Four Steps To Success
Building an application that is on time and on target requires detailed planning, and an understanding of the goals and needs of the organization. Gaining this knowledge is the first step in any application. Step two turns that knowledge into an actionable plan including costs and a timeline. In step three the plan is executed and the application is brought to life. In step four the application is tested to ensure it meets its goals, and once validated, is launched into the wild.
In this crucial first step we work with your team to gain a thorough understanding of your application and its goals. We sit side-by-side with your process owners to gain an "eye level" view of your processes and the challenges your application faces. We document all of the business rules that will govern how your application will work and look for creative ways to make improvements where we can.
Once the discovery stage is complete we transform that knowledge into the application blueprint. The blueprint documents every application task, feature and functionality in detail. It includes a database design as well as a wire frame of the application screens. Upon delivery of the blueprint a fixed cost and development timeline are provided. At this stage you provide payment for the delivery of the application blueprint, and are free to take that blueprint to other developers to get competitive quotes.
With the application blueprint in place we develop your application, and because we have already done all the research, asked all the questions, and solved all the problems in the first two steps there are no surprises. Your project is on its way to be completed on budget and on time.
Testing and Launch
When all the pieces are put together your application is tested and tuned against the requirements outlined in the blueprint. With testing complete we bring your application online and delight in what was learned and created.
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."