The design is often the most critical facet of the software development life cycle. In many cases, the quality of the finished software is directly proportional to the quality of the initial design. Custom software development is an investment. As with any substantial investment, planning is crucial. However, there is a trade-off. It is possible to over-design which can lead to lost time and money. SITEK has the experience to strike the proper balance.
The key to quality development is sharp people with a well-thought-out plan. Good organizations allow developers to modularize the development process. This results in the rapid implementation of a system that can be easily tested and expanded for future versions. SITEK provides a highly qualified technical staff with years of software development experience across many industries and sectors.
SITEK clients often require additional consulting and managerial support to supplement their in-house development efforts. SITEK is uniquely qualified to provide this vital support. The professionals at SITEK have worked on countless software development efforts across many industries and sectors. As a result, SITEK is well equipped in quickly anticipating and addressing problem areas on any given project. SITEK can serve as troubleshooters or, if need be, assume management of an entire project.
With our experience in the software development field, SITEK can provide a constructive and beneficial third-party perspective, when brought in to test/QA another vendor’s software. System testing is fundamental to the quality of any software. Although many developers take short-cuts and settle for only testing their software during development (Alpha-Testing), we at SITEK always encourage our clients to include a distinct testing phase in any software project. By adopting this type of testing phase, the system can be tested as a completed unit. This component of testing is usually performed by someone other than the developer thus allowing additional "user" feedback on the functionality and usability of the software that can then be integrated before initial release. Completion of the entire testing phase is accomplished through the preliminary use by the actual end- user(s) of the software in real-world conditions at the client's site (Beta-Testing).
Before committing substantial resources to a given project, clients often want to obtain more data on the obstacles related to completing the project. SITEK team members have experience serving in this “recon” type role. They can quickly and efficiently identify the primary and secondary “hot spots,” then prepare a Feasibility Report for the client. This report contains a ranked list of all the technical, logistical, and managerial risks associated with the proposed project. Also, it can provide preliminary estimates of crucial cost and time factors.
SITEK consultants have developed numerous user manuals, reference guides, and introductory training materials to accompany our custom software over the years. This experience has provided us with the ability to generate production quality documents quickly. Rather than hiring technical writers (who are often unfamiliar with the underlying technology) to extract information from developers, many of our clients request SITEK to develop the supporting materials. SITEK consultants have become so good at this in fact, that many clients have engaged SITEK for the sole purpose of creating technical documentation and complete training programs.
Finding just the right person for a challenging technical staff position can be a difficult and costly process. Standard placement services often provide overwhelming lists of “candidates,” however many of the resumes provided to the client firms are seldom worth reviewing. This is because those placement firms are not technical people and cannot properly filter the resumes. SITEK solves this problem for managers by taking a low volume, high-quality approach. With our technical background, we can serve as a front-end filter for managers who don't want to spend their time reviewing every resume with “C” listed as a language.