So, you’ve got your first MVP to the market. The product is pretty well designed. It kind of, sort of works, but it’s still not perfect. That being said, it was well-received by the market and brings clients and investors on board. There is a great potential in it but needs to be more polished, so further development is needed to scale it up. Since the live product already might have a considerable user base it’s a good idea that any changes that need to be implemented into the system could be done seamlessly, without the need to put down the entire thing. So, the entirely new architecture needs to be designed in such a way to allow adding new functionalities on the fly and with room for potential further development.
The microservices-based approach produces a type of architecture that drifts from a traditional monolith approach to a more spread out and unit-focused philosophy. Favoring flexibility and scalability, it might be a perfect solution for companies that want to bring their system to the next level fast and with a fairly low entry barrier. Of course, one size doesn’t fit all. So it’s always good to keep in mind the use cases and limitations when implementing any strategy. That being said when applied correctly, microservices can become a key component of a company’s growth.
What can you help me with?
That’s the first question to ask a software house before outsourcing an IT project. A wide variety of services should be offered by a software house in order to get you covered in every stage of your product development. From project and technology consulting through product design and development to QA and testing and DevOps just to name a few. The wider the offering is the more certain you can be that your partner will be able to help you throughout the entire product lifecycle.
Working with our clients, we frequently get asked about how a perfect user story should look like in order to facilitate the cooperation between business and development teams. Below is a small write up on the subject based on our longtime experience.
User stories are central element to the agile/scrum methodology as they define every piece of work being done by an agile team. There are several important guidelines that needs to be followed to create proper user stories that fit well with the overall process.