Where we get to know one another and the journey begins
Let’s get started. Our process begins with an introductory call where a member of the Elevate team will walk you through who we are, why we’re the best, and begin the process of scoping out your needs. We’re looking to get to know you as well as achieve a high level understanding of your current state, desired future state, and any constraints you may have.
This is where your vision merges with our expertise
At this point, you see the value in working with Elevate and you’re ready to get into the nitty gritty of your project. This is what we call the Discovery Process. An Elevate Architect will take the lead here, guiding you through a detailed session that clearly outlines the requirements as you have them. In some cases this is an iterative process requiring 2-3 sessions to ensure that all items have been captured.
03. Technology Selection
Where we choose the best route for your desired destination
Now that we know what you need, we get to have ( what we consider to be) fun. The Elevate Architect will begin to match technologies to your requirements and constraints. Folks come to us at all phases of the development process and with a wide array of budgets. We work with you to decide on a blend of open source and proprietary technologies that match your specific needs. If your application is already in production we’ll provide an assessment of what should remain and what we recommend should be replaced. Remember: we are committed to transparency and will only suggest what makes sense for your unique situation.
04. Approach Document
Where your product roadmap comes to life
It’s time to get this down on paper. The next step is the construction of an Approach Document. The Approach outlines the intent of the engagement, the features we intend to implement, the technologies we expect to use, and expected schedule including proposed deliverables. Our team will jump on a call to walk you through what we’re proposing and answer any questions. Feedback from your team will be incorporated and a final Approach Document will be provided for verbal sign-off.
05. Fully Scoped Engagement
This is where the light turns green and we make it official
It’s almost go-time, but first we need to make it official. The last piece before we kickoff the engagement is the Statement of Work. This outlines all items contained in the Approach Document and adds the associated pricing. We also clearly layout any client responsibilities well ahead of time so our clients are prepared.
Where were all on the same page and the pedal hits the metal
Now that all the formalities are out of the way, we’re ready to get the show on the road. First things first: a kick off call. On this call, we will run through the statement of work to make sure everything is still applicable and to provide an opportunity for any additional questions to be asked. We also set Conditions of Satisfaction (CoS) that define how the work gets done most efficiently and conveniently. Do you prefer to communicate via Slack versus emails? We’ll note that here.
The Elevate Way
A blend of best practices with the realities of our clients’ situations.
Our goal? To create a tailored process in which everyone feels informed and empowered.