Engagement Models

Cerebrum’s Engagement/Working Models keeps in view the change scenario and newer challenges faced during IT Outsourcing. Cerebrum offers multiple and flexible engagement models to meet diverse needs of our clients. Our efficient model approach allows our clients to bypass any initial hurdle/ problems of Outsourcing to ensure they can get the maximized opportunity to accelerate their IT outsourcing process.

Contract Types

As soon as the Cerebrum Infotech representatives connect you, we will offer you the three main kinds of contracts depending on your requirements, timing, and the budget. All these contracts include:

  • Strong non-disclosure obligations.
  • Full transfer of intellectual property rights on the code and documentation that we will develop for you.
  • Payment terms.
  • Other general conditions typical of master service agreements, but differ depending on the engagement model.

Depending on the contract type, the costs and rates may vary.

Fixed Bid

Under fixed price model, we would need a scope and expected timeline. We will send you elaborated proposal detailing the scope of work, development methodology, team structure, project schedule & pricing. Once you approve the proposal, we will engage our technical team for the project. We will send you a daily status report with weekly sprint plan.

We recommend this service for small to medium size companies or urgent projects. This choice works perfectly if the specifications of the software to be developed are particularized, clearly defined, and stable.

Benefits:

  • Agile approach is possible if the customer is fully engaged in the development process.
  • Maximizing cost savings potential as the hitch is on us to deliver in-time on-budget.
  • Project Delivery within the specified time frame.
  • The calculated cost of desired quality.

Time and Material (T&M)

We follow time and material model for the projects where scope, specifications, and implementation plans are unclearly defined at the early stage of its development. It provides the tractability to manage the team size and total efforts.

In the T&M contracts, the customer is the project owner and assigns the task to the team. The team bills the client on hourly model for the efforts it takes to complete a defined task. This model follows a strict project management and reporting approach where task sheets for week are defined and on a daily / weekly basis and update is release to client on the project.

The cost of the project is incurred on the team size and the efforts of each team member. The invoice for the provided efforts is usually raised on fortnightly basis. This approach fits ideally for the projects that are expected to change and have don’t have circumference requirements.

The cost of software development is directly based on efforts hours at a pre-discussed hour rate.

Offshore Development Centre / Dedicated Team Model

The Offshore Development Centre model aspires at producing long term substantial business and commercial advantages to the clients. Following this model a dedicated team of professionals is formed as per the need of the projects. The composition of the team can be changed during the course of the project as per the different stages.

It is also known as the Hybrid model, this strategy integrates the benefits of offshore and onsite delivery. Onsite-Offshore model accords the cost-effectiveness of the offshore model and the face-to-face contact essential in averting communication gaps and ensuring your project’s success.

Benefits of this contract type:

  • The project manager assigned from our side will manage offshore team in the appropriate way, adjusting office hours to the convenient time zone and reporting practices;
  • The customer does not need to vex about daily matters and put special effort on organizational tasks, such as hiring developers and project managers or leasing an office, and so on.

Workflow

Cerebrum Infotech coaches are skilled at implementing any kind of workflow requested by the customer. We could split traditional frameworks and use the hybrid approach, taking the best suitable elements from Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and ‘old faithful’ Waterfall.

Agile

Agile development methods are more efficient when the final goals of the project are not defined and the customer wants the development team to react to the changed requirements rapidly and effectively.

  • Emphasis on the experimental software development and design
  • Oriented on the teamwork environment
  • A flexible design pattern
  • Stands for evolutionary development and adaptive planning
  • Facilitates collaboration within the team

Waterfall

Waterfall software development is ideal for static projects, when the customer’s requirements are set and the changes are not likely to happen through the development process.

  • Reliable budget and time estimation
  • Secure development process

Scrum

To manage the development of complex software in fixed-length iterations, the Scrum approach could be the best matching. The development process is divided into sprints, and the team interacts with the customer once the sprint is completed.

  • Ideal for the swing project development
  • Cuts time to market
  • Testing is performed throughout the development
  • Changes are anticipated along the way

Kanban

This approach is based on Agile but involves a bigger visual component. The benefit of Kanban is that it could overlap any of the models mentioned above.

  • Increased flexibility
  • Visual component makes it easy to learn
  • Optimized workflow
  • Cuts the cycle time

Communication

Finding the best communication channels with our customers is our top priority. A well-organized interaction is the basic for any outsourcing company. We are ready to use the following channels:

How to start

  • You Ask

    • Share your ideas and expectations with us, specify the requirements, and allow us to start working on your project

  • We Proceed
    • We consider your request and reply to you as soon as possible
    • We specify the initial plan as well as indicate a number of professionals you are looking for
  • You Get
    • Cost and Time estimations
    • A brief professional analysis and consultations on your project
    • Suggestions on tools, methods, and solutions needed
    • CVs of our specialists to match your project