Discover the technology that is taking place on the red planet

Discover the technology that is taking place on the red planet

“Dare mighty things.” This is the hidden message that many cybernetic “detectives” deciphered in the parachute of the Perseverance robot in February this year when it landed on Mars. It is the motto of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, USA. It defines the spirit of Hypernova Labs very well: we believe that the possibilities are endless for creation. Curiosity and the desire to create have led us to see a possible future in which our solutions are part of the space race and set foot on Mars.

The vertiginous advance of technology imposes daily challenges on us. It opens the door to creativity in a way never thought of before. The arrival of the Perseverance to Mars after a long journey opened our eyes to the infinite options of possible technological development. It stimulated our curiosity and interest in knowing a little more about the technology used in this significant step and that which will be used in the short term.

The Perseverance and its incredible journey

The journey that began in July 2020 culminated in February 2021 with the arrival of the Perseverance robot on Mars, after traveling 480 million km. The landing was preceded by 7 minutes of excitement and uncertainty until the maneuver’s success was confirmed.

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Its mission is to collect different samples from the ground and check, using other high-tech devices, the possible conditions for human life in the future.

The Perseverance is equipped with:

Supercam (laser camera and spectrometers used to identify organic compounds)

Mastcam-Z (panoramic cameras with zoom)

Rimfax (radar penetrating up to 10 meters into the ground)

Sherloc/Watson ( ultraviolet spectrometer and camera)

Meda (weather station)

Pixl (x-ray spectrometer that determines chemical elements)

Moxie (able to produce oxygen from CO2 on Mars).

This incredible equipment is developed with the highest technology of the moment. It will allow us to take one more step towards the construction of a future in outer space.

One of the most curious and interesting things in terms of technology is that the Perseverance has a helicopter called Ingenuity governed by the open-source Linux operating system. The processor it uses is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, used a few years ago in the Samsung Galaxy S5.

These data lead us to think more carefully about what technology will be used on Mars shortly. Because it is not only the extraordinary breakthrough achieved in Perseverance. To this step taken by Nasa, we can add the achievement of Space X and the arrival of the Crew Dragon to the International Space Station in 2020.

The Crew Dragon and the fascinating technology that allows its communication

It is a fact that technology in the development of mobile equipment that allows taking pictures, videos and sending messages in real-time is at the forefront. But when traveling into space and transmitting from there, the obstacle is no longer the device but the connection.

Communication with the Crew Dragon has used the same TCP/IP protocols as on Earth regarding data transmission with the ISS. But when it comes to connecting with vehicles miles away, Nasa developed a DTN communications protocol that fits these new conditions. The streaming is based on two types of communication to obtain the signals coming from the ground: the S-Band (for telemetry and audio) and the Ku-Band (for data and videos).

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Today's technology at the service of the future

Undoubtedly, the development of technology is going beyond the barrier of time in terms of its applications. In this new path of space exploration, new programming languages have made a difference. The possibility of generating maps with total accuracy through technologies such as Google Maps, virtual reality, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence has made it possible to elaborate on possible scenarios and experiment on the ground before embarking on the journey.

And it doesn’t stop. Just one look at Elon Musk, Space X, and his project to send crewed spacecraft to Mars in 2026 makes us meditate on all that is yet to happen. With that in mind, Hypernova Labs does not hold back to innovation because, wherever mangoes and decides to grow, technology will be vital to create the necessary solutions for day-to-day life.

Will fintech reach Mars, for example? It is possible because the exchange of resources is inherent to human life, so our solutions aim to grow to fill the necessary spaces, wherever they are. Hypernova Labs never stops dreaming and creating because only those who desire first can build the future. You are just a click away from being part of the future. We are waiting for you.

Clutch platform and Hypernova Labs: know more about our new allies!

Clutch platform and Hypernova Labs: know more about our new allies!

Being a member of a community is very important. Hypernova Labs is today a member of Clutch, one of the essential business services platforms.

Having the support of Clutch at the enterprise level is one of the most impactful experiences in our young trajectory. It represents the recognition of the professionalism and quality that distinguishes our solutions in the market.

