Rave Technologies has evolved a powerful development methodology, called RADAR™ (Rapid Application Development at Rave), that is specifically optimized for offshore projects to ensure on-time, on-budget and on-process delivery. By ‘on-process’ we mean that all agreed standards (whether Rave’s internal standards or client standards) have been adhered to and reviewed before making deliveries.
RADAR™ moves away from traditional life cycles and places a great emphasis on client involvement and client communication since a majority of the work is executed offshore. RADAR™ also takes full advantage of the time differences between the client and Rave Technologies’ Indian offices to stretch the working day.
RADAR™ is based on the following principles:
• Active client involvement throughout the project
• Iterative and incremental development and phased deliveries
• Tight project management (process measurement, people, schedule,
• Proactive team and people management
• High-degree of transparency and client control
• Usage and sharing of best practices
• A partnership approach to development
Given that each client has specific requirements and is a long-term partnership for Rave Technologies, it is almost always necessary to review the fit of RADAR™ to the specific needs of the client. The customization of RADAR™ for specific clients is an activity that is undertaken through workshops at the start of the relationship and which further evolves through the first few projects. In customizing RADAR™, as ever, quality remains the focus.
RADAR™, as customized for a client, is captured in a series of client manuals, which are used as the basis for training the client's managers in how to work with Rave and manage successful offshore development projects.