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  • We have been working with Right&Above since late 2016. Our experience with them has been exceptional. At first, I was not convinced that an international... read more >

    Samuel Ibrahim - Founder & CEO

    Flow ROI

  • Working together with the Right&Above team is an excellent experience. They have successfully executed more actionable development strategies than... read more >

    Zoltan Gelencser MSc, MBA, PhD

    Research Talent Ltd.

  • Right & Above has been our go to IT services provider for the last four years, whether our project was electronics development or bespoke software development.... read more >

    N. Melissas

    S Falcon Australia Pty Ltd

  • Working with Right&Above has benefitted us in numerous ways. From talent, teamwork to timely delivery, Right&Above continues to prove to be an asset to... read more >

    Archana Jaiswal

    Funseek

  • Right&Above was a great pleasure to work with. Their staff was knowledgable and professional, committed to the project and timeline, dedicated to providing... read more >

    Anna Kuznesov

    Wishsoup

  • Right&Above team really impressed us with an exceptional ability to cater to all our technology needs. Whether it is hardware and software development,... read more >

    Alexander Gak

    Baeta Corporation

  • MRAG Americas, Inc. had a very unique app project.  Right&Above came highly recommended for this project by colleagues in the IT industry.  Right&Above... read more >

    Connie Delano

    MRAG Americas, Inc.

  • We sought the advice and services of Right&Above after they were recommended by a client of our firm. The client had used them to develop its website... read more >

    D. Sylvester

    Fitzgerald & Rhodes LLP

  • Our website www.commlinkav.com  needed a unique design, something special which could help us to stand out from the competitors. We are proud of our... read more >

    Roman Genkin - Partner

    Comm Link Inc.

  • Working with Right&Above was one of the best choices we have made as a company. Right&Above played a vital part in moving our business forward... read more >

    Candice Curtin - CEO

    Pressure Dx, LLC

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We have been working with Right&Above since late 2016. Our experience with them has been exceptional.

At first, I was not convinced that an international development company will meet the demands of our elaborate software platform, or completely understand the scope of our industry. However, not only we are happy but can unequivocally say we could not have accomplished our goals, objective, and develop such an comprehensive product with any other company. Right&Above have quickly and efficiently understood our requirement, our industry and the scope of the platform. Their designers and developers are first rate. They are able to scale the numbers of developers to meet the demands and deadlines of our needs. They are truly a partner that is always there and care not just about their work but also about our company and entire operation. When I demonstrate the product to industry leaders and colleagues in other industries, they are amazed at how fast we developed the platform and more amazed when we describe the budget to accomplish this magnificent work. Our relationship with Right&Above will continue for years to come, and with complete confidence I recommend them.

 

Samuel Ibrahim - Founder & CEO

Flow ROI

Our website www.commlinkav.com needed a unique design, something special which could help us to stand out from the competitors. We are proud of our high level of customer service and we always expect the same attitude to ourselves. Right&Above stands up to its slogan – the work was really done Right&Above our Expectations!

 

Roman Genkin - Partner

Comm Link Inc.

Working with Right&Above was one of the best choices we have made as a company. Right&Above played a vital part in moving our business forward by creating the vision we had for our innovative healthcare software. They worked efficiently and always kept in contact about the project status. Their work was extremely impressive and far exceeded our expectations. They were able to create a visually impressive, user friendly software which can now be used by healthcare providers all over the world. The feedback from our users has been incredibly positive. We are very grateful for the fantastic job they did. We will, without hesitation, use Right&Above again for all of our software engineering and graphic design needs in the future.

Candice Curtin - CEO

Pressure Dx, LLC

MRAG Americas, Inc. had a very unique app project.  Right&Above came highly recommended for this project by colleagues in the IT industry.  Right&Above accepted the project’s challenges confidently without hesitation.  They clearly outlined the scope and expected outcomes of building an app that would deliver reports to MRAG Americas, Inc. from anywhere anytime.  The results from Right&Above were exceptional, timely, professionally designed and created, and fully executed to complete satisfaction.  The open lines of communication made the project go smoothly and helped the debug phase immensely, as Right&Above found solutions that matched MRAG’s needs.  It is a pleasure doing business with Right&Above.

 

 

Connie Delano

MRAG Americas, Inc.

Working together with the Right&Above team is an excellent experience. They have successfully executed more actionable development strategies than most people have even started to think about. Right&Above has developed for us in a number of areas: hardware, embedded systems, firmware, server-side software and client front-end applications. They approached every challenge with a brilliant attitude and returned with a trustworthy advice on how to handle tasks impossible for others. The team is very competent in a great number of fields, engaging with R&D talent in the forefront of information technology. Without hesitation, I am recommending Right&Above for any project that requires the very best in development when the key to success is to do end-to-end development under the same roof.