Our reasons for choosing Clutch as the right platform when making business decisions

As an organization, our objective is to offer state-of-the-art technological solutions so that our clients can provide their users with the best experience. Our goal is to become a leader in our industry, crossing borders. Likewise, to offer a service that adapts to changing market conditions and the requirements of companies in various sectors and entrepreneurs.

For this reason, Clutch represents the ideal platform to connect with the client. This group of professionals carefully studied the market and understood that selecting a suitable service provider was not simple. In an environment where information was deficient, making informed decisions was not an option.

The desire to create an appropriate space for service providers and customers, where the conditions for negotiation were right, led to the birth of Clutch. The platform collects and organizes everything related to data analysis and customer information from registered companies. This is how it favors trust in the process and facilitates the choice of suppliers.

Each of the companies that are part of this community carries with it the solid backing of their customers’ opinions, the exhaustive evaluation of Clutch’s staff, and the necessary assessment to ensure that it is up to the demands of a changing, challenging market that requires innovation at every step.

But that’s not all. The most important added value for us as a software development company is the opportunity to climb a new step in building our reputation as a company. Also, attract the best potential customers and develop our leadership in technology in our region.

Today, Clutch has around 36,000 customer reviews and more than 100 market analysis reports, information that supports the community’s quality.

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Hypernova Labs and its profile

Our current and potential customers have the best information about our company in the Clutch portal. There is no need to spend your time in unnecessary searches. Just approach, and you can find specialized data on:

    • Our different product lines.

    • Composition of our client portfolio

    • Technical information regarding platforms, methodologies, and technology used in the development of technological solutions.

    • Portfolio of products and services

In the same way, they have the opportunity to discover all about the experience of great customers who have made our path an exciting adventure. As Raul Ramsay, President of Club Activo 20-30, states, the experience of working together allowed us to meet their needs and demonstrate our professionalism, commitment, and determination to stay one step ahead in technology:

The team has shown outstanding commitment and is very strict with deadlines (…). Their most impressive aspects are their availability, commitment, and excellent skills. They are fabulous and have a solid relationship with Microsoft technologies.”

The desire to make our work transparent to the client, favor constant communication and innovate in every solution is part of the great experience we shared with Cecilia Arias, Vice President of Technology and Investment at Grupo Cochez:

Their openness to listen to our needs is noteworthy (…) They are also flexible and available to leverage other developments for the creation of new products. Their ability to innovate is outstanding“.

This space offers any client interested in contracting our services the necessary information for an intelligent and informed decision-making process that results in the best client/supplier combination.

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One more step towards excellence

Our hard work has filled us with satisfaction so far. It continues to supply us with pride to recognize groups like Clutch, for whom excellence is the primary requirement. We continue working, learning, and innovating every day. No border can stop us. We are expanding to reach more and better customers, establish the best commercial alliances, and become stronger and stronger as an organization. The inclusion in Clutch is one more step towards building our technological leadership in the region. Be part of this phenomenon and make history with us. We are waiting for you.

Find out what Scrum and DevOps can offer us in software development

Find out what Scrum and DevOps can offer us in software development

The terms Scrum and DevOps open the door to the world of software development. Software development might seem, at first glance, to be a mechanical process in which a group of professionals dives into until they deliver a product. But it is much more than that. It comprises an organizational culture and methodology. It is a process with its essence and involves all organization members, to a greater or lesser extent.

Hypernova Labs knows the process very well because it is at the heart of its daily work. The AGILE methodology is our chosen formula for bringing to life the solutions that our clients require. Let’s take a brief tour of these terms that are commonplace for our customers, maybe foreign, and we want them to see our world through our own eyes.

What are we talking about when we say AGILE Methodology?

There are many ways of doing things, and the AGILE methodology is the one that fits perfectly with our standards of quality and customer service. It is a working formula that focuses on speed and flexibility when adapting to the client’s needs and offering the best results.

The AGILE methodology is based on giving priority to the client in terms of delivery times, offering them the opportunity to participate in the process, be part of the change, and create value in the development of their product.

It is an ideal methodology for those changing projects. The customer’s needs set the tone, and it is necessary to make adjustments to add the correct value at each stage.

