2. Keeping in touch with the client and staying transparent
We promote the agile approach where a client is part of our team. We always familiarize clients with Jimmy's processes, which helps to reach mutual understanding. The client always knows where his money goes and what inputs we will need. We are open about risks and let clients cherry-pick our team members that suit them best.
Clients without exceptions have access to task tracking tools and repositories, and we hold regular sprint review sessions. Our approach gives clients a feeling of certainty and assurance about your investment. When a problem comes up, we don't hide it; we communicate and solve it together with the client's team.3. Long-term thinking and partnership
Long-term and sustainable cooperation is our ultimate goal. We aim to have successful products and clients in our portfolio. Reputation is a key for a development house, and satisfied clients are our most valuable asset. That's why we carefully think about design, architecture, delivery, and precisely select a team. As we said before, we approach projects as if they were ours, and we were investors who we, in a way, are. Success means a long-term partnership that significantly benefits us, so we always do our best.4. Senior and experienced people in key positions
Product and project managers are essential for the whole product development lifecycle and success. Badly managed venture always turns into a failure. PMO must run smoothly and effectively to keep the entire procedure on track. Therefore we pay great caution when choosing the right people for these critical roles. Our product team has proven results from various projects that include building startups from scratch or delivering solutions for large enterprises. Everyone product or a project manager working at Jimmy's must have the right mindset, be client-oriented, and have high communication skills so that they can pass the client's product vision to the development team. With exact and stable requirements, our dev team is able to perform at the highest level, and everything runs smoothly.5. Fair rates and an outstanding price vs. performance ratio
We used to receive offers for mediocre developers priced at staggering levels when we were on the client's side. Right, everyone likes money, and developers are scarce, but nevertheless, charging unjustified amounts isn't sustainable for the client in a long-term relationship.
At Jimmy, we are able to deliver a whole team for your project for rates that are in line with the quality of the developers and the market. We focus on the best price vs. performance ratio and therefore are able to outperform many of our competitors.6. Proposing better solutions instead of blindly following the client's brief
We said it many times – our team consists only of seniors who regularly give our clients feedback and don't merely follow briefs and specs. Not only are our developers very skillful engineers, but they always keep in mind the business and product perspective. That enables them to continually ask the right questions and come up with better and more effective solutions. The client benefits greatly from this ongoing dialogue, and in the end, seniors are always cheaper because they complete more tasks in a shorter time. The quality is also higher overall, and they are way less likely to make bad decisions that can be costly.
Experienced people are our biggest asset, and even though we are a young development house, we established a thorough process to find and hire them. This really pays us back because when they fit the project perfectly, we don't have to deal with any setbacks.7. The right selection of the cooperation model
Before we seal the deal, the right cooperation model must be chosen. We start with a definition of expected quality, price, and deadline. When building a successful product, we generally don't believe that it is possible to set everything straight from the beginning using a waterfall model. Therefore we cheer for agile techniques, but that would be another discussion.
In either way, we never send out fixed offers without knowing the whole scope. At Jimmy, we believe that consistency and principles matter when it comes to software development. For this reason, if a client prefers a fixed price, and we don't have all the necessary details, we divide the project into phases.
- Analysis and design
- Prototyping and specification
- Development MVP, testing, production release
- Development of MMR (minimum marketable release)
After each stage, we sit down to validate what we have already done and plan ahead. This gives us a clear overview from which we can improve our estimations. Moreover, we are also able to improve a product with things that we have learned along the way.
It's never easy to apply all these principles on every project, but we follow a strict quality assurance process. We even employ our own quality manager. This attitude results in the best outcome for our customers. As we said, we aren't good samaritans, but we believe in excellence, long-term relationships, and added value for our clients.
I hope I gave you at least a high-level overview of how we approach projects. If you want to consult with me or ask any questions, feel free to get in touch.
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