The preliminary step of any new business venture is to develop the vision of your project. We will begin our business relationship discussing your goals and mission of the software initiative you wish to implement. Then we will discuss the budgetary allocations needed to make your vision a reality.
We call it the “foundation phase” because there’s so much more that goes on than just jotting down a list of features. This is the phase in which we come to really understand your business. We often will create a framework for supporting the evolution of the software solution beyond its first iteration, we’ll consult on process improvements in your organization, and we’ll address adoption and rollout plans.
During this third phase we build the solution in question. Much of the work is done in the code, but we hold regular status meetings with clients to maintain control, visibility, and to ensure we can accommodate changes in plans. Our clients are active members of our development team and have full access to the code, our development servers, and project management tools.
Custom software only works if its users love it. Our process follows elements of the Agile methodology: we often step through foundation-development-deployment phases, in iterative units called “sprints”, to ensure you and your team can see the software coming together, use it, and adjust course as the software evolves.
We learned early on to give enough time and mindshare to rolling out systems. Sometimes a deployment can be easy, but in times when a data migration or server issue arises, it’s always best to have a clear plan. Our team has worked with some of the most exacting IT organizations in the world: we understand that getting a deployment right is critical for a business.
It’s rare that a business solution is ever finished: your business evolves, and it’s important that your software can as well. We can provide ongoing support for projects we’ve deployed (sometimes for years) and continually modify them to suit the needs of your team.