Pricing Models.

Pricing Models

Though basically we offer our customers one of the following established pricing models, we are quite flexible to customize and modify any of them should you have an exciting project.

Time & Material

Time & Material is one of the most agile and quality productive pricing models. It offers enormous flexibility and control over your budget. Utilizing this model with consumer-oriented projects especially enables you to quickly and efficiently respond to the market trends and deliver solution with minimum time-to-market.
Time & Material pricing model fits the best to Agile practices and is the most popular choice of our customers.

Pros/Advantages

  • Team size and project scope can be easily changed
  • Important issues prioritized on the go
  • No need for detailed project specification
  • Pay as you go (Hourly rate enables you to revise project scope as budget changes)
  • Very short ramp up period.

Caution

  • Ability to objectively prioritize issues objectives and tasks
  • In most cases, requires involvement of professional Scrum Master.

Ideal for

Medium and large projects with many unknowns and flexible project scope or for the projects in their maintenance phase.
This business model is quite flexible and highly efficient when it is hard to predict the final cost of the project and when the customer’s requirements can vary depending on different factors. Great for POC and Prototyping.

Dedicated Team

With the Dedicated Team engagement model you can manage our engineering team as your own development department or as an extension to it. Depending on that we form your team out of our development staff or can provide the team with an experienced project manager.

Pros/Advantages

  • Closer developers involvement in the project
  • Strong, dedicated focus to the project
  • Full control of the development team
  • Fixed monthly fees, predictable costs.

Caution

  • Customer input as a full-fledged team member needed
  • Team management capabilities (if guided by customer’s team lead).

Ideal for

Projects constantly innovating and developing and having own project management staff. If you have your own management team and well-defined project idea, Blackthorn Vision can provide you with dedicated team of designers, developers and QA who will work particularly on your project from its very start up to release.

Fixed Price

This pricing model can be applied when the project scope and requirement are clear enough and there is low business risks they will be changed during the implementation. In that case this pricing model allows you to meet expected timelines and deliverables for reasonable project cost.
In case if it is hard to predict the precise cost, time limits, efforts to be spent and the development process needs control and improvement at any stage, there is a certain risk for the client and it is desirable to choose either Time & Material or Dedicated Team Business Model.

Pros/Advantages

  • All the deadlines are met
  • Defined scope with clear-cut outcome
  • No hidden budget fees.

Caution

  • Takes time to define and agree on the entire project scope
  • Necessity to exactly estimate project risks
  • Additional requests are payed over budget
  • Higher risk of project underestimation witch can lead to quality degradation.

Ideal for

Small-and mid-sized projects with no unknowns and clearly defined deadlines.
Such a model is used when the customer does not want to delve into the technical details of the project and plans to get ready-made solution within the determined project budget and timeline.

If your project budget and timeline are clearly defined, moreover, if you have low limited budget or the project is small and quick, then it would be better for you to choose Fixed Cost business model. In other case, if you have a long-term project and no strict idea, then Time & Material model will fit you.
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