The projects which we implement are unique not only in terms of their content, but frequently also in terms of our method of work, which we try to adapt to suit the requirements of our customers and the project. Over time, the following models of cooperation emerged which allow us to meet the expectations of our customers and save on our costs and theirs.
Commencement of cooperation
Correct commencement of a project and cooperation is in our experience one of the most important phases of project implementation. In order to simplify the whole process, we are prepared in this phase to work at the customer’s site to familiarise ourselves with the project, roll out the environment, gain an insight into the domain and establish lines of communication and relationships. Cooperation subsequently moves on to one of the models of cooperation specified below. The period for initial training lasts for about two weeks according to the requirements of the project and the customer, which we are able to adapt to.
All work is remotely performed from our development centres in Brno, Hradec Králové and Bratislava. The project leader is in constant contact with the customer, who supervises the work remotely. The project leader is responsible for acceptance of work from the customer, assigning tasks to our team and ensuring the quality of our output.
This type of cooperation is suitable for projects of all sizes. The Offshore model saves costs for workspace on the customer’s premises and thanks to advanced remote communication options, a sufficient level of high quality communication is ensured for a proper course of implementation of projects and services. The project leader participates in project meetings and the project steering committee in person and is available at the customer’s workplace according to requirement. If required, the whole team is available at the customer’s workplace.
Project leader on-site with the customer
The project leader is part of the customer’s team at his workplace. Development work is then performed remotely from our development centres. The project leader ensures materials for the work of our team at the customer’s workplace and guarantees our output. Thanks to a permanent presence in the customer’s team, the project leader has at his disposal all of the data he needs for his work and thanks to which he can effectively manage our team working by remote.
In our experience this form of cooperation is especially suitable in situations when the job specifications are not clearly given and the project leader participates with other workers of the customer on its definition, or in situations when the project leader is managing not only our team, but also the customer’s team.
The project leader and the development team or part of it work directly at the customer’s workplace. In the case of the part of the team which works by remote, work is performed from our development centres. The project leader is responsible for assignment of tasks to our team and guarantees the quality of our delivery.
This form of cooperation has in particular proven successful to us in situations where intensive communication by several members of our team with the customer’s team was necessary, or in situations when the customer had unique equipment which was necessary for development and which was only available at his workplace and which it was not possible to relocated to our development centres.
Fixed time / Fixed price model
We provide our services using a model with a fixed price determined on the basis of a fixed scope of work which we spend on the project or whilst providing services. We determine the total pricing calculation on the basis of specifications and proposal for the system which is supposed to be the subject of implementation or the services. If these specifications are not available, we recommend to our customers that we prepare these specifications and system proposal for them and then we determine the precise calculation for implementation of the system they are enquiring about on the basis of this.
Time & Material model
If the customer decides to work on the specifications gradually and we are not able to determine the price for implementation of the project in advance, we recommend that our customers use the Time & Material model, in which customers pay for our services on the basis of time sheets which we regularly draw up for them.