Overview

Through our Delivery Model, Offshore Software Development Centers ensure on time on budget deliveries, significant cost advantage, shortened lead times, strong management expertise, high quality standards, access to diversely skilled professionals, short development cycles, location advantage, onsite projects, offsite projects and oshore projects.

With our Engagement Model, we include Time and Material (TM), Fixed Price (FP), Risk and Reward Sharing and Build Operate Transfer.

Our Agile Development involves an incremental and iterative process that inspects and adapts.

Delivery Model

Offshore Software Development Centers

The dream of every organization is to have a dedicated IT delivery team. A team that understands their business and technology, and a team that can be quickly changed in size without administrative overheads, personifies Brick and Byte's resource pool. We manage and enable the team with the infrastructure required. This effectuates delivery of high-quality cost-effective solutions.

Brick and Byte has setup offshore development centers for many clients across the globe. We partner with our clients to invest in replicating their IT environments, and training our teams. Our partnership extends further; we cooperate to set up communication & security systems. We integrate our development processes with that of our clients to ensure that our offshore team is an efficient and seamless extension of our clients' development facilities. We also invest in creating a pool of additional resources that can be used to augment the team at any time.

In addition, we have in place a system that optimizes employee productivity. The system affords our clients attractive long-term rates. One can easily verify what rates we offer to our clients on a long-term basis.

In India, Brick and Byte can establish and manage your dedicated offshore development center to develop IT solutions, and maintain application and systems. This ensures the following:

On Time On Budget Deliveries

Brick and Byte has a proven track record in offshore development and maintenance with clients across the globe. Brick and Byte delivers projects on time and on budget 80% of the time as opposed to a global average of 25%.

Shortened Lead Times for Project Start-Up

The client can leverage the ready infrastructure provided by Brick and Byte ODCs to jump-start its projects. This substantially shortens lead time for project start-up.

Significant Cost Advantage

Brick and Byte Offshore Development Model provides cost savings of up to 45-50% as compared to an in-house execution.

Leverage Strong Project Management Expertise

Brick and Byte brings strong Project Management expertise with a highly experienced team of project managers.

Leverage Highest Quality Standards

Brick and Byte has processes operating at the highest possible software development quality. This ensures minimum error rate and negligible rework.

Access to Diversified Pool of Skilled Professionals

Our clients have direct access to a large pool of software engineers with diverse programming skill sets and expertise.

Shortened Development Cycles

Our clients get extended working hours because of the time difference between India and other geographical locations. For example, in case of US, work happens on a 24-hour basis due to a 12-hour time zone difference between India and the US. Yesterday evening’s problem actually gets converted to today morning’s solution!

The Location Advantage

Brick and Byte Offshore development Centers offer you the ability to seamlessly leverage India’s high-quality software engineering talent at low cost structures.

Onsite Projects

Software development services at Clients' facilities with client's infrastructure.

Offsite Projects

Software development services at closest to client location.

Offshore Projects

Software development services at Brick and Byte’s state of the art offshore centers at Mumbai, India

Activities during the software development life cycle (SDLC), which involve extensive interaction with the user, are usually provided on-site at the customer's location. However, after the function or design specifications are made clear, the activities are typically moved offshore. Acceptance Testing and Implementation of the systems are done at client's site.

Engagement Model

Overview

In the new economy, we realize that customers are increasingly demanding the flexibility that best serves their unique business requirements. We provide the option of selecting a combination of business models to suit various phases of a project cycle.

Time and Material (T & M)

This model offers the flexibility to balance team size and project workloads. In this business model, Brick and Byte provides project teams which have the required team members, project managers, equipment, and infrastructure.

Fixed Price

This model offers customers a low-risk option and can be employed when the scope and specifications of the project are reasonably clear. This model guarantees on-time, on-budget delivery of projects. Deliverables, Costs and Timelines are clearly defined in this model.

Risk and Reward Sharing Model

This model shares the risks involved in developing and marketing a product along with our customers. To help our Clients become more effective in their business operations, we are open to invest and share the commercials for a project. This takes into account the level of business benefit our Clients realize. Revenue/Risk Share models are popular amongst emerging businesses or technology companies. They are typically used during software product/subsystem development.

