Software development is broken down into stages, from design to deployment. It costs much more to get things right the later that correct design is discovered.
This puts the emphasis on important design issues being settled and completed as early as possible. GEARS is designed for just this purpose.
GEARS left-shifts the software development lifecycle for business owners.
How GEARS left shifts software for businesses:
Design - GEARS is a unique method for establishing a framework of business idea, processes and goals, right at the beginning of the project cycle.
Development - Based on GEARS specification, GEARS helps project owners and developers discuss detailed needs, plan budgets transparently, establish sensible priorities and manage progress, as early as possible.
Debug - Given a clear scope of work, GEARS helps report upon defects and issues reported by the QA team in a structure that is helpful for business.
Deploy - Based on clear performance goals established at the beginning of the project engineers know what is expected of the application. GEARS reports, straight out of the box, on application performance, ease of use and creative performance.