With MissionControl every project is scheduled to launch on time and under budget. This proprietary web-based collaboration tool allows everyone involved in a project access to a reporting system that collects ideas and feedback on the project 24/7.
Estimating the cost of delivering a project from drawing board to launch pad has become quite a science for the team at 9Seconds. Anyone who has attempted to budget for a web application project understands that typical budget variance ranges from 10 to over 100%. Not so at 9Seconds. The MissionControl process has delivered efficiency to such a degree that 9Seconds analysts are able to precisely pinpoint the cost of your project… and stick to it.
The MissionControl launch system typically separates pricing into two stages. Stage One is an hourly-based proposal and delivers a complete working prototype of your application. Then, Stage Two (based on the results from Stage One) is calculated for the remainder of your application launch.
Most launches are dynamic and require collaborative creation during the process. When this occurs, the client is notified in advance of any cost changes… up or down. On launch day, as you see your application zoom into cyber space, you will rest well knowing exactly what that baby cost you.
:: PROCESS COUNTDOWN ::
8. Preliminary Discovery
This initial idea meeting determines the fundamental objectives of the project and focuses on the client's ultimate business goals.
7. Preliminary Analysis & Recommendations
9Seconds analysts review the Preliminary Discovery notes, perform research, and formulate high-level recommendations for the direction of the project.
6. Proposal for Services
A proposal is submitted for the project in two stages. Stage one is a price proposal to create a working prototype of the project. Stage two is merely an estimate of the actual cost of the project. A fixed cost for the entire project is determined after the working prototype is complete.
5. Full Discovery
In discovery meetings 9Seconds analysts document the details and full scope of the proposed solution. This ensures that the strategy and tactics will meet the business goals of the client and the target audience.
4. Functional Prototyping (wireframe model)
Next, the client works with a 9Seconds Systems Architect and Creative Team to design a working prototype known as a wireframe model. Upon confirmation of functionality by the client, functional freeze occurs. The end result, complete with written documentation, serves as a three dimensional blueprint for the project lifecycle.
3. Graphical Prototyping (look and feel)
Next, 9Seconds artists will design several versions of the Graphical
User Interface (GUI). Upon approval of the general GUI, 9Seconds
artists create individual page-level graphics. The complete
graphical interface is then integrated with the wireframe model.
The completed wireframe prototype next moves to a 9Seconds programming team. Using the deliverables from the prototyping process, the production process moves swiftly. Very few changes are made at this point allowing for focused attention on building exactly what the client has approved.
1. Final Testing
With a working "beta" application it's time for final testing and quality assurance. 9Seconds ensures that the design and code is completely bug free, holds up to all standards independent of the bandwidth, browser and platform of the user, and is designed with evolving technology in mind.
On time and under budget. Next, projects move to 9Seconds maintenance and hosting services for complete, reliable post-production solutions.
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