SOS-Usage-Based Hiring

With SOS Usage-Based Hiring, you enlist developers or teams to contribute to your project as needed. These individuals are specialists in their fields and can be engaged as required, such as software designers, architects, creative designers, testers, or entire test teams. They will remain connected to your project and are involved as per project requirements. Billing is done based on actual hours worked, settled at the end of each month.

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Add Experts Hours in the Value Stream

To enhance value, you must add expert hours in the value stream. So hire them through SOS-Usage-Based if you can't afford them full-time—higher value at minimum investment.

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Have a Plan in Little Advance and Relax

Just identify the tasks that require special skills, talk to us to involve the respective experts on those tasks and agree with the prices and plan. Then simply relax.

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Pay Only for the Actual Hours Only

Just pay for the hours your developers have spent on your project. There will be no commitment of minimum monthly hours. There is no unpleasant surprise on rates either—minimum risk from your side.

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No Overhead or No Supervision

They will work from our office, and we will handle everything related to office, HR and operation-related maintenance. We have dedicated people to do all the supervision for you. You can concentrate more and more on your business.

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Project Management & Telemetry Tracking

Manage your project with the world's #1 project management software, Jira or any cloud project management software you choose. Moreover, we have telemetry tracking, which will guide us and tell us if something is wrong.

  • You enlist developers or teams to contribute to your project as needed. These individuals are specialists in their fields and can be engaged as required, such as software designers, architects, creative designers, testers, or entire test teams. They will remain connected to your project and are involved as per project requirements. We will agree on the rates of the resources before hiring starts. Billing is done based on actual hours worked, settled at the end of each month.
  • Remote and Full-time/Part-time.
  • Billed Monthly (for the last month’s work) on an hourly basis
  • The decision can be made according to the project's requirements.
  • Skype, Slack, Email, Phone etc.
  • During the involvement hours or on request
  • Jira / Trello / Any Project Management tool you prefer
  • Agile. There will be a KANBAN board where tasks will be listed as per priority. The developer will work as per the KANBAN priority. Work reporting at the day-end.
  • Through Bi24x7. A Cloud-based Business Intelligence and Telemetry Tracking System. It provides live team and individual work and their work performance reports. It also manages milestones and project documents, demos, diagrams & deliverables. It sends a notification reminding us of any critical event. It sends alerts when something is wrong. That can be in the system or the team. You can initiate a retro to improve the process. It simply helps you to make informed decisions.
  • 15 days work
  • 15 Days (We will refund any unused money)
  • If you are not happy we will arrange to replace the developer

SOS Usage Based Hiring - When to Use

While developing your software application, you will encounter some situations where you find the SOS Usage-Based Hiring to be the most appropriate hiring method. Below are some of those.

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Tasks that Require Special Skill-Set

In a project's lifecycle, specialized tasks like software architecture, homepage mock-up design, wireframe building, or load testing require expertise that may not be affordable on a dedicated basis. In such cases, ongoing or SOS-based part-time hiring is optimal to avoid inefficiency and maintain quality.

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Avoid an Extra Dedicated Developer

Sometimes, there can be a situation when you will not need an extra dedicated developer, but it will be good if someone is there to join the team at certain stages of the development life cycle. In such situations, SOS Usage-Based Hiring is the only solution. The cons is the loss of focus may lead to quality issues.

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Projects with Varying Requirements

By utilising SOS Usage Based Hiring, organisations can mitigate risks associated with uncertain project requirements or market conditions. This approach minimises the financial and operational risks of overstaffing or underutilising resources, providing greater control and agility in project management.

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Temporary Hiring to Meet the Deadline

To maintain development momentum or meet deadlines, hiring an extra developer for a few days may be necessary. In such cases, the only viable option is Part-Time SOS Hiring. However, this is limited to developers who require minimal warm-up time.

SOS Usage Based Hiring - When to NOT to Use

Here are some situations where you find the SOS Usage-Based Hiring are not an appropriate hiring method.

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Roles Requiring Immediate Impact

This hiring approach could delay results if a role needs someone to make an immediate, significant impact. Learning curves and the time taken to evaluate candidates through tasks can hinder quick contributions essential for some projects or roles.

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Sensitive or Confidential Positions

For roles dealing with sensitive information or high levels of confidentiality, using SOS Usage-Based Hiring could pose security risks. Introducing multiple candidates to potentially sensitive tasks before hiring might not be prudent.

