An increasingly competitive and global business environment means key IT initiatives that support the business, must be brought from concept to production more quickly. Development projects can be high risk and costly ventures so these projects are usually chartered because the company sees a smart way to gain business advantage, operation efficiency or generate additional top line revenue quickly.
To implement software development projects on time and on budget, realizing anticipated ROI, while doing it early enough in the software lifecycle, to achieve maximum utility with minimums risks.
Limited availability from internal staff means partners must present clients with better ways to work with extended teams in a secure and productive way.
A QCM Accelerator Package (QAP) is a fixed price unit of specialists, infrastructure assets and processes, required to enable productive, cost effective, IT projects. The basic team, which is custom configured, may includes the following:
Technical Infrastructure or software specialists
Part project management option
On Demand web meetings and team instant messaging
Secure hosted development infrastructure
Daily build cycle
Requirements gathering template
Project management template
QCM development standards or yours
Audited development activities and on going skills assessments
Use of project portal for duration of package
QCM created this packaged approach to give a customers an easy way to monitor costs and monitor progress while speeding development cycle. Shortening the time of the development cycle to realize benefits earlier is the best way to save costs. Additional cost savings come from our pre-built consulting assets.
Predictable Costs: Since an ‘Accelerator Package’ is purchased in weekly increments, team costs are known. Total project costs are also easily extrapolated by estimating the extent of project completion. For example, if after one month the group consensus is 10% of the project has been completed then 90% of the labor costs should remain. While it may be primitive that 9 more units of work remains, your group is still expected to create additional check points and refined estimates as the project progresses.
Efficient Delivery: Efficiency comes from maximizing the efficiency by providing the leading edge tools, processes and infrastructure to facilitate better and more productive communications and efforts.
Enhanced Security: Off site collaboration with third parties requires carefully considered security. In this offer offsite consultants work on our infrastructure using secure virtualized clients.
Superior Speed: Execution ability comes from a good sized team being able to start work quickly and productively. Additional acceleration comes from paging in and out small efforts by a large range of experts with experience in very specialized areas. Since the QCM solution allows completely provisioned isolated developments to be spun-up in minutes, the ability to page in and page out productive specialist, is greatly enhanced. Also speed is increased by audit of activities, which means we can tell if people are actually working on your project rather than someone else’s.
Microsoft .NET Developers – .NET, C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, XML/XSL, Web Services and SQL Server
Indicative pricing is $5,000 to $25,000 per week. Actual pricing will vary, depending type of project and can only be reflected in a statement of work, however most software migration projects will be in-line with this indicative pricing.