We have an office just outside London and another in Cologne. Our locations help us recruit the best possible team of UX designers, web developers and project managers.
- The right website design, faster
- 100% transparent web development
- Hassle-free, 24/7 website maintenance
What to expect
We would like to know more about your business, what you need and how you think we can help. We would also like to give you a good idea of who we are, what we offer and how we work. Our goal is to agree our teams are a good fit, so we can send you a proposal.
The detail of the proposal will depend on how far our conversations have progressed but will always provide:
- a concise project summary
- the roles and responsibilities of key team members
- an outline of indicative costs
The first step of the project is a kick-off meeting to establish lines of communication, set project roles, and give the team a vision of how the project will move forward. The meeting usually takes place over Microsoft Teams and precedes our UX and Technical workshops.
The delivery process
We are an Agile web agency, delivering projects on time and within budget. We use the SCRUM framework which is lightweight and easy to understand.
The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated roles, meetings, artefacts, and rules. Each component within the framework serves a specific purpose and is essential to Scrum’s success and usage.
The Product Owner identifies product needs, where value can be best delivered and decides the priority of what gets built when adding value to each product iteration.
The Development Team oversees delivering the project requirements. The team may be all developers, but often include designers and testers.
The Scrum Master supports both the delivery team and the Product Owner by empowering the team to deliver the sprint goals.
Artefacts are assets used to support the development of your product. Artefacts provide transparency and opportunities for both you and GrowCreate to inspect and adapt the product over each Sprint. Artefacts group in the following way:
- The Product Backlog is an ordered list of all project requirements. It’s responsive to the evolving project needs. The Product Owner is responsible for organising and prioritising user stories in the Product Backlog.
- GrowCreate will help ensure that each User Story lists a problem to solve, the ideal solution, and documents acceptance criteria. The Product Backlog enables the Development Team to have all the relevant information needed to deliver a specific feature.
- The Sprint Backlog is the agreed list of User Stories from the Product Backlog that has been committed to by the Development Team for completion in that upcoming Sprint.
- A Sprint is a basic unit for development. It’s timeboxed to one week, which means it has a restricted unit of time.
- A Sprint Release is the artefact produced in the Sprint and is all ‘shippable’ features completed.
Regular meetings are a crucial component of Scrum projects, supporting transparency and collaboration. GrowCreate encourages our clients to attend each of the following meetings:
The Daily Stand-up is the most frequent meeting that runs either at the start or end of each day. Individuals update team members on the tasks they’ve completed since the last stand-up, their upcoming tasks, and what’s blocking further work. The Stand-up enables the group to deal with any blockers and improve Sprint velocity.
The Sprint Planning meeting is led by the Product Owner and is where we agree the User Stories for the upcoming Sprint. Multiple team members to work on the tasks simultaneously.
The Sprint Review meeting occurs at the end of the Sprint. It is used by the Development Team to demonstrate the completed tasks to the Product Owner.
The Sprint Retrospective also happens in this meeting and is an opportunity for the entire team to evaluate what went well and what needs improvement. The retrospective results in actions for the team to help improve future Sprints.