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Culturally Driven Roles

This method may need to be revised significantly when hiring for positions depending on a candidate's fit within a company's culture. Understanding and integrating into a company's culture goes beyond task-based performance and requires more nuanced evaluation.

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High-Stakes Leadership Positions

Leadership roles often require a combination of strategic vision, team management, and culture-building skills that are difficult to assess through task-based hiring. The method might overlook essential leadership qualities that only emerge over more extended periods.

SOS Usage Based Hiring - How does it work?

Here is the flow diagram of how SOS Usage Based Hiring Works.

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Start a Project with Us

We can not allow you to hire anyone on an SOS basis for a project not managed by us. So, the first step is to start a project with us using the hiring model, such as dedicated hiring, combo dedicated hiring, or controlled agile hiring.

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Plan the SOS Requirement

During project planning, we will determine what resources you will likely need at the project development stage, as well as the prices and the level of involvement. We will have a pool of shared resources that you can get when needed.

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Schedule the Work

As the project progresses, we will understand when we need the SOS resources. We simply schedule the timing according to availability and project needs. SOS resources are typically resources with special skills, like creative designers, software architects, or load testers. It can simply be another developer to meet the deadline.

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Do the Job and Exit

As per schedule the SOS resource (say the creative designer) simply joins the project team and works as required to finish the job. Once the job is completed, he/she simply exits. Only the actual work hours are billable.

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Billing & Payments

Billing will be done on an hourly basis. Bills are added to the monthly bills next month for the previous month's work. If you have any questions or concerns about the charges, please contact us immediately, and we'll address any incorrect charges. Please make your payment within 15 days of receiving the bill.

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Team Changes

Although we continuously monitor our team's performance and make ongoing improvements, there might be occasions when you're not fully satisfied and request a change in developers. Also, as your business grows, you might need more resources.

Frequently Asked Question

Please check the FAQs below for your questions. If you don't find what you're looking for, feel free to submit a query or contact us via email, Skype, or mobile.

1. I have an idea for software, but I'm not skilled at programming. Can you help me turn it into a functional product?

Certainly! You don't need to be a tech wizard to bring your idea to life. We can flesh out your concept through a software requirement and specification document (SRS), a prototype, and a software model, ultimately transforming it into a practical product that fulfils your needs. However, you (or someone representing you) must have a clear vision of what you wish to create, including the concept's purpose, its intended users, and the reasons for its use. Additionally, you should be ready to answer our questions and have the time and patience to review features as they are prototyped or developed.

Yes, we're here to support you. You're not alone; developing requirements is vital in the software development lifecycle. According to the Lean Software Development principle, creating software is about generating knowledge. The more you understand your business needs, the better your chances of success. This is achievable when someone familiar with software intricacies thoroughly examines your business goals and ideas, offering various ways to integrate your concepts into a software solution in an easily understandable manner.

We will undertake this task by engaging in friendly discussions and transforming your idea into an interactive prototype that resembles the envisioned software. Following this, our focus will shift to integrating specific business logic into the software during later development stages.

In new concept-driven software projects, you're likely to initially provide only about 10-15% of the requirements. To define the rest, you must envision the proposed system from both user and business perspectives, discerning what's necessary and what isn't. Prototyping with minimal investment is the most effective way to do this.

Without a prototype, there's a high risk of overlooking essential data and opting for features that only add marginal value to the minimum viable product (MVP). Software dynamics suggest that 20% of features deliver 80% of the value. Thus, incorporating the top 20% of functionalities contributing 80% of the value is crucial for business success. Skipping this step increases the risk of developing an inappropriate system, necessitating significant revisions later on, which could result in unmanageable delays and, ultimately, discarding the system.

We're eager to help. However, before proceeding with an agreement, we'd like to review the project's functionalities, database, technologies, and any existing documents to ensure we can meet your expectations and make you a satisfied client.

Absolutely. It's essential, however, to choose a dedicated developer. You'll manage the project, including daily planning and oversight of work and reports. Our role will be limited to performing automated and semi-automated checks through our systems without directly supervising the developer's daily tasks.

