SUAVE Development Methodology

Accion Labs follows a suite of time-tested and proven methodologies for software development. These methodologies are customized for various types of project requirements, and the development life-cycle varies based on the type of project – such as methodologies for development projects, methodologies for conversion projects or methodologies for support and maintenance projects.

These methodologies have been built upon an Agile philosophy and have been enhanced to support onsite, near-shore and offshore delivery models.

At the heart of this, each of these methodologies are built using our SUAVE framework.

Below are some of the high-lights of the SUAVE framework:

Tool driven development

Product development firms posed with complex source code structure, heterogeneous platform needs and shrinking product development cycles rely heavily on tools to accelerate and simplify their software development lifecycle. Accion Labs team has experience with a range of software development tools such as code generation tools, version control tools, unit testing tools, continuous build tools, automated testing tools, performance engineering tools, etc. A tool-driven approach has the potential to reduce the development cycles, improve documentation and improved quality of the code.

Model driven development

Product development firms leverage a model-driven approach to keeping the documentation and the code in sync with user requirements. Accion Labs team has experience with a range of modeling and design tools such as Rational, Power Designer, ERWin and other leading tools that enables true model-driven development.

Commercial, proprietary and open source frameworks/tools

In order to improve re-use and reduce overall time-to-market, product development organizations develop in-house frameworks or leverage external commercial/open source frameworks. Accion Labs team has helped it’s clients develop/deploy a number of proprietary, commercial and open source application development frameworks in the areas of web development, enterprise integration, web services, large scale data analytics, ETL tools, etc.

Agile development methodology

Agile methodology is commonly used within product engineering organizations to reduce time-to-market, improve communication between product management and product engineering teams and to reduce the overall cost of delivery of commercial products. Accion Labs team has led the transformation of a number of product engineering organizations into Agile organizations. Again, Accion Labs offers strategic advisory services such as Agile roadmap development, Agile tools implementation, Agile mentoring, Agile pilot execution, etc.

Contemporary leading-edge technology expertise

Most matured product firms are “updating” their software products with contemporary technologies such as Web 2.0, mobile development, social media integration, SaaS transformation, etc. Accion Labs team has experience in both designing as well implementing within all of these leading-edge technology areas.