Our company deals with several areas of development. We create relatively simple corporate websites, lendings and online stores. We develop chat-bots. In addition, we deal with complex, high-load systems, large portals of CRM and ERP systems. Depending on the type of project, technical task also changes, its scope and duration, although the overall structure remains the same.
- Simple corporate sites, landings, chat bots. As a rule, the main blocks and functionality are repeated from project to project, with minor changes - every nuance we describe carefully in the task. Usually the volume of such technical task is several pages. In this case, discussing the project with the customer takes 1-2 hours and writing the technical task itself without design layouts for another 3-4 hours.
- Complex and large web projects. For high-load sites and complex systems, with many connections, creating a technical task without design layouts requires 5 full working days. Considering that there is an initial material, company’s specialists can rely for technical task creation, usually the writing time is 40-50 hours of working time + 5-10 hours to discuss the specification with the customer.
As a result, the cost of technical task creation depends, in any case, on the number of hours spent by our specialist. Any project needs to be discussed in detail with a customer to define its goals. It has to be considered and written, than presented to customer, edited and evaluated by programmers. We naad to make sure that everything you want is real. It is necessary to set the development hours and than is gives to customer. Trust us, this is a painstaking effort, and we do not recommend our customers to save a couple of hours on technical task development and «finish it quickly».
In our practice we are faced with situations when customer comes with his technical task. These are usually two reasons:
- Technical task has been compiled in a hurry and resembles rather a list of «wishes» without describing the functionality details. In this case, we are still compiling a new technical task to harmonize all nuances with client, since the same phrase can be interpreted in completely different ways by client, project manager and developer.
- Second option - technical task was developed correctly by the customer himself or via another companies that deals with technical tasks. If it’s a 30-60-page project, we need to spend a lot of time getting into this project, learning all details, and then we can evaluate project. We take 5-10 hours for project evaluation in such cases, and if client concluse the contract, we compensate paid amount to client as part of the development fee.