Engagement models

Versatile engagement models for your custom software development

When you outsource software development, the key to ensuring fruitful collaboration with an outsourcing vendor is to select the appropriate engagement model. Based on the project goals, timeframes, and resources available, this choice helps provide a wireframe for further partnership.
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Effective outsourcing services with flexible engagement models

Dedicated Team
Outstaffing Time and Materials
Fixed Price Model
How does it work?
This engagement model works best with complex, long-term projects with well-defined requirements. To achieve success, you must have sufficient expertise in project management and be willing to take control of the process.
When is it best used?
What are the benefits?
With a dedicated team, you exert full control over the project budget and development process. This helps save time and resources on hiring IT staff, results in strong commitment on your team’s part, and ensures tight security and IP protection.
You provide a list of project requirements and Oriented Soft forms a team that can deliver the expected results most efficiently. You perform project and team management. We oversee overall project performance and control the quality of the services provided.
Your dedicated team will handle your project only, and will include any talent you need — from developers and designers to QA enzgineers, project managers, and any other specialists. The project cost is formed by hourly rates, and you retain full control over the project progress and team workloads.
How does it work?
When specific time estimates cannot be formulated and only a rough project draft is available, deadlines are not established, and there is a high chance the project requirements will change mid-development, the project is aimed at rapidly shifting markets, or uses innovative tech.
When is it best used?
What are the benefits?
Due to increased workflow flexibility, features can be easily added or deducted from the scope of the project within the set budget. Schedule flexibility enables moving the deadlines and paying for features upon delivery. Project costs are also reduced, as the outstaffing company does not have to overprice for risks.
Once the initial project roadmap is detailed, our team starts working on the project. We have a polished workflow with daily/weekly reporting, and we charge clients for the hours worked by every specialist.
When project longevity and resources can’t be estimated precisely upfront, Time and Materials is the best engagement model to choose. Project expenses come from the cost of the man-hours actually worked on the project, as well as the cost of the materials spent and equipment used. As the project is delivered, you pay for the time and resources that go into it.
How does it work?
When you have detailed specifications and project requirements are not likely to change mid-development. The same goes for projects with limited budgets or strict deadlines. The most frequent use cases for this approach are short-to-medium projects done within several months, like MVP development or a pilot project at the start of long-term cooperation.
When is it best used?
What are the benefits?
Due to transparent pricing, the budget can be formed before the development even starts. Clear specifications remove the risk of misunderstandings, so the software is developed according to plan, without mid-project changes, while the process requires less management overhead for you.
Before starting the development process, we conduct a series of in-depth interviews with you to discover all the nuances of the project. Together with our team, you define use cases, create user stories, and prepare wireframes and mockups to help visualize the future user interface. The deliverables here include a detailed technical specification, estimates, development roadmap, and a clickable prototype. After that moment, these cannot be changed without a major disruption to a project, which will require repeating the process again.
With the fixed price model, your project scope and budget are immutable. This is perfect for small and medium-sized projects, as all the details are set in stone before the development starts, and the process follows precise time and cost estimates. This is the best approach when using the Waterfall methodology.
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Methodologies we use
Waterfall is a linear, sequential, and predictable SDLC methodology that is a perfect fit for projects with precise requirements and clear technical specifications. Ease of project management is the key benefit here.
Kanban is a great fit for little development teams that need to focus on timely delivery of expected results by managing the volume of tasks they work on. This is essential when working on projects with frequently changing priorities.
TDD concentrates on writing unit test code before writing the actual product code. This way, all your product features are covered by automated tests. This results in good code design and helps deliver products quicker without compromising on their quality.
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
With the Agile methodology of software development, the product is developed in iterations or sprints. At the end of each sprint, some core features must be functional, so after several sprints, you can get the basic product functionality and then improve it continuously. With this approach, you can get end-user feedback very early in the development process and adjust the product accordingly, so it meets the user's expectations best.
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Founder/CEO at Oriented Soft
Hi, I'm Stein Thore Haga, a founder of Oriented Soft. Do you want to maximize your business by applying new technological opportunities? I'd love to speak with you about your idea. Feel free to call us or simply drop us a line.
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