 

Zoltan Gelencser MSc, MBA, PhD

Research Talent Ltd.

Working with Right&Above has benefitted us in numerous ways. From talent, teamwork to timely delivery, Right&Above continues to prove to be an asset to our company.
The results of working with Right&Above is a great product and support. We continue to get positive feedback on the product from our clients.
Right&Above is a one stop shop for all our needs. From front to back end development and hosting, Right&Above’s talented and reliable team continues to contribute greatly to our success.

Archana Jaiswal

Funseek

Right&Above team really impressed us with an exceptional ability to cater to all our technology needs. Whether it is hardware and software development, website creation or hosting and IT support, they timely provide everything we ask for. Using the right innovative technologies they’ve made our biggest, boldest idea come true – deliver a solution that helps our clients live a better, healthier life. Baeta Corporation also greatly respects Right&Above management capabilities for promptly communicating every status along the way. We believe that future lies in close cooperation of technology and mankind. Thanks to Right&Above, our vision made a difference in the healthcare industry.

Alexander Gak

Baeta Corporation

Right&Above was a great pleasure to work with. Their staff was knowledgable and professional, committed to the project and timeline, dedicated to providing best service possible. We are very pleased with the overall effort Right&Above has put forth, as well as the final result! They have delivered exactly what we needed and more!

Anna Kuznesov

Wishsoup

We sought the advice and services of Right&Above after they were recommended by a client of our firm. The client had used them to develop its website and was pleased with the work. Our experience with Right&Above was very positive as well. Their design ideas and mock-ups were first rate and timely. Their responsiveness to our requests and changes, their turnaround time, and their patience with us were all superb. We are quite happy with the end result, our website, and have gotten many compliments.

D. Sylvester

Fitzgerald & Rhodes LLP

Right & Above has been our go to IT services provider for the last four years, whether our project was electronics development or bespoke software development. R&A has employed the most competent and professional human resources with the ability to understand our requirements perfectly and deliver our milestones on time and budget every time. The team has gone above and beyond the standard in order to accomplish our goals, by means of creativity and sheer hard work. We look forward to continuing in our successful relationship with R&A for our IT outsourcing needs.

N. Melissas

S Falcon Australia Pty Ltd

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For us, there are no unexplored technology paths.
We provide a wide range of services including:

  • Software
    Engineering

    Java / C-languages / .NET / PHP / Ruby on Rails / WordPress / Drupal

    From desktop and web, to mobile and tablets, our development team codes with skill.

    We understand your needs and keep our finger on the pulse of the latest technologies to make sure every app meets and exceeds your expectations.

  • Web & Graphic
    Design

    Adobe Illustrator / Adobe Photoshop / CorelDRAW / HTML5/CSS3

    Whether you need an original website, or a concept, our talented designers will create a unique design to represent your unique project.

    When developing your website, we apply only cutting-edge W3C compliant web technologies.

  • IT Administration

    Linux/UNIX / Mobile / Windows / VoIP / Hosting / Cloud / Virtualization

    Need to troubleshoot a network problem or backup an application? Do what you always have done, while we support and host for you.

    We provide IT support and hosting services and can take care of networks, applications and websites.

  • Embedded
    Systems

    Embedded Programming / Research & Development / PCB Design & Layout

    Got an idea to create a new device? We can help. We provide embedded solutions for microcontroller based systems.

    From small devices to complex multifunctional systems, we take a challenge with a great inspiration, and a desire to bring you a top-notch solution.

From desktop and web, to mobile and tablets, our development team codes with skill.

We understand your needs and keep our finger on the pulse of the latest technologies to make sure every app meets and exceeds your expectations.

  • We are

    Right & Above –

    A full-service technology solutions provider based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

    We provide effective and efficient technology solutions to organizations of all sizes, both nationwide and internationally.

    We had a pleasure to work with clients in various industries, including security, telecommunications, healthcare, Internet, consumer electronics, and many more.

    By delivering effective, reliable and secure IT solutions, we help our clients optimize operations, remedy vulnerabilities and speed the development of new products and services.

  • We believe

    That a project should be done right, and that is to meet our clients’ expectations.

    We strive to offer more and be above which means to exceed these expectations.

    That’s what the name Right&Above stands for.

  • We work

    With startups, small and midsize businesses, large companies.

  • We are

    Talent-centric

    We believe that motivated, talented and dedicated professionals are the key to a project’s success.

    That’s why we carefully select our team members and create favorable conditions for a truly cooperative environment.

    Right&Above is a place where experts work hand in hand with young and creative professionals to reach one goal – bring every project to success.

  • With

    Right & Above,

    You get a true technology solutions delivery partner that is committed to your success.

