all the feedback and appreciation on this series. Time are hard and that is why
cost cutting measures are important for all of us. If you are tuning in for the first time, I
urge you to start with this first post, and then to second, third and fourth on
this series. Alright, now let us explore today’s topic: Owlsome View.
of software development services poses significant challenges to the both Company
and its Consultants. Often the complication lies in understanding between the two
parties on the features that is needed out of the software application. Companies often leave out some specifics of
the project, and thus create grey zones in their requirements. Consultants would
counter act by buffering up the cost to address the grey zones during the
actual development process.
It is often
difficult for the company to foresee all the features required by the
application, due to the lack of technical expertise. Similarly, it is often
difficult for the software or technology consultant to understand the business completely and provide a tighter
pricing. Sometimes companies and consultants both need wholesome view of the
project like a wise owl, or what I would call as Owlsome view.
Solution: Draft RFP for Owlsome View
with a draft RFP that outline the details of the project. While this is usual
for public sectors, private sector too can get the benefit of this situation.
The idea is to send out a draft RFP to the qualified Technology consultants i.e.
the suppliers for suggestions, advice and feedback. Request for cost saving
measures from the Technology consultants and you would get some innovative
recommendations which you can put in the final RFP.
RFP will also help the Technology consultants to understand the project and
find the grey zones, thus enabling them to provide necessary insights.
Companies can identify quality of the consultants who engage themselves in the
project and provide valuable feedback. Plus, companies can reaffirm the clarity
of the requirements and make changes necessary before releasing the final version
of the RFP. With the updated final RFP, companies can have
a Owlsome view of the estimates and consultants would be able to provide tighter
costing thus keeping the overall price of the project in control.
folks, and since of you have enquired about the number of post in this series, let me clarify on that. I am planning to write 4 more posts on this series. I shall try my best to post them every day, however please bear with me
if I miss a day or two. Please head over
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Business Analyst - Snr Software Consultant.