Your Vision, Our Skills

How We Work

Since day one, we at HQSoftware have striven to be a reliable software development vendor offering transparent and effective models for cooperation. At the core of our approach is ensuring that you get what you expect, on budget and on time.

01

Initial Set of Meetings

HQSoftware:
PM, Client executive,
CTO, Business analyst

Customer:
Decision-makers

What we do:
We gather all kinds of input from you, map the existing system, and learn about your business goals and the project’s critical path. You interview our developers, meet the PM, get to know our company. We might come up with a prototype to make sure we’re all on the same page.

What you get:
A proposal that includes the project scope, time and budget estimation, and the engagement model we selected.

02

Contract

HQSoftware:
Client executive

Customer:
Decision-makers

What we do:
We formalize what we have negotiated before

What you get:
A signed contract protected by European law, with clear kickoff date.

03

Kick-off

HQSoftware:
PM, Sales Manager, Core
of the development team,
Business Analyst

Customer:
Decision-makers

What we do:
We get on the same page with you regarding the project goals, milestones, expectations, reporting type and time, scope and deadlines, communication methods.

What you get:
A ready-to-go team with a final goal in mind, a set project environment, and access to real-time control over the project.

04

Elaboration

HQSoftware:
PM, Business Analyst,
Tech Lead/System
Architect

Customer:
Decision-makers

What we do:
If you are not clear about the final product, this stage is a must. Under fixed deadlines, our team will do the research needed to transform your vision into technical specifications, develop project architecture, define team requirements, and make time and budget estimates.

What you get:
Technical specifications, detailed estimates, and a project plan.

05
05

Implementation

HQSoftware:
PM, Sales Manager,
Developers, CTO,
Business analyst

Customer:
Project Manager/
Product Owner

What we do:
In the Scrum development cycle, every sprint is about 2 weeks long. We can work using either your server or ours and track tasks in Jira. Tests always follow user cases. The PM reports to you on everything and does a customer care call every 2-4 weeks to check on satisfaction level. At the end of every sprint, you will see a demo of your project.

What you get:
A demo version of the product at the end of every sprint, complete enough to show functionality.

06

Stabilization

HQSoftware:
PM, Sales Manager,
Developers, QAs

Customer:
Project Manager/
Product Owner

What we do:
We do performance testing of the implemented functionality, following a checklist and/or test plan. We also manage change requests.

What you get:
A final product that meets your expectations.

07

MVP/ PoC / Product Release

See whether the product is marketable in the early stages. Development continues according to the product roadmap.

OR

Transition

08

HQSoftware:
PM, Sales Manager, Developers, CTO,
Business Analyst

Customer:
Project
Manager/Product Owner,
Users

What we do:
We prepare binaries, source code, and documentation for the final acceptance test that ensures all deliverables are good.

What you get:
All your data safely stored on your server

Aftercare

09

HQSoftware:
PM, Sales Manager,
Developers, CTO,
Business analyst

Customer:
Project
Manager/Product Owner,
Users

What we do:
We manage all requests and ensure timely maintenance and enhancement.

What you get:
An enhanced product.

OR

Pilot retrospective
and release plan

Big Enough to Scale. Small Enough to Care.

Top 9 traits that make us different

software development company
  • We meet our customers on 11 road trips per year
  • We come on site for knowledge transfer
  • Convenient control over the project: Slack, Jira, Skype.
  • Start with a short pilot project to see if we fit together.
  • Get a prototype of your project in 5 days.
  • IP rights, security assurance, NDA.
  • Certified specialists: Microsoft, Zend, ISTQB, Scrum, MongoDB.
  • A Quality Excellence Office to oversee budgets.
  • 4 years — an average lifespan of an employee.

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