    Our promise to our customers, is that we will always do the very best we can to help them reach their goals and be successful, commit to only what we can deliver, deliver on whatever we commit to, and that we will always deliver superior value to them through innovation, excellence, and professionalism.

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Which Development Methodology Will Suit Your Project Better?

What comes in mind when you think of software development methodology? Software development methodologies outline the processes that we use to build software. With so many approaches out there, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the wealth of options. Selecting a right software development methodology is one of crucial factors that can make or break your project.  How do you know which methodology will be the best for the job? Nowadays, the most popular approaches to organize proper processes in software development are Agile and Waterfall.

What is Agile?

Agile is an incremental approach to software development that promotes continuous iteration. It is also an umbrella term for a number of iterative methodologies and frameworks, such as Scrum, Kanban, Crystal Methods, Feature-Driven Development (FDD) and Extreme Programming (XP).

Agile is considered a flexible and non-scholastic approach. The idea is to break projects down into small bits called user stories, prioritize them and continuously deliver in short iterations. Iterative approach gives the project flexibility and reduces the risk of building a useless app, since there is a constant flow of feedback from the customers.

Besides, one of the priorities of Agile development is to keep things simple and add complexity when it is really needed.

Following the Agile Manifesto, we should value:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools;
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation;
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation;
  • Responding to change over following a plan.

Agile

 Pros and Cons of Agile

(+) Welcoming changes in requirements helps to satisfy the customer and create an up-to-date product but

(-) It can also stretch the timeline of the project for an indefinite period.

(+) According to Agile principles, the projects should be built around motivated individuals. Each member of a team should be self-disciplined and proficient in their role but….

(-) A demotivated team member can negatively influence the project flow and the team motivation overall.

(+) One of the advantages of Agile methodologies is frequent communication and face-to-face interactions but

(-) It can be quite difficult to add new team members without proper project documentation.

 

What is Waterfall?

The Waterfall model is a more traditional software development life cycle (SDLC) approach of managing a project. In this model, the development process is steadily carried out downwards, like a waterfall. The sequence of phases in the Waterfall model is shown in the following graphics.

Waterfall

Pros and Cons of Waterfall

(+) This development model is simple to use. Only when one development phase is completed the next one will be started but

(-) Imagine the situation when the project starts to run out of time and/or money. The last phase which is left is QA Testing. This phase will be shortened and, as a result, quality will suffer.

(+) The full scope of the work is known in advance but

(-)  It is very hard – if not possible – to make changes. Since the project development is based on documented requirements, the client may not see what exactly will be delivered until the project is almost completed. By that time, it will be difficult and costly to make changes.

Opinions of Right&Above Team Members

 “I am not sure what can be done using Agile for our project – we need loads of documentation which is crucial for the further development of our product.”

 Anna, Software Engineer

“Definitely Waterfall! Nothing could be better if you want to establish a structured and controllable software development process!”

Alex, Project Manager

I can’t say that we stick to one methodology. Our team prefers using some Agile principles, such as face-to-face conversations and delivering working software frequently. However, we also lean towards the traditional approach of the Waterfall method – its predictable workflow makes it easy to meet the deadlines.”

Dimitry, Team Lead

“As for me, building projects around motivated and talented individuals is a great idea! You are supported and trusted and free to create – what can be better? I am all for Agile!”

Dennis, UX/UI Designer

Discussion

So, which one is BETTER between the two?

There is no one-size-fits-all methodology that fits all projects. Rather, it is the nature of a job that defines the use of a particular methodology.

Choose Agile if…

Your project has a high level of uncertainty, and you know that requirements will be constantly changing. Also, Agile works best when all members of the development team are devoted to the project.

Choose Waterfall if…                                                                                      

The customers knows exactly what they want to see at the end of the project. Waterfall works great for building software if requirements are clearly defined with little chance of scope change throughout the life cycle of the project. You can benefit from Waterfall’s stability when projects are linear and predictable.

Mix of Both

There is no need to use only one methodology for the project. You can combine different approaches within one project. For instance, if the project is not strictly structured and not highly iterative at the same time, you can try a Hybrid approach. This methodology combines the classical Waterfall approach of software development (well-written documentation, fixed deadlines and budget) with Agile principles (frequent delivery, immediate user feedback, active team involvement and face-to-face interactions).

Bottom Line

The choice of software methodology depends on multiple criteria, such as the nature of the project, team size and expertise, preferences of various stakeholders, tools, existing organizational standards and lessons learned. There is no single solution which would apply to all projects and organizations, as software development models have their strengths and weaknesses. When planning the implementation of the project, evaluate your strengths and requirements and choose the model or a combination of models that may optimize your project’s efficiency.

 

 

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