We can help you design, create, and deliver high-quality software products.
Most software development groups get into trouble finishing and delivering software products because they wander off the original focus much like a car weaving down the road because the driver is on the cell phone.
It most cases, the "driving" is worse for development groups because the development tools they use are changing at a rapid pace making it hard to keep up.
Keeping the focus is the challenge.
While there is no cookie cutter, "one-size-fits-all", methodology to software development, we tend to be most successful with our modified version of Rapid Application Development (RAD).
RAD appeals to us because it allows for a tolerable level of the design-on-the-fly practice, focuses on quick and quality delivery, and minimizes the amount of documentation required prior, during, and after development and delivery.
RAD is accepted more today because of the ability to design/develop the user interface with a minimum of coding.
Seeing the user interface function during the development process allows for quick subtle changes during the process.
We can address the Planning, Risk Assessment, Milestones with Deliverables, Development and Delivery, and the Limited Availability aspects of your software development efforts.
We can help you project manage new product creation.
Most project management efforts tend to use a methodology that works great if all of your projects are efforts you have done before with your firm simply repeating the work for another customer.
For example, constructing a 10-story office building, while requiring a high level of coordination with many vendors and the schedule milestones met toward completion, is doable for a construction firm in the business of building 1 to 25 story office complexes.
Project managing creative endeavors is quite another story. R&D organizations building products that haven't existed before need a special kind of project management to not only better predict realistic milestone dates for management, but to truly deliver a complete product on schedule.