Nearly all business software development needs are of a time-sensitive nature. In almost all cases, the solution needs to be ready by a specified deadline. In other cases, such as in ground breaking concepts, the solution must also be prepared before another competitor develops the same solution and thus steals the "first arriver" benefit. Proper project time management techniques are critical in high-performance software development.
Essential Algorithms Solutions uses a custom Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) that begins with a detailed investigation and understanding of the client's specific business or industry. E.A.S.'s project managers do not begin the project roadmap of a particular software solution until they have a confident understanding of the business requirements and needs of the client. This business-centric approach to software development allows E.A.S. to take an unconventional approach towards time management. Most software firms try to create a detailed list of requirements and perform a development time estimate for each requirement to eventually arrive at the overall project timeline. While this traditional method does play a role in E.A.S.'s time management scheme, E.A.S. goes one step further by attempting to quantify potential business hurdles and challenges that may call for changes or improvements midway through the development process. The type and quantity of potential hurdles that would impact the development timeline vary on a case-by-case basis, so there is no general "rule of thumb" that can be applied. It is for this very reason that the E.A.S. SDLC begins with the detailed business analysis phase.
Building in this business-centered contingency for time management greatly improves the timeliness of E.A.S. projects. It allows for changes and improvements that make sense at a business level (but were not necessarily incorporated in to the original specifications) without penalizing or delaying the original scheduled completion date.
E.A.S. also leverages the talent of a variety of project management professionals certified in a variety of different types of project management philosophies to oversee the management and timeline of each software project. This ensures that the right choice (or series of choices) in project management techniques can be chosen and implemented throughout the progression of each solution.