishing access control, managing IT assets, using strong encryption algorithms, secure communication channels, continuous IT infrastructure monitoring, and more.

Effective collaboration approaches

We welcome real-time and individually paced communication models.

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Masha's approach to collaboration

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Additional value to customers

We bring additional value to customers to improve their performance and help their businesses strive.