Nearshore Agile Custom
Software Development
More than a decade of experience in projects with the Scrum Framework
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13+ years

Agile Scrum Culture

3.000+

Agile Projects Deployed

5.000.000+

Hours of Development

Agile Squads

Nearshore Agile Custom Software Development

Outsourcing development to nearshore | offshore companies bring a lot of value to North American and West European enterprises. At CINQ we combine the delivery discipline of Scrum with technology-agnostic squads. With time-zone proximity and cultural similarities, we provide convenient working hours that foster communication and cooperation between our teams. Moreover, CINQ professionals are highly qualified and proficient in English.

We are a South American software solution design and development company with more than 17 years of experience in nearshore and offshore outsourcing. We have been working with Agile methodologies for over 12 years, which enables us to form the perfect squad to develop your digital product.

Know the Agile Software Development method and transform your business

We live in an era of constant technological transformation that demands rapid adaptation, especially in the context of custom software development.

We use Design Thinking best practices to deliver valuable customized digital solutions that meet our customer's expectations. By combining the Scrum Framework, and its procedures and practices, with agile squads and agile tools, we develop innovative and mission-critical software projects.

How do Agile Squads work?

After we understand the business needs, we create the project backlog and set up an agile squad to work on your project.

Our agile teams are multidisciplinary and self-managed, formed in the well-known agile squad organization way. Driven by the agile methodology, a squad will be formed by a Scrum Master, a Product Owner, and the other profiles the project may require: Developers, UX/UI/CX Designers, Testers, Solution Architects, DevOps etcetera. The agile squad will be assembled specifically to develop your custom digital product, so they will have all the necessary skills, tools, and technological knowledge.

We can set up a full squad from CINQ employees or a partnership between CINQ and your team to work on the project.

Why does CINQ use Agile Scrum?

We are an extension of the software development teams of our clients. In agile projects, the goal is to deliver value to the customer periodically, resulting in functional and intuitive software to the end-user, meeting the demands correctly.

Unlike a waterfall project, the agile method delivers real value to the business in a consistent way, since the Scrum resembles evolutionary, adaptive, and self-correcting systems, where everyone in the development team, and other stakeholders, owns the results.

The presentation of partial results is the guarantee of progress. The Sprints enable the realization of partial software deliverables with relevant features, so the customer can test the new features and we can make sure the project is advancing in the right direction, thus avoiding the impact of a single large deployment.

Scrum Framework

First, we recognize the needs of the client through the creative practices of Design Thinking and carry out the identification of the stories backlog for the creation of the solution.

Ícone com 3 pessoas, PO, Devs e Scrum Master

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Development Team

We define multidisciplinary teams, always counting on Scrum Master, Product Owner, UX Analysts, Developers, and Testers. The Scrum framework model used at CINQ optimizes flexibility, creativity, and productivity.

ícone com 3 pessoas e um balão de fala planejando a sprint.

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Sprint Planning

Sprint planning always takes place on the first day of the Sprint. The team gathers to identify which items of the backlog will be part of the Sprint backlog based on the prioritization given by the Product Owner. Also considered in the backlog priorities are the complexity and amount of work estimated.

ícone com um computador de desenvolvimento e uma linha do tempo de 4 espaços de tempo.

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Sprints

After the planning meeting, the team starts the development that can last from 1 to 4 weeks, according to the reality of each project. Sprints are periods defined with a set of pre-activities that encompass the construction of the parts of a project, both in visual and functional requirements.

Ícone com 3 pessoas e um balão de conversa.

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Daily Meeting

During the Sprint, the team has 15-minutes daily meetings, in which each team member shares what they have done since the last meeting, what they will do next, and if there is any impediment to carry out their activities. Scrum Master takes notes of the impediments to address them after the meeting.

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6

Backlog Refinement

The goal of the refinement session is to obtain a detailed view of the backlog for future sprints. The Scrum Master and the team present the questions and request clarifications from the Product Owner.

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Sprint Review

Product focus

At the end of each sprint, the development team demonstrates what was built to the Product Owner, who will determine whether the developed items are accepted. Any unaccepted items return to the backlog to be handled in a later sprint.

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Sprint Retrospective

Process focus

At this stage, the team has a retrospective of the Sprint, to identify positive and attention points. They focus on process optimization and improvements and create action plans to address them.

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Delivery of increments

Software features are delivered at the end of each Sprint, adding functionalities to the product, until it is complete.

Agile Culture in CINQ

The Agile Squad acts under the Scrum principles. To organize the work into sprints, perform periodic deliveries, and keep focusing on the business value, the squad does the following activities: Development, UX/UI, Testing, DevOps, Maintenance, Support, and Improvements. To do so, CINQ has certified professionals and internal training for employees to adapt to the agile way of cooperating, developing, and delivering.

Following the agile organization way, we have agile squads or agile pods (a small custom team focused on a single task or part of the backlog). These teams work in tribes, chapters, and guilds that promote collaboration and organizational innovation, which allows us to further improve our team to offer the best talent for your project.

CINQ Team's Agile Manifesto

1

We are a team
and we respect
each other;

2

We admit
our failures; 

3

We do not see
risks as impediments; 

4

We are agnostic
in technology;

5

We understand the
importance of quality
processes and
act accordingly;

6

Our goal is to
generate value for
our customers;

7

We are critical; 

8

We love to learn
and apply innovative
technologies;

9

We are agile
and practice agility. 

Agile Tools

We use agile tools that help the team to be more productive and deliver higher quality products, besides facilitating communication with the customer by integrating it 100% to the day-to-day project!