Software Development Capabilities

At Sky Insurance Tech, we are uniquely dedicated to building fully custom software solutions for companies in the insurance industry.  Our approach is one of a kind in that we have the full resources and experience in the insurance industry to help you build your solutions from the ground up, all the way to deployment of your software.  By maintaining a focus of only working in and around the insurance industry, our development times are reduced significantly because we share a common language with our clients.

Our Project Methodologies

What is Agile?

Agile model helps to minimize risk by developing application in short time boxes, called iterations. Each iteration is like a miniature software project of its own. Here the requirements may keep changing. An Agile Model is accurate, consistent, detailed, simple and comprehensible. It is intended to be a compilation of values, principles, and practices for modeling software that can be applied on a software development project in a more flexible method than traditional modeling methods.

We follow agile model for the risk-laden projects. Projects that do not have clearly defined requirements and where the early version of developed software may face evolving market challenges. We reduce development time, deliver responsive software solutions and work in tandem with our clients to better market their products and better meet their growing demands. Starting from planning to designing and coding to testing; we follow a systematic process to execute.

Our underlying principles in adopting the agile methodology are:

  • Ensuring customer satisfaction through continuous delivery of workable software solutions.
  • Developing software and delivering solutions in short time boxes (in weeks than months)
  • Continuous collaboration among team members to successfully execute the projects
  • Responding to change requirements quickly to counter market challenges
  • Conducting regular meetings to discuss the improvements, suggest new additions and betterments

Our product engineering team has been successfully delivering quality solutions to clients with dissimilar business requirements using a set of productive agile methods namely Adaptive Software Development, Scrum, Agile Unified Process, Test Driven Development.

What is waterfall?

Waterfall model is also known as Classic Life Cycle Model or Linear Sequential Model. It is best suitable when the requirements are clearly defined. Here a one step a time approach is followed. The waterfall model is a chronological development process where development is seen as flowing steadily downwards like a waterfall.

We follow waterfall model especially for the small scale projects. Here, a sequential development approach is adopted to judge the phase-by-phase progress. Each phase in this framework runs naturally, one next to the other without overlapping the development phases. We start from requirement analysis and specification, create design essentials, implement, conduct testing and integration, welcome partner feedback and bring the necessary changes and then go for operation and maintenance. Project guidelines are strictly followed to bring accuracy and erase errors in development phase. Plus, strict reviews after each stage of development are considered vital for successful project execution.
Mark Combs
Mark CombsCEO
What makes us so different is that we take a business approach to software development. Of course, you must have the technical skills to pull off development but you can find that almost anywhere. The key is when you actually understand the business, what the product is trying to accomplish, and how it will ultimately be used and sold.

That is what makes us unique. By merging our business consulting team with our developers on the front end, we can translate the business objectives into an understandable language. In the end this means our clients are delivered solutions with a design that works perfectly!

Capabilities

  • LAMP & PHP Development

  • Microsoft .net Portfolio

  • Custom PHP – MYSQL Projects

  • Projects using Yii Framework

  • WordPress projects

  • Mobile Apps

  • Responsive Bootstrap projects

  • Rich Client jQUERY projects

  • HTML 5 / CSS / JQuery

  • Flex/Flash/Action Script

  • Cocoa/Objective C

  • SaaS Product Development

We undertake each of project with utmost care and work very cautiously. We plan out a definite chart for action before making a decision. Our team of experts, monitor and review the project closely to avoid any malfunction. We manage and supervise the proper functioning of our clients projects so as to deliver on time, high performance services and facilities. Some of our methods and techniques includes:

  • Requirement capture
  • Prototype & high level diagrams
  • Module releases
  • Periodic review & updates by the client
  • Checklist method
  • Well defined architecture
  • Task & bug tracking system
  • Source code & version control system
  • Frequent review of SLA & planning documents by Project Manager

Our techniques and methods are detailed and clear. Our goals are well-defined and precise and we ensure our clients and customers get positive results. And we are able to do this with the help of our awesome workforce.

  • PMP Certified
  • Agile Development Certified
  • Microsoft Certified
  • CSM Certified

How Our Project Management Practices Ensure Your Success?

While leading a project, we make sure we are working to the best of our abilities. Our aim is to help our project teams to gain responsibility and experience, while at the same time keep our clients engaged during the development process. This is how we ensure 100% success in our project delivery and guaranteed client satisfaction. How we do it?

This is how:

  • Whether it is a small project or a big project, we kick off each project formally. This sets a certain expectations for the project which our clients appreciate.
  • We document our projects well. This includes even the minutest of project management details like:
    • Preparing communication plans on how project discussions will take place
    • Preparing requirements documents that put the project scope in perspective for us and the clients
    • Preparing design documents that help the developers to take forward the coding and testing of the solution
  • We conduct regular weekly calls with our teams and the client to ensure that the team is on track and the client is aware about the project progress.
  • When the product / sprint is developed we let the client test it so that they can see for themselves whether the product meets their expectations or not.
  • Before handing over the product for deployment, we put together a proper closeout checklist to make sure:
    • All the deliverables are done
    • All the tasks are complete
    • All the testing has been done

If you have ever attempted to build and deploy a software program built from an insurance perspective, you likely have already learned the difficulties of navigation HIPAA and HITECH compliance laws.  Further, if you have had to explain these to a software development team you know how frustrating that process is as well.  Our focus on the insurance industry allows us to fully deployment compliant solutions in an easy, fast and secure manner.

We adopt a flexible approach to identify the opportunities that can help you garner maximum benefits of an affordable application development service. Our LAMP application team has extensive knowledge in custom software development on Web 2.0 framework and our expertise spans a wide range of open source technologies. Given below is a broad variety of the open source technologies we specialize in:

  • Object oriented programming
  • Enterprise integration and development adopting SOA environment
  • Joomla, Rubby on rails, OS – Commerce, Perl, Python, Zen Cart, Apache, BOA (Embedded Web Server), Linux, Red Hat Linux, UNIX, uClinux (Embedded Linux), PHP, PHP CMS, MySQL and PostGreSQL, AJAX & AJAX Frameworks, Smarty, Tcl-Tk