Scrum as a framework

Scrum is a methodology or framework for those complex projects managed by teams. It is an agile work methodology that adapts perfectly to projects that require short-time deliveries, with requirements that may change during the project development. It stands out for being a perfect space for innovation, competitiveness, flexibility, and productivity.

The Scrum methodology is characterized by:

    • Transparency. Because it is a methodology in which everyone involved knows what is happening in the process in real-time.

    • Inspection. Because the process is constantly monitored to allow it to flow in the right way, in time, and results.

    • Adaptation. Because all members adjust to achieve the objectives in the proposed terms.

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By Edar - Pixabay

Roles in the Scrum methodology

Within the work teams, there are three fundamental roles:

Product owner

Responsible for maximizing the value of the work carried out by the team. They are in continuous contact with the customer and have extensive knowledge of the project. There is only one Product owner for each project.

Scrum Master

Their responsibility is to ensure that all the techniques related to the methodology in question are correctly applied. Their objective is to eliminate the elements that impede the free development of the process.

Development team

It is the group of professionals responsible for carrying out all the tasks that the Product Owner has determined according to the project’s priorities.

What are the different moments of the Scrum methodology?

According to the development of the project, the Scrum methodology goes through different moments.

Sprint

These are established work periods that can last up to a maximum of one month. It defines the project development pace and includes all the actions that add value to the project in its different stages.

Sprint Planning

This is the meeting in which Sprint objectives and the different actions to be carried out by the team to achieve them are defined.

Daily meeting

Daily meeting for the review of tasks in which it is explained what each member must do and what are the limitations that exist.

Sprint review

Meeting whose objective is to evaluate the value added to the development process at that point. It is the only meeting attended by the customer to validate the changes and the product.

Sprint Retrospective

The parts have a meeting at the end of the Sprint to evaluate the process, the implementation, and the possibilities of improvement.

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By Joshua Sortino - Unsplash

DevOps as a complementary methodology

Much has been said about DevOps, and it is thought to be an alternative methodology to Scrum. Still, in reality, it is a compliment that broadens the participation of the organization’s members in the software development process.

The term DevOps comes from the fusion of the development and operations of the word. It refers to the union of the efforts of development and IT operations personnel to optimize growth and product delivery times. Traditionally separate sectors come together to achieve participation that translates into effectiveness and productivity.

DevOps is more than a methodology. It is a change in the organizational culture that implies an openness in the vision of what the software development process and value addition mean.

It promotes the spirit of cooperation between the different teams involved in the process, broadens the scope of the responsibilities of its members, and becomes a continuous learning process.

Scrum + DevOps, what surprises does it offer us

Scrum promotes teamwork, innovation, and creativity. It incorporates the customer in the development process. It emphasizes the modeling of the product in stages, in which value is added according to the customer’s needs.

DevOps further opens the doors to operational human capital and incorporates it into the development process. The fact that operational problems can be foreseen from the development stage is again in the process. Likewise, automated DevOps evaluation processes quickly provide data on potential failures. This data allows the development team to adjust the project and optimize delivery times.

Scrum + DevOps is the right choice if the company is open to the organizational change it implies, shifting from small teams to larger multidisciplinary teams. It favors the integration of personnel and belonging, besides being an excellent learning tool between professionals from different areas. Come and discover how Hypernova Labs has made the Agile methodology a way of life that makes a difference in the quality of its solutions. We are waiting for you.

Frontend, Backend and Fullstack: the web developer golden trio

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Frontend, Backend and Fullstack: the web developer golden trio

The exponential growth of the internet is an undeniable reality. Most people dedicate a large part of their time to activities related to the internet, either for professional or entertainment reasons. And everyone surfs different websites every day, many without knowing that the design and operation of these spaces are the responsibility of web developers.
The web developers, silently and behind the scenes, have given life and value to the virtual world.

Hypernova Labs works every day to strengthen and train its web developers to make our clients’ experience the best in the market. That is why it is so crucial for us that you know a little more about who we are and what we do to offer you a first-class job.

What is a web developer?

Simply put, a web developer is a professional who designs, creates, and maintains websites and web applications. The scope of their work extends to the internet and intranet. He is an expert in information technology and has multiple skills to carry out his work.

