At PowerIT, we firmly believe that all software, services, and processes need to be tailored to every clients needs. Not all clients are the same and should not be jammed into the same mold.
The majority of the companies we work with are start ups who are brimming with ideas and passion... just not always brimming with capital. At PowerIT our experiences allow us to guide you to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that will allow you to get to market as speedy and cheaply as possible. No need to spend a lot until you have proven the model.
Yes there is, it stems off of of the stories we build above and how we approach our work. On a weekly basis we report back to which stories are completed, in progress, or untouched. This gives you a far more tangible view of what is going on. In industry speak it is called momentum. If things are not getting done, you will notice!
Additionally we work in an Agile methodology that stresses incremental work and getting completed work in front of a client as soon as it is built. So even if it is a 3 month long project, you will actually be able to see the progress and provide feedback as it progresses. New products are evolving items and we understand that once you use and touch something, your ideas might change. Any changes are always best caught as soon as possible rather then waiting to the end. Traditional methodologies like the Waterfall method do not work well with a lot of startups who are just learning their new business domain.
Communication is also key around our shop, your project manager will always send you a weekly update, but will also raise any urgent issues right away. Any questions or concerns contact your project manager right away, if you are not happy, contact one of the founders directly and they will be more then happy to resolve you concerns! The customer always comes first.
Mobile First refers to the concept that you should target designing for a mobile screen like an iPhone first rather then starting by designing the perfect web page then adapting it to a tablet or phone.
This is done for several reasons, first is the majority of sites are seeing a turning point now where over 50% of traffic (often MUCH higher) is mobile traffic, and you certainly want to target your audience! Second is when you design on a restricted screen (like a phone) you are forced to distill all of your great ideas down to the few important ones. The ones your customers care about, and then not waste extra money building features not needed and likely distracting from the heart of your product!