What makes a Mercury engagement a success?
Mercury professionals communicate proactively throughout the course of an engagement
Work collaboratively with all constituents from the beginning, properly assessing needs and scope
Start gathering and developing ideas early in the project
Manage systematically, ensure milestones met and feedback is integrated into the workplan
Organize feedback and improvement requests in a logical manner
Building software is difficult - we have as much fun as we can while working
Working Protocols and Expectations
WE WORK IN AN AGILE MANNER
With Scrum we approach software development one small piece at a time while offering transparency and agility. Each sprint we break down large tasks into individual requirements, or user stories, that together make up the features and functionality of a product.
Mercury implements Scrum with the following characteristics and benefits:
- Regular development cycles or “Sprints”
- Requirements expressed through “User Stories”
- High visibility of progress
- Frequent reviews and feedback
- Adapts to changes in priorities or information
- Lower project overhead
Budgetary Control and Reporting
MercuryWorks automation tracks professionals’ time on each user story as work is performed. Furthermore, delivery leads review team member expended time at the close of each sprint and observe remaining planned work against overall project budget. In this manner we can ensure optimal budget utilization and produce software with ROI.
On top of Mercury staff oversight and management, we provide real time client visibility into project status via My MercuryWorks. Clients can view budget, user story completion and progress against planned work at any time.