It is one of the most demanded professional profiles today for the value they bring to organizations, especially nowadays with the rise of the digital economy and e-commerce.

Its field of work is vast. For this reason, it is possible to divide it into three main branches, according to the area in which it is developed: frontend, backend, and fullstack.

Frontend developer

A frontend developer is in charge of everything that the user can visualize. That is to say, everything that runs at the client’s sight, known as the presentation layer or User Interface.

He/she is proficient in HTML, CSS, and Javascript languages, which allows him/her to translate the design and all the functionalities proposed to the user into tangible results.

Although the frontend developer is not in charge of the original design, he must have basic design and good user interface practices. In this way, he/she will recreate the desired format and add the expected functionalities successfully.

The frontend developer has the following objectives:

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By Gerd Altmann - Pixabay

Optimize load times.

Since user experience is paramount, improving page load times is extremely important. To the extent that the loading time is fast, the user experience improves, and the conversion into sales usually increases.

Achieving Responsive Web Design.

Today, one of the challenges facing a frontend developer is the construction and design of a website that can be viewed optimally on any of the devices available on the market.
Responsive web design is a web design and development technique that, through flexible structures and other tools, manages to adapt a website to the device’s environment in which it is located.

Optimize the visualization in all browsers if possible.

As with the different devices, it is necessary that a page or a website can be displayed optimally in the other browsers available today. This is one of the challenges that frontend developers face daily when carrying out their work.

Develop maintainable code over time.

It is essential that the code is clean, readable, efficient and allows its future maintenance and incorporation of the necessary functionalities.

Backend developer

The work of the backend developer is carried out behind the scenes. Their workspace is the server itself. Their goal is to allow the user to obtain the greatest possible comfort when navigating. Without their work, the task of the frontend developer would not be sustainable.

It is closely related to everything related to the creation and design of the software architecture. By this, we mean the software components, their properties, and the relationships between them.

Like the frontend, the backend is a professional who masters multiple skills concerning:

    • Languages and frameworks, such as ASP. NET, PHP, Ruby, Python, Node.js, and Java.

    • Databases to store the necessary data. The most common are MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and MongoDB.

It also knows protocols and interactivity, among others.

Fullstack developer

The full-stack developer is the union of the best of each of the previous developers. It can be defined as a professional who can work on a project, both on the client-side (frontend) and the server-side (backend).

Many believe that a single professional can’t concentrate all the knowledge needed to master the whole picture. But its value is centered on something beyond technical skills: a fullstack developer can solve problems on both the user and server-side.

It requires the necessary experience in both fields and the development of soft skills, such as:

    • communication. 

    • personnel management

    • use of your creativity

    • effective time management

They are a versatile professional, skilled at working in a team and in high demand today.

Hypernova Labs and its team of developer

Our company always aims to offer the best possible customer experience through tailored solutions to their needs. Based on this, we have a team of the backend, frontend, and fullstack developers prepared in cutting-edge technology to offer you the best in the market in terms of:

    • software development in general

    • mobile applications

    • cloud services

    • user experience.

Having a team of expert developers, needs resources that are capable of handling the workload. having this in mind, Hypernovalabs has acquired the new HP laptops. Half of the team has HP Zbook and the other half has the HP Elitebook. If you want to checkout the difference between hp zbook vs elite book, you can check out the article at the end of the page.

 

For us, the constant training of our team is a necessity and, for this reason, they have the impetus and support necessary to be the best in their area. Our team of developers is what you need to step up and make the digital transformation of your business a reality. Let us be part of your success.

How to resolve your banking security with software development

How to resolve your banking security with software development

Digital transformation has revolutionized banking but, at the same time, has given rise to new challenges in terms of banking security. New customer demands regarding the speed of service, simpler and more remote operations, and greater security and identity protection have awakened the need to develop new control and security mechanisms.

As technology has advanced, so have the methods for breaching bank security mechanisms. For this reason, sectors such as fintech and other software development companies have focused on creating financial solutions that offer the best security standards, both for the customer and financial institutions.

Challenges facing banking security in 2021

Successful integration of fintech and financial institutions.

Customers increasingly require services that offer speed, are frictionless (that flow in the best possible way), and ensure the integrity of the data they share. For their part, banking institutions, seeking to satisfy user requirements, are increasingly forming alliances with fintechs.

