System analysts convert your requirements into a high-level design. The client approves the design and the development team implements it.
Project managers "run" the development team. They make sure the developers are following the requirements and gap-fill requirements when necessary.
A lot of software developers are introverts. A computer, 8-hour work days, and the ability to focus are key ingredients to a developer's success.
In terms of software development, a designer's focus is centered around allowing the user to discover and intuit the software's features in an efficient manner.
Large projects do require documentation. Specifications are a must, and the more detail the better. Small projects require very little documentation, and depending on the situation, specifications can simply be a couple of paragraphs in the contract if the desired software is a single report, or a simple tool.
Some potential clients aren't sure of what features they need exactly. We categorize these clients in the need suggestions category. We welcome these sort of clients because Vazkor Technologies provides software architecting services as well as software development services. In other words, once we understand your business and its needs, we can design the software as well as build it.
Generally speaking, Vazkor Technologies is a service company. Yes, we provide custom software, and consider ourselves exclusively a custom software company, but after the initial project flat-rate, we are more comfortable simply billing by the hour. You will always entirely own the rights to your software, exclusively, and can use other developers at any time you wish, so you do not need to feel that you will be tied to us forever. However, I think you come to the same conclusion as almost all of our clients. We are one of the best values for custom software development in the market.
There are basically two categories of development. Initial project development, from design to construction, to QA, to release. During this period the client is shown the software at pre-determined milestones, and on larger projects, payments are tied to these milestones. The other type of development is ongoing services. This development includes quick adhoc reports or tools, tweaks and fixes, and general IT support.
Ongoing service involves a lot of phone or face to face time with the client. Think of Vazkor Technologies as an employee of your office for this sort of service. During the initial project development, you will be interacting with either a software architect, a project manager, or a programmer. Generally a project involves a software architect, project manager, and a programmer, or a project manager and a programmer. The client interacts with the project manager, but some meetings involve the programmer directly and for small requests often the programmer can receive them directly. However, there is no set-in-stone way of conducting a project. The client needs to feel comfortable and has a lot of say on how the project is run, if he or she wishes to participate in those sort of decisions.