Our whole business is centered around building apps. Taking an idea from a thought to a working automated process in the palm of your hand takes so much effort. Some unicorn people can take a business idea, plan the development, design, code, test, and deploy their own product. For the rest of the world, it takes a team. With so much going into developing software, we wanted to highlight the various skilled roles that help our clients’ work come to life.
The first person in the application development journey is a Business Analyst. They conduct research and analysis in order to come up with solutions to business problems. They also help to introduce these solutions to businesses and their clients. The business analyst will listen to your pain points and needs to determine how we can solve those problems with a technological solution.
Our next role is Project Manager. Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints. This information is usually described in project documentation created at the beginning of the development process. The primary constraints are scope, time, and budget. Project Managers are the key communicators and keep everything moving.
The UI/UX Designers design all the screens that make up a digital user interface as well as the individual elements featured on those screens. They consider both the overall layout of each individual screen and how all the separate screens fit together. The designer’s role is to make a product or service usable, enjoyable, and accessible. Our designers work on both UI and UX. This part of the team makes the wireframes that outline how an application will look. They also outline how users navigate through the application.
Software Engineer —
Our Software Engineers design and create computer systems and applications to solve real-world problems. Software engineers, or software developers, create software for computers and applications. These are the guys that are coding the software. They take the application idea and wireframe designs and make it all work with many, many lines of code that control how the product reacts to user inputs.
Quality Assurance Engineer—
The last people to handle our applications are Quality Assurance Engineers. They are responsible for ensuring that products and services meet the established standards set by the company. Duties include maintaining strong overall quality control of products made by the company and adhering to reliability, performance, and customer expectation. The QA team tests the product before we put it in your hands. They ensure that it looks good and is functioning as designed.
Behind every software, there is a village of skilled people making the magic happen. There are so many moving pieces in a development process. During every part of the way, the project is fostered by someone with unique skills. At Codelation, a variety of amazing people in these roles (and others) help our small business function.