The integration of banking and fintech solutions has created a new challenge in terms of cybersecurity. The more players involved in a financial transaction, the more sectors share customer information. Thus, both must work together to ensure data integrity and privacy.

Achieving a balance between the development of financial solutions and banking security methods.

The development of digital solutions for the banking area is a sector that is proliferating. Fintech has proven to be an area where creativity and a focus on customer service are a priority. But this development encounters a challenge when it comes to security.

Banking security methods do not grow and are not carried out at the same speed, which is why it is necessary to strike a balance between the two to offer the customer what he requires as a final product: a solution that gives him the ideal speed when making a transaction and the exact security of his information.

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Customer education as a critical factor in controlling phishing

Phishing remains one of the biggest problems facing banking security. As solutions grow, so does digital crime. For this reason, educating the user about the risks they run and making them a proactive actor in safeguarding their security is very important. By creating awareness of the danger they may run, the customer will assume a responsible attitude and become the best ally of banking security.

Minimizing the dangers of ransomware

The theft and subsequent ransomware of banking information are some of the biggest threats in recent times. Identity theft through phishing is one way that ransomware frequently uses to subsequently make use of the information in any way it wishes. At this point, the union of financial institutions and fintechs is essential to find solutions andconfront crime.                     
Digital onboarding or online customer identification process seeks to strengthen security in this area to minimize identity theft and make customer onboarding a safe space.

Digital onboarding and banking security

The growth of online banking and neobanks has been two of the most important reasons for digital onboarding to gain strength as one of the most relevant areas when discussing banking security.

Digital onboarding is defined as the process of onboarding customers in a non-face-to-face manner through different online channels. It is a revolutionary technology in the financial area, and its development is based on the highest security standards.

Its implementation is subject, in most countries, to the legal regulations of the banking sector regarding customer identification. This is another reason why digital onboarding has been increasingly focused on securely guaranteeing its results.

The most crucial security card at stake in digital onboarding is the use of biometric technology. This technology is based on recognizing traits, both physical and behavioral when identifying a user.

Benefits of digital onboarding in security

The benefits of digital onboarding in terms of security are, among others:

    • It allows detecting fraud or identity theft in a faster and easier way because it focuses much more carefully on verifying the documentation and consistency of the data collected.
    • Using the video call as a means of authentication allows preserving these recordings as proof and support of the user’s identity in the future.
    • Increased security throughout the entire chain of custody of the information.
    • The separation between user identification and authentication reinforces security at all times. Not only does it incorporate the client, but it also integrates the authentication mechanism that allows for a posteriori verification of prior identification when performing transactions.

For Hypernova Labs, security is a priority in developing each of the solutions offered to the financial sector. We understand that the future credibility of the client depends on the security provided by each application. For this reason, we are constantly updating, and our development remains at the forefront of cybersecurity and banking security. Don’t fear the integrity of your data or your customers. Have a coffee with us and discover why we are your best solution.

The amazing and non stopping financial technology companies sector!

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The amazing and non stopping financial technology companies sector!

The Fintech or financial technology companies sector has not stopped, despite the confinement and all its consequences. We could say that it has experienced an interesting turnaround in the face of the challenges imposed by the new lifestyle in many aspects. The rigidity that until a few years ago characterized the financial sector has transformed. This is how flexibility in operations and processes is imposed, and fintechs are emerging as the perfect creators of solutions in times of change.

The new face of Fintech in 2021

Let’s take a look at the main objectives of fintechs before addressing their possible near future. Their goals focus on:

    • Making technology a tool to offer better financial services.

    • Eliminate P2P (person-to-person) intermediation in those financial products where it is possible.

    • Add value to existing financial processes.

    • Lowering the costs of financial services.

    • Broaden the scope of these services and make the processes much more transparent for the user.

In the quest to meet these objectives and face the new challenges posed by the year 2021, fintechs are expanding their scope and redefining their course. Let’s take a brief look at the latest trends.

Expansion and changes in the figure of crowdlending

The need to obtain credit has grown in recent times and understandably so. Crowdlending or financing through a digital platform is one of the most profitable and efficient options to date. Both lenders and beneficiaries are in direct contact, minimize bank intermediation, and add value to the traditional credit process.

