EGO creative media solutions has been operating on the mobile development market since 2005. During this long period, we have faced many challenges and have overcome obstacles looking for brilliant solutions. Our CEO and Founder, Eugene Polyanskiy is ready to share our handy experience with colleagues. Originally this article appeared on EGO, where he describes the approach to the mobile development process which has been elaborated through the years of collaboration with different clients. Since the establishment, we have been facing the same situation. Every time we have a new client, our top priority is to meet his expectations and make him happy; that is why it is difficult to calculate the end price of the project off the reel and announce it to the client though he expects us to do so. It is not an easy job to reach this goal. I want to talk about pitfalls either you, customer or contractor can meet, and how to successfully handle them scot-free and with quality product on hand.
Based on our experience, we know that all numbers provided before technical requirements are locked down – just spun out of thin air. We believe that precise estimates are those which don’t change dramatically especially upwards in the course of project development. And answer the question “how much” on the first stage of discussions with client, reproduces bad model approach to the challenge.
There’re a lot of factors that can influence the cost. And a new client, who has never worked before in the sphere of IT and digital might not know about them. So our main goal is to explain how business works, and apart from it, try to understand as deep as possible our client’s business, decide on objectives of the project and suggest the most effective ways of realization.
Moreover, at this stage, we still cannot answer the question about project cost estimates: either we have gaps in the concept of the project or…continue reading
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