We have used Remote Programmer for last 77 months (as on March 2014) and have always been impressed by the quality of the service they provide. We have a fairly complex website with more than 400 MySQL tables which requires a lot of work on an ongoing basis so we opted to use dedicated resources from them. It is a great value for money.
90% project fails because they are not defined properly. But the fact is the project owners are the business owners and they are not techie. So naturally they are not aware how to write a detailed software project requirement. They just tell the developer what they have in their mind points and ask for quote. They simply ignore many hidden points. An inexperience developer doesn't go in depth and place a low bid that do not consider many hidden factors. The project owner selects the lowest bid and start developing the site.
With the progress of the project development, the project owner soon realizes that there is a gap between what he actually wanted and what the developer has understood. The project owner tries to include those hidden points for the agreed cost. The developer tries to avoid in new addition or at an additional cost. If it is in the later stage of development they deny even at additional cost.
The result is a battle; delay in the project delivery; an unstable system; mess coding; finally a wrong system that will never fulfill your purpose.
Yes, it is the biggest threat for a successful project. To avoid it you must define your project properly before you start making it and in a way that a developer understands it. If you cannot do it yourself, hire a professional. You can hire us too.
It is your requirement, you only know it. We will know only when you tell us. But if we ask you, "What is your requirement?" - You can never tell it exactly.
We will simply make it easy to tell it to us. We will always think on your behalf, shows you examples, give you several options and ask for your selection. It is never easy to tell what exactly you want, but you can easily tell NO about something that you do not want. We will use tricks, ask easy questions and show example links that such that you can answer. We will raise different possibilities, hidden glitches and more. We will use our 14 years of experience in the field.
We will then convert everything in the form of a standard software requirement document and get it verified by you. Once passed, you can pass the final requirement document to an efficient developer for a fixed quote. It can be we or another developer. He will be able to give a fixed quote and once agreed will develop the right system without having a battle with him.
If not defined properly you will always find people to do it for less. Everything is good, but only thing is that the developed system are likely not to fulfill your business purpose.
We will try to understand a brief about your project from the initial conversation by email, by phone and/or by Skype with you. We will give a fixed quote to create the requirement document for you. We will also give a cost range for developing the project with us assuming some minimum and maximum requirement. Once the final document is done we will give the final quote. You can award the project to us or go to someone else. The document will help you a lot to build the right project, whoever does it.
The document will be written by a team web consultant and project managers who have 7 to 15 years experience in web development, programming, project management, marketing and web consultancy. We will consider many hidden things that must be considered to make a project success.