In 2021, we will see further growth of this figure, even in its equity crowdfunding variant. The participation of investors or lenders is based on equity participation in the chosen project.

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Growth of the neobanks boom

Neobanks are financial institutions without a physical presence. They allow all operations to be carried out through their mobile applications, which are simple, easy to use, and practical.

At this moment, they are presented as the perfect option for those customers who need to make their payments and operations as efficiently as possible and with the least amount of time.

Blockchain technology as an ally in security, transparency, and speed.

Faced with a reality where banking and other financial services are oriented to digitizing services, cost reduction, and elimination of intermediation, blockchain technology becomes the perfect ally.

The use of blockchain for most financial companies ensures:

Efficiency by streamlining processes and reducing transaction costs.

Security and transparency because it ensures the verification and authenticity of transactions. Likewise, access to information in real-time at any point in the process.

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Increased use of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has become a beneficial resource for the growth of fintechs. The possibility of developing user-friendly tools that are easy to use and that optimize the user experience fully meets the sector’s expectations.

Chatbots are just a sample of how much AI can do in this sector, as they have simplified processes, respond to user needs. In the short term, they will be able to generate changes according to the predictive analysis they can make due to the interaction with the user.

The role of digital onboarding in the present and future of fintechs

Undoubtedly, the accelerated growth of Fintech has led to the development of many other areas of technology in parallel. The need to ensure the proper onboarding of new customers on the financial platforms and applications that burst into the market made digital onboarding a priority.

Digital onboarding, or mobile onboarding as it is also known, is the non-face-to-face identification process that allows customers to sign up for an application digitally, without intermediaries, eliminating the need to go somewhere or fill out paper forms physically.

The high levels of security and accuracy required for digital onboarding are supported by developing tools based on biometric technology that allows customer identification through a video call. Similarly, they have the necessary resources for the required verification of the documentation presented by the client in digital form. Digital onboarding also fills the necessary regulatory space, depending on the requirements of the countries where the applications are used, giving fintechs and their products the credibility and trust they need.

Hypernova Labs for the future

Hypernova Labs perfectly understands the needs of the 2021 customer, which is why we anticipated their financial and technological requirements by developing Aludra as the perfect ally when opting for e-commerce.

Aludra is an ecosystem of applications that will make your life easier by allowing you to increase your sales channels and upgrade your business. It will facilitate your mobile sales processes, customer connection, and electronic invoicing processes, meeting the highest levels of security and legal regulations that apply according to the characteristics of your business.

The future of Fintech is just around the corner, and Hypernova Labs knows the way. Let us build with you the financial solutions your company requires and make the future a pleasant surprise.

Discover every little thing about the Systems Development Life Cycle

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Discover every little thing about the Systems Development Life Cycle

The Systems Development Life Cycle comprises the different phases that are carried out to develop a product, from the requirements gathering to the delivery of the product to the end-user. Within this cycle are included the activities oriented to validate the chosen architecture and the methods used.

Phases of the software life cycle

Software development requires a systematic methodology that allows the management of the project clearly and effectively to achieve the initial objectives. For this reason, the software life cycle is structured in different modules or stages that mark the distinct moments of the project.

The phases are:

Planning 

This first phase contemplates all the activities related to:

    • Evaluation of the scope and magnitude of the project
    • Feasibility stud
    • Analysis of the possible risks to be faced
    • Financial assessment of the project
    • Determination of probable execution times
    • Allocation of resources by defined activity

Analysis

This phase establishes what the software to be designed should do, its limitations, and requirements. It is possible to include the analysis of conflicts with other existing systems and their impact on the organization where it will be implemented.

Design and programming

The architecture of the system and the different possible options to build it are defined. It is a process that requires constant evaluation of potential failures and necessary adjustments.

Once the design has been chosen, programming is the process of building the system. It is also known as the coding phase.

It is essential to choose the most efficient programming language and evaluate its vulnerabilities as it is being developed. Once this stage is completed, it is crucial to document the code generated appropriately.

