Ah, the fixed price software project. Sounds great in theory... but in practice? Someone’s probably going to end up either in a fit of rage, tears, or both - whether it’s you or your developer (and possibly both of you…).
If you’re rubbing shoulders with software developers or even if you’re fresh in the industry, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the terms offshore, onshore, and nearshore software development thrown around. But what exactly does it mean and what’s the difference?
As an entrepreneur, you know it’s in your best interest to find new ways to do things in a cost-effective, faster and more productive way. Fortunately, in today’s digital era, new technologies allow professionals to do their job online from anywhere in the world.
In 2019, there are plenty of different contracting models floating about. Remote working contracts are attractive because they’re often more affordable, the developers can often have more expertise than folks in your current area, and you don’t require the staffing floorspace/resources/setup on your own premises that inhouse contractors demand.
Oh wow, here we go… How long is a piece of string? Apps can cost anywhere from under a hundred dollars/pounds/euros to make to over hundreds of thousands! The size, all the “moving parts”, and graphic design of your app are all important elements that help guide putting a dollar figure on your app.
To build and ultimately release a great product you’ll need a motivated and talented product development team that combines skill, with character and company culture. No easy feat, but one that’s definitely doable!
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.