If you are in the very first phase of the development of your project, your formula is often sufficient to give you a first clear idea of the quality of your solution.
When starting a project, one of the most important choices is to define to whom to entrust its first developments and indirectly what technologies will be implemented for this first version. Often a simple discussion about the project and an overview of the architecture and source codes allow for a first opinion on the design quality of the solution. While an audit should be tangible and substantiated, 95% of an audit's conclusions can be determined from a brief interview with the developer and an overview of the solution.
We then measure what we commonly call weak signals. It may be knowledge of certain practices, the choice of architectures, languages, functions developed or APIs used. All these elements are indirectly indices on the seniority of the developers and make it possible to pose first conclusions and a good number of assumptions.
Even if this formula is the opposite of the factual result of a classic audit which costs several thousand euros, it is an efficient, practical and inexpensive solution to get a first opinion.
This audit takes place in 3 phases:
- Phase 1: Interview with the project leader to understand the issues.
- Phase 2: Online questionnaire to be completed with some technical questions to ask the developer, if he is available.
- Phase 3: Analysis of the solution during an interview with the developer when possible.
- Phase 4: Recording of a video of the conclusions.
Deliverable: A 5-10 minute video explaining the conclusions of the audit with a possible screen sharing to show the elements evaluated.
If the first version of your solution is finished and if before launching the next evolutions you are wondering about:
the reliability of the solution
or on your development processes with the current technical team
The adequacy of the current technical team with the product roadmap
If your goal is to have a detailed opinion on your solution, its strengths and weaknesses and to have recommendations for areas for improvement, then this formula is potentially for you.
The aim of the "Enhanced Audit" formula is to analyze the role of each software component and the way it was designed. The conclusions of the audit are established according to the technological choices and the way in which they are implemented. The technology choices are also put into perspective in relation to the past and future objectives of the project.
This audit takes place in 4 phases:
- Phase 1: In order to establish precise conclusions specific to your project, we begin this audit with an initial work on the vision of your product roadmap in two phases:
A stage of discovery and synthesis
A stage of restitution and weighting according to the context of the project
- Phase 2: Interview with the technical team and analysis of the source codes of the solution. During this in-depth phase, we analyze compliance with best practices, the potential presence of automatic tests, the robustness of the solution, the way in which the data is stored, the structure of the database and assess whether we identify any obvious breaches in the security of the solution.
- Phase 3: Sending the audit report
- Phase 4: Presentation of the audit findings during a recorded meeting so that you can review it whenever you want.
The vision of the product that you will have communicated to us
List of all components
Synthetic diagram of the solution
Opinion on the technologies chosen component by component
Opinion on the adequacy of technologies in relation to the vision of the product roadmap
Opinion on the quality of the solution: Design quality, scalability, maintainability over time, scalability, ease of use by a new developer.
Summary of faults in the solution and areas for improvement.
Video recording of the presentation interview.
If your solution is already in production and you are about to accelerate, this advanced audit is potentially adapted to your need. This is an audit that is fully personalized to your context, your architecture, your team and your roadmap. This audit is generally necessary upstream of a fundraising and reassures investors of the value of the developments made. It can also be used to assess the ability of the current team to achieve your roadmap.
The planning of this audit being to be carried out together, here are nevertheless the main lines of what we will integrate:
- Phase 1: Interviews with the founder (s), the product owner and the development team to conceptualize and weight the audit and align the roadmap and strategic issues.
- Phase 2: In-depth audit of your architecture: Compliance with good practices, the potential presence of automatic tests, the robustness of the solution, the way in which the data is stored, the structure of the database and assess whether we identify obvious breaches in the security of the solution.
- Phase 3: Estimation of the charges required for the suggested improvements and identification of different options.
- Phase 4: Presentation of the conclusions of the audit and the proposed target architecture during a recorded meeting.
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