that no one starts a software customization or IT project development outsourcing facing a lot of unknowns or unspecified cost projections. That’s why we provide all our clients with preliminary estimates for their digital projects.
How to Start Your IT Project Outsourcing
We would recommend starting with putting down a list of requirements for your IT outsourcing project. This can be a list of use-cases or user stories. It can also be a textual description of the solution that needs to be developed. In the perfect world, you would provide us with a full technical task description document covering every detail of the future product. But since the world is not perfect, our PM/BA team will do a discovery effort with you to bridge all the gaps in the initial materials.
If you have a software development project that you want to outsource, send your specification over to us. Our team of developers, project managers, and business analysts will thoroughly analyze it and conduct additional research: ask you questions and propose behaviors.
Once clarity has been achieved in the initial requirements, we will provide you with a time estimation for the project, usually in the form of Excel sheet, where your software project is broken down into subtasks. Each subtask has two figures assigned: realistic and pessimistic. These numbers display a possible price range of the project.
As we use only Time & Material model, the price varies depending on the hours spent on the development and is subject to discussion with the client, allowing the full control of this process. There are no strings attached and no hidden charges, just the time estimation, as accurate as possible.
Here is an example of how our typical hourly estimate looks like:
Custom Ruby on Rails App Development Case Study
Redwerk was contracted by the innovative Berlin-based startup called Cleanagents to develop an app that would allow cleaners to preview and accept jobs directly from their Android phones. After downloading the app (sign-in was required), the app had to be designed to push new notifications to users whenever new jobs became available in the area near the agent. Agents had to be given the opportunity to preview jobs and accept them. The job`s location had to be shown on a map, giving the user also the chance to display routing options to get there as quickly as possible.
Once we have agreed upon the project scope, we start allocating resources, planning the efforts to communicate the final deadline to you. The result is a Gantt chart that looks like this:
Now we’re all set and ready to work towards the deadline, managing your budget expectations as we go. During development, normally you get access to our test server where you can see your product being developed, and to our issue-tracker, where we log the hours on a daily basis for better transparency.
I worked with Redwerk while at a previous company. When a project popped up while at Universal Music Group, I immediately reached out to Redwerk. I knew that they had the skill set as well as the proper management to get the project delivered on time, on task and on budget. Even when the project scope needed to shift, they made sure to deliver exactly what I needed. I definitely recommend them for any of your development needs.
Michael Glykis, Director of Technology at Universal Music Group
Redwerk is a strong development organisation. I worked with their developers and PMs at Worldnow and Justin Alexander, Inc. on a variety of projects from video architecture and encoding to basic HTML and can say that both teams were pleased with their work. Redwerk communicates clearly and they do a nice job at managing expectations, which is important because they are an overseas shop. I will work with them again.
Max Chanoch, Director of IT at Justin Alexander
We selected RedWerk for their dedication and professionalism designing and developing SystemDataRecorder performance monitoring system for Windows platforms. Long hours testing and ensuring the software works without problems makes RedWerk a solid and mature partner for software development.
Stefan Parvu, Lead System Engineer SDR Dynamics Oy
Many start-ups in our portfolio had no technical staff, and we do know how to deal with it. Our team studies the specifics of your projects and can build the entire software development process for non-technical clients.
Over the years, we’ve faced many problems and found numerous workarounds. That’s how we polished our software development process, and now can confidently guarantee quality and timely results.
Before you get the final product, we can quickly deliver an MVP (minimum viable prototype), so you could check the most critical features and logic.
Management and Communication
We choose the most convenient way in touch with our clients, and our project managers keep you updated at all times. In addition, our excellent English skills help to avoid misunderstandings.
We respect the confidentiality of our customers and sign Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). This document ensures that access to the confidential information is restricted to third parties.
We have a resource pool, that is ready to start working on the project immediately after we get requirements and materials.
Utilizing the offshore team helps you to focus on your business goals. Besides that, transferring your project development to outsource in Eastern Europe allows you to save the budget substantially.
Intellectual Property Rights
Your project is 100% yours. Intellectual Property rights on software we developed are completely transferred to the client.
Working Hours & Time Zones
Depending on where you are, we can adjust our working hours to make sure there is an overlap with your specific timezone.