Traditionally software development is a risky proposition for a potential customer. High Cost, poor understanding of the problem to be solved and poor design are all symptoms of many software development firms today.
To complicate the issue, there are offers of outsourcing software development to offshore firms. Far from solving problems, this exacerbates this situation due to distance and communications difficulties, and viruses may be present in your product.
Most companies and government agencies want a simple, cost effective way to obtain quality software development in a reasonable amount of time. Why does it seem so hard? Surprisingly, it isn’t that hard when you have a trusted partner who knows what they are doing and understands what you want.
Here is what is needed:
- A Rock Solid UNDERSTANDING of the customer’s problem and a close relationship with the customer to develop this knowledge
- Software developers take OWNERSHIP of the project as if it were their own
- Frequent FEEDBACK and spiral development eliminates extra work and do-overs
- Proper MANAGEMENT of the project ensures that the work finished on time and on budget
- Proper TESTING of the software ensures that it not only meets the letter of the specification but the intent behind the design
- FOLLOW UP guarantees the development was done properly and the developers stand behind the work.
C4i Consultants is your trusted partner for software development. The facts speak for themselves – we produce truly excellent software, we do it for a reasonable price, and we stand behind what we produce. Here are some of the ways that we do it differently:
- Customer knowledge. We are looking for more than a specification when we get to know a customer – we are looking for understanding. We hire project managers with domain expertise in the solution area and we put them with you until they fully understand the issues, concerns and problems that need solving. Not only do we meet the specification, but we also understand the intent behind the specification so we can get it right the first time.
- Software Development. We work with small teams of geniuses to build the solution for you. A small team owns the problem and owns the solution. They will work closely with you to ensure that the software solution is exactly what is needed and this saves time, effort and cost.
- Spiral Development. We plan for customer feedback and input to ensure that there is full visibility into the software development process. We deliver multiple software prototypes at frequent intervals to ensure that the product is moving in the correct direction and will meet the customer needs at the end of the project.
- Software Testing. We take the best techniques from our military software development expertise to ensure that the software we develop functions properly before it gets into our customers’ hands.
- Support. We stand behind what we do and if there are problems, we fix them. Plain and simple – no hassles.
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