Build Operate Transfer (BOT)

This model involves taking advantage of Brick and Byte’s experience in setting up an offshore facility for customers. It helps them operate and own this entity. This model is perfectly suitable to organizations that are planning to set up an offshore development facility in India. This would enable them to leverage the strengths of existing software organizations. This model obviates the need for organizations to get acclimatized with local issues in setting up an offshore development facility.

BOT Build

Set-up the facility and infrastructure, staff the offshore development center (ODC), and establish knowledge transfer

BOT Operate

Manage the offshore organization: Program Management, Development, QA, maintenance, enhancements, and product support.

BOT Transfer

Register a new offshore subsidiary for the customer, transfer assets, and handover operations.

The biggest advantage with this model is that it helps organizations setup offshore development centers in India in a quick & structured fashion. It minimizes the risks associated with such initiatives. This model allows organizations to stay focused on their core activities. A fully operational development center to suit client requirements is built in the background with all the attended legal & statutory needs.

Brick and Byte offers its client the flexibility of availing any of the models discussed above.

Quality

Overview

At Brick and Byte, Quality is not a destination but a journey, seeking continuous improvement and an initiative to constantly excel and surpass expectations. Our quality initiatives cover all facets including Organization, Project Management, Software Engineering and Support Processes.

Seven Values

  • Constantly monitor Customers Needs and Expectations
  • Ensure complete coverage of Requirements versus Solution delivery
  • Ensure rigorous Planning and Proactive Project Management Approach versus robust Implementation
  • Ensure Incremental Delivery by using quick Design approach
  • Constantly monitor Project Progress and manage Project Risks
  • Actively learn from previous lessons
  • Monitor and Measure Project Performance

Brick and Byte (software unit) has been assessed at the global quality standards of SEI-CMMI Maturity Level 3 at organization level.

Way of Life

Brick and Byte Quality policy underlines the intent:

"A Commitment to meet or exceed Customer requirements through Continual Improvement of our Quality Management System and strive to achieve Organizational excellence through Customer focused approach at all levels."

The management and the employees are committed to secure a long-term partnership with each customer while,

  • Ensuring that all products and services will provide complete satisfaction through consistently meeting or exceeding mutually agreed requirements and expectations.
  • Fostering a team environment where quality is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Promoting a philosophy of continuous improvement embraced by each and every employee.
  • Inculcating a sense of ownership and awareness in all our employees to be responsible for what they produce.

Continuous Improvement Framework

Establishing an Online Quality Management System has been the first of such steps to ensure a process-centric approach within the organization. The processes are implemented and the feedback from the implementation is used to ensure a continuous improvement framework. In Brick and Byte, the Quality Practice has an internal support group known as Software Quality Assurance (SQA) which takes care of the software Quality assurance activities in the projects. Under the guidance of senior Quality Leaders, SQAs are deputed to each project. They work with the projects and facilitate the implementation of the Quality Management System.

The Process Asset Library is maintained and managed by the Process Champions called SEPG. Quality initiatives like these strengthen Brick and Byte’s commitment to delivery excellence.

Agile Development

Overview

Agile development methodology provides opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout the development lifecycle. This is achieved through regular cadences of work, known as sprints or iterations, at the end of which teams must present a potentially shippable product increment. By focusing on the repetition of abbreviated work cycles as well as the functional product they yield, agile methodology is described as "iterative" and "incremental." In waterfall, development teams only have one chance to get each aspect of a project right. In an agile paradigm, every aspect of development — requirements, design, etc. — is continually revisited throughout the lifecycle. When a team stops and re-evaluates the direction of a project every two weeks, there’s always time to steer it in another direction.

The results of this "inspect-and-adapt" approach to development greatly reduce both development costs and time to market. Because teams can develop software at the same time they’re gathering requirements, the phenomenon known as "analysis paralysis" is less likely to impede a team from making progress. And because a team’s work cycle is limited to two weeks, it gives stakeholders recurring opportunities to calibrate releases for success in the real world. Agile development methodology helps companies build the right product. Instead of committing to market a piece of software that hasn’t even been written yet, agile empowers teams to continuously replan their release to optimize its value throughout development, allowing them to be as competitive as possible in the marketplace. Development using an agile methodology preserves a product’s critical market relevance and ensures a team’s work doesn’t wind up on a shelf, never released.