P4 – Partner4 is a small business entity which renders world class offshore software development services. In addition to our technical skills, we pride ourselves on our Project Management and English communication skills. Being a small company, we pay personal attention to each customer. Our customers are mostly located in USA, Canada, with some in Europe and Australia. More information about the company and projects we have completed is available on our website at.
Project Management Model:
We realize that most projects, even seemingly complex ones, are based upon technologies that are quite mature and readily available. Therefore, success of a project is very rarely a matter of having the necessary technical expertise; rather, it is a matter of having the necessary project management skills. These skills guarantee success through detailed specifications and a time schedule that is attainable. For every project we follow the following model:
Projects that have a short development life cycle (less than 6 months), and for which formal specifications are not available in minute detail, lend themselves to development via prototyping. In this method, the customer remains a key player in the design, reviews and alpha testing. Based upon the understanding received by our programmers, we create a non-functional prototype. This prototype includes all the external features of the software or website, and for all appearances, it looks like the real thing. It’s called non-functional because there is no “programming code” behind it and the features do not really work. It takes several reviews by the customer and modifications by our programmers before the prototype if finally approved. Then, the programmers start building the back end software (and that is the easy part for us!). The functional prototype also goes through a few revisions, and with each revision, the number of features that actually work increases, resulting in the final product. The best thing in all this is no surprises!