Product Engineering Lifecycle: Something Which is Quite Interesting to Note - PART 1
There are so many challenges and technological disruptions going on around. With the lockdown and the attack of the pandemic, there is a thriving environment, and it is equally important to meet the quintessential need of providing top-notch experiences to the customers with greater power.
To stay on top, the businesses must partner with the right vendors who can accelerate their product development, introduce agility with groundbreaking engagement models and high-end product engineering services.
What these companies are looking for is a partner who can launch new products faster, accelerate the time-to-market, adopt new business needs, cut on the development costs, and shorten the product life-cycle. What they need is someone who can develop a product based on a strategic vision!
So at Blue Copper, we have been aiming to catapult us into a product engineering service company, with a larger and all-encompassing role.
Bonus Read: Blue Copper Recognized as Top 10 Product Engineering Service Company in India
A life-cycle that is interesting and keeps customers glued to innovation
At Blue Copper, not just the certified product engineers but the strategic vision keeps us one step ahead in the game. Our concept-to-completion capabilities, frameworks, accelerators, domain experience, and technical expertise will give the perfect foundation to build profitable products.
So how do we make things get started or fall in place for the customers?
The journey starts with a prototype created with the right balance of components of the system to be built in such a manner that can be easy to re-use in the later stages of design and development.
Step 1: What does our core services include when it comes to prototyping?
With the help of the prototyping services we validate concepts and convince partners and stakeholders. We begin with our understanding of the requirements, our product engineering service consultants work closely together to outline your business objectives and software requirements at the same time.
- To get a quick visual representation of the final product, we create clickable wireframes. If the project is quite complex, we might create detailed wireframes to help us test various user roles across various business scenarios.
- We also provide fully functional prototypes for the core features in your application and refresh them with data flow and reporting.
- Here we bring our UI/UX team to stimulate the test user experiences. Based on the target audience, the functionality offered, the GUI is created by our designers.
(Don’t need to worry, we send out surveys or get a one-on-one discussion with you to identify the requirements based on multiple use cases.)
Step 2: Requirement analysis and the product design is next on our plate
At Blue Copper, we integrate our user experience right from the prototyping and then to building an application, maintaining a fine balance between innovation and feasibility, as well. So, when it comes to requirement analysis, what do we do?
- Analysis of the technical and business requirements with regular discussion with clients to map the loose ends, Offering visual representations has been a part always, and for that what we delve in is to study the purpose of the application and find out how users are going to try it.
- Creating personas, building those mental models, or conducting user surveys is the next best thing we do.
- When it comes to our information architecture, with concepts and standards we enable users to find the relevant information in the right way.
(We rely too much on behavioral psychology and keep in mind specific user expectations. So you know.)
- Our interactive design service ensures that the product delivers engaging, powerful, and desirable experiences across most devices and platforms. The study of the potential ways to overcome any design glitches and choose efficient and satisfying results.
- By testing all the elements, we eliminate bad user experiences before your product says, go-live.
Step 3: Next chapter is development and testing
We know how tough it is to transform the product into a reality. The expertise, knowledge, and commitment required, our talented and expert developers employ the proven methodologies and processes to ensure high quality of products.
Various techniques of product engineering when it comes to development and technique found in Blue Copper are:
- The product backlog is written down to help in sizing the product. This is one of the successful methods because it brings the option of estimating a particular task. The product owner will be always aware of the requirements but do lack sufficient details required for implementation. A good estimate can give insights to the client and prioritize the task during product development.
- Pair-programming is the next step we involve in eliminating complexities.
- Unit testing is something to change the code without breaking any other code involved in building the application.
- Peer reviews of the code to streamline the whole product engineering process are the next great step.
- The approach to automate the software QA to allow cost-saving and add a new test case along with the ongoing development process and increase in-test coverage of the application.
(Well, at Blue Copper we believe in the fact that continuous integration and continuous delivery allow the team to reduce the issues of integration and allow robust deployment. That’s how product engineering service companies should work.)
I am not finished yet, but I have stopped writing such long articles, as they tend to take you nowhere and you keep forgetting the information, the ones you read above.
Originally Published on Linkedin. Authored by Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of Blue Copper Technologies Pvt Ltd