HeavyMelon

Building software for humans

Our methodology

Learn how we work together.

We build software for humans.

  • 1
    Initial discussions

    Before we agree to work on a project we have to understand what you want to create. We have to figure out if it is feasible or not to implement. We do this by having one or more meetings with you where we listen and ask questions. We may determine you are better off going with an existing product or service off the shelf, or implementing a no code solution.

  • 2
    Requirement analysis

    If this is a good fit for both of us, we have to do a requirement analysis. This includes things like user stories and journeys, wireframes, other requirements, database/class diagrams, hosting cost estimates, and more. The analysis is important and helps us clarify gray areas, understand the system requirements, and understand the business value and scope so that we can make a better cost estimate. This can be a service on its own. You can take the analysis and work with a different team to implement the system.

  • 3
    Implementation

    We implement the system based on the analysis in the previous step. The implementation is based on cycles. During each cycle we check if we are moving to the right direction and make sure the project is under control. New requirements may change the timeline unless we work together to reduce the project scope. We work closely together both synchronously and asynchronously. We use Basecamp to collaborate with you, and stay on top of everything we need to do.

  • 4
    Completion

    The project is done.

Payments

How we get paid.

We like to be transparent when it comes to how we get paid.

  • 1
    Kickstart

    Before we start the Requirements & analysis phase you pay us 200€ up to 3000€, depending on the scope we identified in the Initial discussions phase.

  • 2
    50% upfront

    Before we start the Implementation you pay us 50% of the total cost, minus the amount you paid for the Requirement analysis phase.

  • 3
    50% upon completion

    Upon completion, you pay us the last 50% of the total cost.

  • 4
    Beyond the scope

    Anything beyond the scope of the original analysis that has changed the timeline, may generate new costs. Those are added as additional agreements, and get paid in the same manner (50% upfront, 50% upon completion).

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