How We Work

Building great solutions, step by step

At Intranel, we believe that the best products are developed when business stakeholders and product teams collaborate closely. This means that we are flexible and responsive to changing requirements, even late in the development process, because we understand the need to adapt to your business environment.

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What is our approach to development?

Focus on Business Case

Before diving into development, we take the time to thoroughly understand your business case and identify the minimal solution to address it. Our goal is to help you achieve a return on your technology investment as quickly as possible.

Get to Market Faster

We prefer using Agile processes for delivering the best results in the fastest, most efficient way possible. It is all about flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement. By breaking down development into smaller increments and constantly reassessing priorities, we can get your product to market faster and more efficiently. 

Transparency In Action

Our agile process encourages open communication and collaboration between cross-functional teams, ensuring that all voices are heard and all ideas are considered. We take ownership of the problems we’re solving–you can expect us to challenge you and vice-versa. 

Agile Vs. Waterfall


When it comes to flexibility, Agile development takes the cake! With the ability to adapt to changing requirements and incorporate ongoing feedback, Agile ensures that the end product perfectly aligns with the needs of the business.

The Waterfall approach is more rigid and prescriptive, making it difficult to incorporate new ideas or adapt to shifting business needs once development has begun.

Collaboration and Communication

Agile encourages collaboration and communication between cross-functional teams, while Waterfall involves isolated stages of design, development, and testing which can lead to a lack of communication and coordination between different parts of the project.

Time to Market

Agile allows for a faster time to market due to smaller increments of development and the ability to reassess priorities frequently.

Waterfall can take longer due to the need to complete each phase before moving on to the next. Plus, changes to the project scope or requirements can be difficult to incorporate once development has begun.


Break Free From Waterfall: A Guide to Hybrid Agile

At Intranel, we understand the concerns over open-ended budgets and time frames in Agile and offer our clients a hybrid Agile approach: the perfect solution for businesses that want to take advantage of the speed and flexibility of Agile, while still maintaining control over budgets and deadlines.

Featured success story

Performance Management System for Pivot Software

Intranel helped Pivot Software, a leading human resource solution provider in New Zealand and Australia, re-engineer a major piece of the enterprise software and build genuine agile capability. We cloud-deployed and future-proofed the system to be scalable, secure, responsive, and maintainable.

Technologies used: Razor + Entity Framework

A mock up of the laptop showing the UI of the performance management application

What is our development process?

We believe that the best products are created when business stakeholders and product teams collaborate closely. This means being responsive to changing requirements and adapting to the needs of our clients and end users.

  • Meeting stakeholders
  • Project review
  • Requirement gathering
  • High-level goals
  • User journeys
  • Mock-ups and wireframes
  • Feature backlog
  • MVP estimates
  • Building an MVP or a prototype
  • Continuous development
  • Product iterations
  • Product backlog
  • User-acceptance testing
  • QA and testing
  • Project delivery and handover
  • Transition to maintenance
  • Ongoing support

Don't take it from us. Hear from our partners:

  • It’s always a challenge picking the right partner but from the beginning it was clear we’d made the right choice. My business and deliverables were clearly understood from the beginning and Intranel’s team simply drove at them until they were complete, with excellent attitudes and without compromising on the requirements or robustness of the final result.

    Jason Bishop
    Director @ Sourced
  • From the first pitch it was clear the Intranel team were the company I wanted to work with to help RBS deliver the project. Change can be hard, but with the right people with the right attitude it certainly makes it easier.

    Llewelyn Parkinson
    Head of New Market Propositions, Commercial and Private Banking at Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The Intranel team are very outcome-focused and take pride in their delivery. They are willing to challenge us and each other to achieve the best outcome.

    Pip Youngman
    Managing Director @ Pivot Software Ltd
  • The team at Intranel were responsive and adaptive to our evolving and complex requirements. Their clear communication and pragmatic approach resulted in the delivery of a world class solution to our App development needs.

    Tony Ging
    Engineering Manager @ Thor Poletest
  • The Intranel team did a fantastic job driving the discovery process that laid foundation for major improvements to our course evaluation system.

    Chris Harris
    Quality and Educational Development Manager @ Imperial College London
  • Intranel did an incredible job working with us to deliver a complex automated microscopy system with very tight budget and time constraints. The technology is a world-first and has exceeded expectations.

    Eugene O'Sullivan
    Director @ Pastoral Measurements Ltd

Ready to take the next step?

Book a free, no-obligation 40 minute chat and meet our co-founder, Dave Sanders, to discuss your project and get expert feedback and project estimates.