Software projects fail because of a little prefix: “re…” – as in realign, redo, repair. It is the time wasted doing it wrong and then re-doing it over and over until it is right.
Realign is a major course correction to a project. The path of a project pursued with fuzzy outcomes is “two-steps forward, one step backward” or “zig-zag“. (This is the best way we know to waste time and money!)
OveractDev’s mission is to learn all about your business, clients and industry. We invest ourselves in discovering the business value we can contribute – nothing is more important to ensuring we always work on the most important things first.
Experience has taught us that being great developers and designers is valuable, but it is useless when applied to something that ultimately is not needed.
Redo – is the need to do a task over because it was not done right the first time – the major causes are poor communication, management, or attention to detail.
At OveractDev, we incentivize ourselves to pay close attention to detail and to manage your expectations by giving fixed estimates for each task we complete. We own the process of keeping everything in sync and getting it right the first time.
The estimate we provide is all you ever pay for that task.
Repair is needed when we mess up. We try not to – from our Engagement Manager who certifies the task requirement, to the developer or designer who completes the task, to our own QA who inspects our work before you see it – we try to make sure a defect never shows up.
If a sneaky bug ever shows up, OveractDev will exterminate it at no cost to you.
Software projects consume only one raw material – time. The secret to a successful software project is the effective and efficient use of this time.
I started this company, OveractDev Technology Partners, in 2007 based on this “secret”. Our teams consistently succeed at building our client’s most challenging software applications. To do this we have had to become more than a team of great developers and designers, or even an engineering department-in-a-box.
All successful projects utilize consultative partners (e.g. Marketing Agencies, Building Architects) who formulate strategy with the client. If you are not a software technology company, you need a technology partner you trust. Technologies are transforming businesses and obsoleting entire industries. As your tech partner, we can make your business the disrupter in your industry! We ensure you are not just using the right technologies – we integrate, personalize and customize technologies to create solutions for your business.
The FIRST stage of engagement with our clients is consultative.
To insure we work on what is important and urgent we need to understand your business’ needs and the key processes related to your project. We also need to learn about your industry, marketplace, and clients. We will need to understand the business model for your project to discover its unique value proposition, scope, milestones, budget, challenges, and opportunities for both users and other stakeholders. We call this stage of engagement discovery.
We want to share your vision so we can perfectly render it into a captivating software experience for the user.
Bridging the gap between business needs and technical expertise, OveractDev has an unrivaled process to leverage technology only if it serves a business need. This enables us to propose strategic and creative solutions exploiting emerging and customized technologies that will positively contribute to the success of your business.
Our proposals are written in your business’ language and meet your business’ requirements.
SOMEONE does need to give the engineers and designers detailed and precise descriptions of the feature requirements so that they know exactly what they need to build. At OveractDev we do NOT expect that someone to be you. Once we have agreement on the proposed software application, OveractDev architects document all the specifications the team needs to build and deploy it.
Our project specification define the complete user experience, and all important user stories, and full system software architecture.
As you probably know, building a software application is a complex undertaking. We don’t expect you to manage this process. OveractDev’s Engagement Managers are responsible for the coordination of all activity between you and our developers and designers. This allows the team to stay focused and dramatically increases productivity.