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Rivers Agile – Leveraging first-class quality assurance services to drive maximum efficiencies in the agile software development process

Rivers Agile – Leveraging first-class quality assurance services to drive maximum efficiencies in the agile software development process

The software testing industry is accelerating at a rapid pace. With the increase in the development of the software, the chances of weaknesses, flaws, and vulnerabilities are high. Analyzing the software before its release is important to safeguard the reputation of the company. Quality assurance (QA) consulting services offer valuable and actionable insights to improve the quality of the software. The QA consulting service helps in the development of efficient software that meets the objectives of the business. It helps in the detection of the critical problems to reshape the project and optimize the software. It establishes a clear road map for successfully enhancing the performance of the software. Overall, QA consulting is the key to the release of quality software.

Launched in 2008 as a Quality Assurance consulting firm, Rivers Agile fulfilled the need for first-rate quality assurance services in the greater Pittsburgh area. The organization proved successful as a boutique firm and has matured into an end-to-end software solutions provider, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. They work with clients throughout the entire product lifecycle to help them achieve their strategic vision – from defining a new piece of software to refining an existing application or website. Today, the foundation in quality is very much alive as they continue to offer Quality Assurance consulting services, but also provide both on-site education and assessments to help their clients get the most from their investment in QA personnel and tools. Rivers Agile consists of a highly skilled team based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and works with recently funded start-ups through Fortune 1000 clients and span industries like Healthcare, Energy, Legal, Predictive Analytics, Education, and more.

Offering Best-in-Class Quality Assurance Solutions

Software Development (DEV): By nature of the employees Rivers Agile hires and the culture they’ve built, they ensure every member of the project team understands the big picture of the product they are working on, the vision of the client for the product, and the roadmap for delivery. Their work is not only market viable and intuitive, but tailored to your specific business needs – and they work with you on every step from ideation, to design, to architecture. They use modern, industry-standard best practices, agile methodologies, and architectural design patterns to create software that is designed to delight and perform in today’s competitive marketplace. Whether you’re starting from scratch or seeking a rebuild, Rivers Agile has matured a process, appreciated by clients, that drives innovation. Their team of highly-skilled developers has years of expertise developing both web and mobile apps to solve problems across varied organizations and with a staggering array of functionality.

Quality Assurance (QA): Testing is a robust process that should be a keystone of your software development lifecycle (SDLC). They focus on tuning into the needs of their client’s needs and implementing an end-to-end quality software process to ensure cost effectiveness, risk mitigation, process improvement and tool configuration. Above all, they pride themselves in their ability to add value through quality. Their approach to quality assurance is what defined Rivers Agile at their founding, and it fueled the initial success of the firm. Today, that same foundation is layered within all of their engagements with a focus on reducing the churn between software engineering and quality assurance. At the forefront is an agreement that forges quality as a proactive role within the project and across the lifecycle. It’s a holistic approach to finding and fixing defects faster and earlier, improving product safety, stability, and functionality.

User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX): Leveraging the latest tools and technologies, they custom build each solution to echo your brand values and objectives. Intuitive and responsive, they curate a user experience that delights and engages. Their expert developers and designers are well versed in research and design ideologies, and human-centered design methods. They start with strategy sessions paired with research and competition analysis to ensure the product is focused on your ideas, aims, and objectives. Next, they identify your target audience and requirements to prescribe a user experience based on research, usability testing, and market analysis. Lastly, convert that solution into high-fidelity designs via information architecture, interaction design, wireframes, and user flows.

Project Management/Business Analysis (PM/BA): Whether you’re lacking momentum or alignment, their skilled project managers have the expertise to motivate teams to reach a unified goal. It takes process, discipline, and leadership to meaningfully engage stakeholders, but they’ve built a framework for collaboration. It’s that total buy-in that ensures your product launch or tech initiative is within budget, within scope, and on schedule. Development can be a nuanced and complex – rely on the diligent execution to get you to market quicker, with better adoption and less risk.

Ben Wilson | Founder and CEO

After building a number of QA departments and helping organizations utilize proactive Quality Assurance techniques to strengthen their SDLC, Ben started Rivers Agile as Pittsburgh's only QA Consultancy. Rivers Agile has grown to be a recognizable force within mobile and web custom software development, started a Code School and now offers QaaS to help organizations with automating risk management.

"We do everything in-house, with purpose and guided by the standard of excellence set by our company core values."


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