Avoiding unnecessary costs in IT projects
I won’t mention artificial intelligence, but we will still be up-to-date. Resource management has never been so important. On one hand, the economic situation is complex, on the other hand, new trends and technologies are constantly appearing on the market. How can we use them to our advantage?
This may seem trivial, but it is not so obvious and we often forget about it. Avoiding unnecessary costs begins at the needs definition stage. Let’s talk about finances – it’s a resource just like people, time, knowledge, and technology. For example, a web service can be implemented in various ways, operating on different budgets. The key here will be the decisions made right from the start.
We live in a time of immense possibilities, but also ever-increasing expectations. In the era of the technological revolution, it’s worth betting on the human factor and understanding. It’s good to have a guide on the contractor’s side who will help us make the right decisions. Making mistakes can be costly, and there’s nothing worse than unforeseen additional expenses or delays.
Another key area is product design. An ill-conceived design of the mentioned web service means trouble. Always. The only unknown is the moment when they will reveal themselves. It will probably be the implementation stage, which is the most expensive. How can we manage this risk? Let’s look at issues such as architecture, scalability, and configurability. These are key areas that define a digital product. Let’s not introduce solutions that will limit us. Let’s not complicate the product without a clear need. We don’t have to use every available bit of user interface. Even the best and most well-known web services are constantly being modified. They weren’t perfect from the start. Let’s focus on iterative work: on development and optimization. In this way, we will be able to spread costs over time, which may be necessary for the implementation of quality services. All this sounds time-consuming, but let’s not overdo our actions. Let’s wisely choose areas that need more time, do workshops, think things through, design several versions and implement something non-standard. Less key areas can be more standard, while still effective.
Our experiences with various clients and projects have allowed us to develop unique solutions. At 300.codes, we have created a three-tier customer service system, meeting the needs of different groups: start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations. These levels influence the recommended solutions and working methods at each stage of product implementation. Thanks to this, we are able to better match the offer, which is associated with effective resource utilization. For example, start-ups need quick and efficient implementation, but they don’t need expensive project documentation, which is required in corporations. By implementing this system into our daily work, we are even more effectively meeting the needs of our clients.
In conclusion, a reliable partner is half the success. Key is good communication and transparency of actions. It is worth cooperating with suppliers who, in addition to being open to the needs of the client, have experience in implementing projects of various sizes. This allows for proposing thought-out solutions, thanks to which resources during the project will be effectively used.