Uptima end-to-end implementation methodology is packed with best practices to accelerate the delivery, reduce risk factors, and to ensure the projects strategic goals are met at the highest quality.

Our methodology is a blended plan of waterfall and Agile with the intent of taking the best from each for a combined “best of both world” plan.

The five phases of our methodology are:

Planning

The planning phase is dedicated to planning the entire project at a high level as well as a lower level detailed plan for the next phase. During this phase we work together with your team to build a project plan and schedule that will address the strategic, technical and organizational constraints necessary for a successful implementation.  This phase is where the theory and experience meets reality to develop the working plan for the implementation.

Define & Design

Having a high-level design defined and documented upfront for the sole purpose of outlining the structure and boundaries of the solution is highly beneficial in preventing scope creep and slippery slopes. This phase details the major building blocks and the components of each to the degree of detail captured during the initial workshops. Most importantly, the sign-off of the High level design document also constructs the product/release backlog sign-off. This will feed into the Agile build phase.

Build

Our iterative build cycles are the equivalent of Agile sprints.  Each spring starts with a planning session where we agree what will be delivered at the end of the sprint. Each cycle is tested and followed by a demo to gather feedback

Test

During the test phase both Uptima and the customer will confirm that the system has been setup according to the requirements and design.

Launch

During the launch phase Uptima ensures a smooth production launch of the solution and complete project transition activities.