We realize the pressure put on our clients to bring their tech novelties to the market by specific deadlines: high sales season, a conference, a brand activation event, a stakeholder or investor meeting. Taking control over the project timelines helps mitigate such challenges. Softeq has adopted special routines to facilitate project time management — from the initial contact to final delivery.
We appreciate your need to secure solution delivery by a specific date. To keep the project turnaround time under control, we do knowledgeable estimations; rely on transparent processes; prioritize tasks against the deadline and the available budget; identify possible bottlenecks and suggest efficient workarounds.
This balance is the cornerstone of every project's execution. Our philosophy that has been inspiring us for the past 20 years is to do what we said, when we said, and for how much we said. We encourage you to learn more about our multi-aspect delivery control approach.
There is no universal advice and no one-fits-all engagement model. To select the most cost-effective contracting and billing terms, you need to know pros and cons of each option we offer. Explore our engagement models and then disucss you project details with us.
Usually we recommend using this model to clients who have a mid to large project at hand and the requirements are assessed and well-documented. This presupposes a steady workload for the development team, meaning our average hourly rates are subject to reduction.
Softeq closely monitors status and reports risks as they are identified. Each risk is tracked and options are explored and communicated. To keep the project on track a weekly meeting is established to review risks and gain timely approvals. Each phase of the custom application development project at Softeq is driven according to the relative importance of three project management flexibility dimensions: schedule, features and cost. In order to achieve this objective, we start with the following assumptions regarding your priorities and flexibility:
Note that our specialists are checking these assumptions throughout the project to ensure that we are driving the project in a manner consistent with our customer’s current priorities.
Softeq’s custom development services help not only reach the client’s ultimate project goal, but also minimize its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while balancing resource utilization throughout the distributed development cycle. We practice on-going quality assurance which means providing on-going testing coverage in parallel with the development throughout the whole application development life cycle — from requirements and earliest deliverables to acceptance of the final product. Continuous QA approach brings tangible benefits both in terms of code quality and cost effectiveness.
Softeq maintains an independent QA team of professionals from different focus areas — mobile applications, desktop software and web solutions, firmware and embedded systems. For us such specialization plus separation from the development team means concentrated knowledge and aggregated domain experience. For the client this results in shorter learning curves, unbiased and streamlined QA activities and high-quality deliverables at the end of each iteration. These may include applications and data, source code, installation packages, documentation, etc. All deliverables (from source code to working installation and user’s guides) are 100% alienable — the client does not depend on Softeq if they need to put the project on hold, revisit the requirements or test the artifacts independently with a different contractor.
In-development and post-implementation changes are often a reasonable necessity. Owing to Sоfteq’s flexibility supported by streamlined processes, project management tools, and detailed documentation, it is possible to make corrections as the development unfolds. The desired improvements are compiled as change requests that undergo a standard procedure: description – estimation – prioritization – planning – unified storing.
Change requests cannot be implemented all together at once due to technical constraints and the necessity to clearly describe the new requirements and provide an update to the project timeline and budget estimations. Therefore they are processed by the Project Manager and/or business analyst and queued in order of priority. Simultaneously the client has total visibility over the pool of change requests and control over the scope and implementation progress.
Throughout the project, progress status will always be transparent and available to the client through web-based project tools for version control (e.g. Collabnet Subversion Edge), feature and bug tracking (e.g. Atlassian Jira), and content and knowledge management (e.g. Atlassian Confluence). Softeq practices continuous integration (CI) so the latest code and project status may be inspected by the client at any time. Upon the client’s request, Softeq can switch to the resources and tools preferred or established on the client side.
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