The Virtue Group approach to project management is based on Extreme Programming methodology. Our approach minimizes risks associated with software development projects such as missed deadlines, budget overruns, and 'buggy' software, while also allowing for a rapid response to the changing and evolving needs of the project during implementation.
We develop software in short, iterative stages in consultation with our clients' in-house project leads, project managers, and our software developers. This teamwork-centric approach makes the project team nimble, able to adjust to the changing direction of the project and client needs.
The Virtue Group Difference
The main goal of the Virtue Group approach is to reduce the cost associated with change for our clients. We do this by:
Read on below for more specific information about our skills and expertise, methodologies, and delivery model. Then contact us to put the agile, nimble approach of the Virtue Group to work for you!
Your Virtue Group project team will be selected from our highly qualified stable of experts, in accordance with the needs of your specific project. With clients in virtually every sector with every type of professional expertise, we have just the team to implement your project on time, on budget, customizing your installation along the way.
Our technical team specializes in integrating technologies with business practices. We do this using Microsoft Technologies and Open Source Java and PHP web development on a Unix / Linux Platform.
Our services include:
Specific skill sets and technologies of our team members include:
(Development & maintenance)
|Technical Design||MS Vision|
|Data Modeling||MS Vision|
|J2EE||Eclipse, IBM WSAD, Sun Java Studio, Ants|
|Application Servers||Websphere, WebLogic, Sun ONE, Tomcat, JBOSS, iPlanet|
|Database||Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL|
|Multimedia||Flash, Dreamweaver, FrontPage, Photoshop, Illusion|
|Network Protocol||TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, SNMP, SMTP, SSH, DHCP, SIP|
|EAI||Web Services, SUN Java,.Net Server 2003 Family, MS BizTalk Server|
|Testing Service||Application Testing||MI WinRunner, MI LoadRunner, Test Director|
|System Maintenance||Maintenance||Windows Family Servers, Linux, Sun Solaris, HPUnix|
If you have questions about a specific skill set that you would require for your project, or more information about the Virtue Group's capabilities, contact us today.
As stated previously, the Virtue Group approach is designed to meet budgets, minimize risk, and adapt to the changing needs of a project in real time using specialized project management teams with relevant expertise.
Additionally, our approach focuses on the following areas:
A general project management outline from Virtue Group looks like this:
Virtue Group Methodology - Other Advantages and Features
The Virtue Group model is cleverly designed, with numerous advantages in terms of streamlining work and adapting on the way to completion, avoiding cost overruns. Here are just a few ways our methodology delivers for our clients:
Regular code reviews are built-in, with associates working collaboratively in pairs, and testing is written before the code and not considered finished until it passes the pre-agreed-upon tests.
Virtue Group has executive management teams located both in the US and offshore, ensuring hands-on project management of team members at both locations. In the US, our project architects and managers develop a deep understanding of client priorities and technical requirements. Offshore, our development and testing teams transform the project specs into designs using senior project leaders, software engineers, and test engineers.
Our basic delivery model can be graphically represented like this:
Advantages of this model include:
When you're ready to explore a customized approach for your project, contact us. One of our technical experts is ready to provide a complimentary consultation to you, at no obligation to you.