Our Methodology

Our Methodology

Elite Digital follows the five steps of the Stanford Design School: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.

We employ diverse methodologies based on the size and turnaround time of the project. We use a Rational Unified Process for comprehensive and fixed tenure contracts. For team based engagements we deploy the Agile and Scrum methodology. However, both kinds of projects use an iterative and incremental lifecycle.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Rational Unified Process (RUP) organizes the development of software into four phases, each consisting of one or more executable iterations of the software at that stage of software development.

Our clients appreciate our service for three key reasons:

  • inception--The project’s business case is described/stated in this stage and the development team decides if the project is worth doing and feasible or if it is even possible. It is very important to the process that first formulate the scope of the project and determine what all resources will be required.
  • elaboration -- The developers analyze the project’s requirements in this stage to determine its architecture and to evaluate the architecture with respect to the project requirements. This stage is very important to the Rational Unified Process (RUP) because developers analyze the risks associated with changing the project scope or adding new technologies along the way.
  • construction-- The development of the project is completing in this stage. The source code is written application design. Software is tested to determine if the project has met its requirements laid out in the inception phase.
  • transition -- Fine-tuning of the application is performed in this stage. Final adjustments as per the user inputs and desire can be done. In this phase the deployment of software as per the delivery plan is carried out. Products (releases, versions) will be delivered. This stage also takes place the training of the users.


The scrum method is typically designed for teams having 10 members including the product owner, the development team is responsible for self-organizing and complete the work. The scrum master (leader) ensures that the group and members adhere to best practices. The scrum usually works on 2-weeks development cycles called sprints and daily stand-up meetings in which participants stand for the briefing for about 5 to 10 minutes.

The aim of the daily stand-up meetings is to identify the issues and promote follow-up conversation within the team members.