When building eCommerce websites, PRETACOMMERCE uses a preconfigured, state of the art infrastructure and follows a lean, systematic approach. First, we make sure we understand your business. Then we select the best solutions out of the tens of thousands of widely tested Magento extensions, integrate and adapt them to create your eCommerce platform. Your final feedback, requirements and expectations are now expressed as a gap analysis based on an existing solution, and actual data, not a wish-list based on an abstract vision. This process allows us to present you with a fully-functioning online store, customized to your needs, in a matter of weeks — not months.
Lean development can be summarized by seven principles of which the most relevant are: Eliminate waste, Amplify learning, Deliver as fast as possible.
Eliminate waste which may include: Unnecessary code and functionality, unclear requirements and avoidable process repetition.
Amplify Learning. An interactive process with the client from the very beginning reduces “waste”. Simplify and shorten the otherwise very abstract discovery phase, coordinate expectations form the very start and leverage the power of an MVP (Minimum Viable Product). Rather than defining the complete and perfect scope up front, which is beyond most clients capability, and then find out after finishing the whole development cycle that this is not what the client expected, delivery is split into small and easily manageable units.
Deliver as fast as possible: There are over 10,000 Extensions for Magento available today, and this number is growing every day. Many of them are well tested and stable (because of their widespread use – crowd-testing). Therefore, we utilize modular development for our clients and aim to use available and proven modules and extensions to enhance your website functionality, reduce the cost and time to market.
The consequent application of lean software development and the use of the MVP (Minimal Viable Product) methodology requires, however, a well tuned DevOps environment and advanced infrastructure. Once the MVP is launched, this environment guarantees continuous deployment of improvements, additional functionality and fixes if needed in a rapid and timely manner.
Find out how we can develop a website in half the time or less.