Software development often sees 20% of critical tasks consuming 80% of the time. Typically, we conduct proof of concept (POC) for these critical tasks early in the project to avoid surprises later. Nevertheless, if these crucial tasks still need to be correctly identified and addressed early on, the final 10% could take longer than expected. Restarting might be wise if foundational elements like requirement development and system design were flawed.

Yet, if delays are due to resource issues or other external factors, and provided there are comprehensive documents and diagrams, we might be able to pick up where we left off.

The number of developers you need depends on the project's scope, size, and complexity. For small projects, a single dedicated developer might suffice for support tasks. However, introducing new features or making significant changes might require additional expertise. For innovative concept-based projects, you'll likely need a team of specialists as you can't expect an architect to do the mason's work, like constructing a building. While a single developer can make significant contributions, achieving the best results often requires a collaborative effort from various experts.

My short answer is no, even for an above-average developer. Developing a new software application, whether for the web, cloud, mobile, desktop, or blockchain, involves various tasks. Some tasks are analytical and require full-time dedicated effort, others are creative, some need extreme focus and problem-solving skills, and some require ongoing attention or patience. One person is unlikely to excel in all these areas, as they often require mutually exclusive human traits. While a single developer can create your application, it may lack certain aspects critical to business success. Moreover, it's not cost-effective for developers to perform tasks outside their expertise, such as creative design, leading to inefficiencies in time and quality across different areas like software architecture, design, and testing.

Your involvement will vary depending on the chosen project type and hiring model. With controlled agile development, you'll need to be deeply involved in the initial requirement development and user acceptance testing (UAT) phases and moderately so during the middle stages of the process. However, this can be scheduled at your convenience. If you hire a dedicated developer and manage the project yourself, Will you provide support after the project is delivered? You'll likely need daily involvement to plan, clarify tasks, supervise, and test developments.

We're committed to offering long-term support after your project is delivered. We aim to maintain a lasting relationship with you, and I'll be here for you unless you decide otherwise. Being a smaller company allows us to focus more closely on our clients, who have been with us for years, a testament to our dedication to long-term partnerships and support.

We begin by breaking down development activities into tasks that experts with the right skills can accomplish. We then estimate the hours needed to complete these tasks, considering the functional requirements and quality benchmarks. While we strive for accuracy, we acknowledge that our estimates may sometimes be spot on. Early-stage requirement elicitation and solid software design can significantly reduce the risk of exceeding our estimates by more than 20%, assuming no significant changes mid-development.

This depends on the hiring model. For fixed-fee projects under a controlled agile model, where the basic requirements remain unchanged, the cost stays the same even if our estimate increases due to requirement changes or improvements that add value to your product. For other models, the risk is on your side, offering you complete freedom to manage the project and developers as you see fit.

We aim to deliver on time for controlled agile hiring, potentially adding more resources if necessary. However, for agile development in general, we cannot guarantee this because initial requirements might only cover 10-15% of the full scope. Software development is an iterative process of knowledge creation; the more involved you are, the more your understanding of the project scope may expand, leading to increased development time and a higher chance of success.

We prioritise quality from the start, aiming to minimise the risk of defects in new developments. This involves thorough requirement exploration, expert-driven technical solutions, addressing acceptance criteria directly in code, and selecting appropriate tools, technologies, and frameworks. This approach helps prevent common errors and ensures the system's reliability and performance.

Active involvement is the best way to ensure quality. By participating in the project and contributing your insights when needed, you can see firsthand that the right processes are in place and that your input is being considered. Additionally, requesting test cases and reports can provide a tangible measure of our testing and quality assurance practices.

Unfortunately, no. Many companies assure quality without a precise definition, which can be misleading. Proper testing involves developers and dedicated testers who can independently verify the application against detailed test cases. While we encourage a comprehensive testing approach for all projects, we offer planning and setup of testing workflows at no extra cost, with actual testing services available for an additional fee if extra resources are required.

Your intellectual property rights are safeguarded through a service agreement. Any code, concepts, or services developed specifically for you are your property. However, pre-existing codes, technologies, or libraries used in your project remain the property of their original developers. However, you will have the right to use or modify them as needed under the terms of our agreement and any necessary licenses.

It is against our professional ethics. We have worked for overseas software companies since 2009, and none can claim that such has happened. It has not happened or will not occur even if we do not have legal agreements that address such points. However, to be safer, I suggest having it in the service agreement between us.

