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Part 4 of 4: What if I have a fixed budget?

  • December 12, 2016
  • By globaloffice
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We usually tell clients that they can have the project delivered quickly, cheaply or well – but only two of the three.

Clients often have a budget in mind that is quite different to reality. In these situations, some clients have said, “Well, I only have X so what can we do?”

This is where Agile ...

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Part 3 of 4: What’s with the 101 questions?

  • December 5, 2016
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Although we have been around for 20 years and work with a broad range of clients, we still have to go through a learning process for every new project. This helps up to understand your business, processes and goals.

Experience has taught us to ask the right questions to ensure that you don’t leave out an...

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Part 2 of 4: What am I paying for?

  • November 21, 2016
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We have seen a number of software projects go over budget because adequate time hadn't been considered for things such as testing and project management.

There have been instances when project managers or developers only quote for development time, despite every software project taking more time than dev...

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Part 1 of 4: Why do software projects run over budget?

  • November 8, 2016
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The first question potential clients usually ask also happens to be the most difficult to answer: ‘How much is it going to cost me?’

It’s a difficult question to answer because of the number of areas we need to consider when giving you an estimate.

From experience, budget blowouts happen for five ...

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Preventing budget blowouts in software development

  • October 18, 2016
  • By Mason Head
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The more information, the better

To provide you with an estimate, your software developer needs to understand your business and processes. Experience has taught us to ask the right questions, to ensure that clients don’t leave out any important information. Thorough answers will lead to an estimate that ...

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