We believe in agile ways of working, for the simple reason Agile methodologies help reduce risks of failure, help focus on achievable target and most importantly shift the focus on value for the customer.
Over time we built our network of professionals which we trust to take on any job. The business model we use allows us to recruit several resources as needed to complete the project according to customer needs.
One of our core values include providing customers with easily maintainable software. We know maintenance can rump up to very high costs in software projects. Building projects with poor foundations can lead to higher expenses later on.
Research shows that if a bug was not found and fixed inside a Sprint, it took 24 times as long to find and fix 3 weeks later.
Cutting corners does not help to deploy a system to production faster, instead iterating smaller production deployments over solid foundation does.
Without enough coverage and automated end to end tests, how could we have confidence in what we built? It is a simple matter of taking an insurance for the future. Test coverage can be seen as an initial investment and effort that will be rewarded when customers want to make changes to the applications without breaking existing functionality.
The Joel Test [source]
Finally I leave you with an interesting test by Joel Spolsky, this test should be taken with a pinch of salt, but it is interesting to see how your software team compares to Joel's criteria:
Do you use source control?
Can you make a build in one step?
Do you make daily builds?
Do you have a bug database?
Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
Do you have a spec?
Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
Do you use the best tools money can buy?
Do you have testers?
Do new candidates write code during their interview?
Do you do hallway usability testing?