Three simple Steps to Get Started

Working remotely with our team on your software development or support project, you'll quickly realize that distance is irrelevant. Thanks to high-speed internet, premium cloud services, and advanced communication tools, our global team feels as accessible as if we were next door.

Let's Plan Your Project Together

Let's talk about your project! If it's new, tell us your ideas and goals so we can build a prototype together. If it's ongoing, share any problems you're facing, and we'll help find solutions. We'll also outline a clear plan, approach, and cost details.

Seal the Deal with an Agreement

Let's clear up any questions or concerns through detailed discussions. Once you're happy, we'll draft a formal service agreement. This document will cover our approach, daily operations, essential legal points including IP rights, and mutual concerns. In essence, we'll officially document our rights and responsibilities.

Get Your Project Rolling!

Ready to go with us? Let's set things in motion! We'll need a small deposit to prepare our team and resources, secure your project's spot, and schedule a start date. Time to kick things off!

Why Hire Us?

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25+ Years of Existence in the Industry

We have been in web development since 1999. We started our operation mainly with web development using PHP/HTML/Javascript. In 2004 we developed a PHP MVC framework based on JAVA strut; till then, there was no PHP framework. After that, we worked on almost all web technologies. We are now into web-based solutions, Blockchain Development & Digital Transformation solutions, especially for small to medium-sized companies. We have never been big, but we were always stable; because of the solid technical & ethical base.

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Proper Quality Engg and Quality Assurance

Your software or any product will fail if it fails to provide VALUE to its customers. And VALUE STREAM is the process required to convert a business hypothesis into a technology-enabled service that delivers value to the customer. To maximise the value, we always define a particular set of Quality Engg & QA processes for every project covering the complete SDLC process.

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'Built-In Quality' - Your Key to Success

You can not make an iPhone in a factory that manufactures MI phones. iPhone requires separate manufacturing and quality engineering processes. In the same way, any software application with higher built-in quality is without proper Quality Engineering & QA processes. We deliver value, not just a bundle of code files. It has been possible by practising LEAN Software Development Principles, Toyota 5S, Agile Methodology, Scrum, DevOps, OpenAI, and more.

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Highly Experienced and Skilled People

Due to our professional integrity and ethical practices, both employees and clients stay long with us. So we have more than 7 people in our small company who have been with us for over 15 years. 90% of the developers are 5+ years of experience. Due to the strong technical base and learning environment, people learn here quickly.

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QA Team Takes the Accountiblity for Quality

Almost all developers write lousy code if there is a no definite QA Engineering & QA support processes. And eventually, you have to throw away all those bad codes in future. As a solution, you need a QA team. But setting up your own QA Team is too costly and cumbersome and our dedicated QA team will take this responsibility at a very reasonable cost.

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World-Class-Quality - Indian Rate

We are in web development since 1999. In 2004 we developed a PHP MVC framework. Worked on almost all popular web technologies. We implemented many innovative ideas to maximize the client's revenue.

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The Most Reasonable Rates

Per our policy, we charge at a very reasonable rate. However, we know our competitors who charge much more. Some charge multiple times than we do for a similar or even lesser quality of delivery. We would request you start tasting our service for just one project first.

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Worldclass Agile and AI Tools in the Value Stream

We will not waste your time and money in remaking the wheel. Instead, we do continuous R&D on using software development tools, technologies, frameworks, concepts, and libraries for different software projects. We are familiar with popular cloud platforms like AWS, project development tools like Atlassian, many testing and test automation tools, and the latest AI tools like OpenAI ChatGPT and Open playground.

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Solid Technical and Strong Ethical Base

We are small we never faced any sort of existential threat in the last 22 years of business. It is because of its solid technical and ethical base of key people running the business. As a result, both clients and employees do not leave us unless there is a major reason to do so. People stay with them for years.

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History of Serving in the Long Term

Since 1999 we have been thinking about the long term. So we never applied various ways of making quick money. As a result, 90% of our revenue comes from a few clients who have been with us for years.

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Expertise in Latest Technologies

5 We are in web development since 1999. In 2004 we developed a PHP MVC framework. Worked on almost all popular web technologies. We implemented many innovative ideas to maximize the client's revenue.

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Use of Worldclass Agile Tools

We are in web development since 1999. In 2004 we developed a PHP MVC framework. Worked on almost all popular web technologies. We implemented many innovative ideas to maximize the client's revenue.

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