Every software development company is a little different. When a new client calls us to discuss their project, they want to know what it’s like to work with Green Mango as a company. It’s a great question because we have our own processes and client service goals in place that help to differentiate us from other development companies.
Generally, new projects come to us through two avenues. Many of our projects start as fixes that another software development company started. Maybe that other company finished the project but it never worked the way that the client wanted. Perhaps the client stopped the project because they felt it wasn’t going well. Green Mango is happy to take over these projects, evaluate what went wrong, and deliver a high quality product that our clients are satisfied with.
Others come to us for the first time as just an idea or a new project. We can help transform your initial idea into a software program, video game, or smartphone app. In these cases, we’ll spend a lot of time with you discussing the concept and making sure that we understand your vision.
All of our projects start with a thorough assessment. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new project or something that we’re taking over from another company. We want to have clear expectations about the project. We also want our clients to be aware of any problems that may arise before we start. Here are some of the things we’ll look at:
Where are we with this project? We will assess the project to see where it is in the project lifecycle. This helps us set a realistic timeframe for each phase of the project.
Intellectual property. You may be concerned about who owns what intellectual property after our collaboration. We’ll establish firm guidelines about intellectual property before we ever begin.
Quality of the existing code. We’ll take a deep look into your project’s existing code to find out if there are any issues including bugs, quality issues, and other problems that you should be aware of.
Project costs. We believe in complete transparency with our clients. Before we start a project, we’ll forecast project costs to look for unforeseen costs that might come up down the road.
After the assessment, we’ll determine your project’s tech stack needs. We’ll assign dedicated full-time staff to work on the project. Throughout the project, you can expect:
Regular updates – You don’t want to be left wondering what’s going on with your project.
Weekly demos – We don’t simply tell you what stage your project is at. We’ll send you a weekly demo of the most recent build so you can see it for yourself and provide constructive feedback.
SCRUM methodology – We utilize SCRUM methodology, including sprints, to ensure projects are completed correctly and on time.
As a result, many of our clients can easily see the difference in working with Green Mango versus other software development companies. Even so, we’re open to discussions about how we can make your project even more workable for you.