First of all, we certainly understand that contracting with a development company is scary. Questions like this go through your mind...
Write out a User Story of what your site should do when someone interacts with it. From the User Story we extract all the specs that need to be developed to make it happen.
The User Story is the primary reference point for the entire project and is a living document, so it will change and grow as you, and others, start interacting with what we build
Since we don't do project estimates, we recommend figuring out a weekly budget you want to invest to make this project happen. If you're under a deadline, we have the horsepower to put into.
Otherwise, figure out a pace (in 20 hour units) that works with your cash-flow and other priorities in your company. We can always crank it up or turn it down after we've started.
We're more than happy to help you figure out what makes the most sense for your situation since we've likely worked with a client in your exact situation.
We don't have an in-house legal team trying to find stuff to do, so our contracts are uber-simple.
They're simply a reflection of what you outlined in the vision and budget and give us something to refer to in case either of us forget where we started.
There are no weasel-clauses and there is no set length beyond a week-to-week gameplan.
Every afternoon we have a meeting checking in on tasks and any questions developers have about the project. The Project Manager will facilitate it and can handle it with or without your participation.
The Standup usually lasts 15 minutes, but you're free to extend it as long as you need.
Each week you will meet with your Project Manager and Developer(s) to review what had been completed in that Sprint and plan for the next one.
We like the one week timeframe because it keeps everyone on the same page and reduces the chance for big problems showing up later on.
Do it Again Next Week
If you're happy we're happy and we'll keep this party going.
Terminate The Project
Not happy for some reason? You can cancel your project at any time and we'll hand everything over that we've created.
We only want to work with happy clients, so don't worry about being trapped by an onerous contract.
You know how we work, so if you'd like to find out how we can help you, simply fill out the form on the left and we'll continue your due diligence process and see if we're a fit.
The price per hour is $35. Billing is simple: Invoices are sent out twice a month, on the 5th and 20th. Our auto-billing system authorizes payments for you, so there is no hassle. Invoices are charged to your credit card automatically 48 hours after sending. We are an Authorize.net Approved Vendor.