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By Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Testing

There is no infallible system. For this reason, at this stage, it is subjected to the necessary tests to identify possible failures and correct them. It is advisable to use several testing methods and tests for performance, functionality, integrity, and binding.

Implementation

It is the moment in which the software is installed on the client. At this point, the necessary configurations for the final customer, adaptability, and any issues related to the interaction with other systems are evaluated.

Maintenance

Although it is the last phase, it is not the least important. The maintenance to be offered is of three types:

    • Corrective (elimination of defects arising during its service life).
    • Adaptive (adapting the system to new customer needs)
    • Perfective (including new functionalities in addition to the original ones).

Different approaches, different models

The approaches to carry out software development will vary depending on the requirements and the products developed. Its life cycle will adapt. The important thing is that the team always keeps in mind to satisfy the customer’s needs and to offer the right solutions for each problem.

Hypernova Labs is faithful to its Agile (Scrum) and DevOps methodology. Our daily commitment is to fulfill the development process optimally and ensure that our customers feel that their future is in the best hands.

Check out how Spotify has taught us to escalate Scrum efficiently!

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Check out how Spotify has taught us to escalate Scrum efficiently!

Spotify has set the standard by scaling Scrum in a unique and particular way. Its impact on agile models is currently very high. It has led to its model being replicated in different ways in different organizations in recent times.

It is well known that agile models like Scrum are perfect for small and medium-sized companies. But, as companies grow, these models begin to face difficulties in operating successfully. Spotify experienced this within its ranks precisely as a giant in the music industry. When they started operations, they were the perfect candidates to develop products under the agile Scrum methodology. But, with immense growth, difficulties were not long in coming.

Problems in communication and the loss of identification with the project by their developers led them to reevaluate the model and decide to create a new one adapted to their needs, based on Scrum.

Spotify's agile model

The Spotify model is based on:

Squads

Squads are the primary development units of Spotify. They are similar to Scrum teams. They are characterized by being autonomous, self-managed, and self-organized. Each squad has a mission to accomplish and can choose the agile methodology that best suits its purpose.

The squads have :

    • A Product Owner (provides the vision of the area that occupies the squad).
    • Agile Coach (collaborates in the optimization of the ways of working)
    • Software professionals (full-stack)

Each squad is motivated to deliver a running product with added value at the end of the sprint. 

The ideal number of members is a maximum of 8 people.

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Tribes

It is the matrix grouping of squads under the focus of a product. The number of squads per tribe should not exceed 100, although the number is much lower in practice.

Tribe leaders (usually three) are represented by product, engineering, or design members. Tribes retain their autonomy, as do squads.

Chapter or division

Chapters are a type of grouping that cuts across the tribe. It groups squad members according to their competencies. While the Agile methodology at Spotify seeks to maintain autonomy, it also recognizes the benefits of preserving dependency at certain levels. That is why the chapters are a way to create a dependency between squads giving rise to the generation of professionals for each area of competence.

Guilds

Guilds are interest groups in which anyone in the organization can join. The objective is to maintain integration, ensure transparency in problem-solving and alignment of the squads. It is an excellent strategy for members of different squads, even with other competencies, to share their experiences based on a common interest and provide feedback to their teams. They have weekly meetings in which the Chapter Leader meets with its members, exposes a problem, and looks for the most appropriate solution.

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What sets Spotify apart from the rest?

Spotify broke new ground by scaling what they didn’t think was possible to scale and successfully. The key to their model is based on:

    • It is incentivizing collective responsibility and trust among its members. Team spirit is vital in this model and the conviction that everyone must help each other because achievement is the product of teamwork.

    • A balance between autonomy, control, and alignment. Autonomy awakens creativity and improves employee self-esteem. Alignment to organizational principles and the right level of control allows work teams to grow positively and increase productivity.

    • Assume failures as part of the learning process and turn them into an opportunity for improvement.

    • Optimize communication, trust, and transparency among members of the organization.

    • Keep people’s well-being always as a premise when making decisions that affect their working conditions. People first.

       

Hypernova Labs shares with Spotify the idea that development models must respond to the needs of the organization’s members to make them a tool for success. We innovate every day, always with our people and the customer at the center. Let us innovate for you. You will not regret it.

 

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