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Methodology...

We offer three distinct methodologies of working to our clients to fit their particular needs and circumstances to help them meet their software development requirements most cost effectively in India, thereby increasing their profitability:

 

» You may contract a project to us giving us the specifications. We will do the software development at our software development center in India and give you the finished product.

 

» You can hire contractors through us who will be located at our offices in India who will report to and work closely with your project manager or lead programmer. Communication is very efficiently done over the Internet via email and it works out great while reducing your cost by more than half. We prefer 1 year or longer contracts but will contract people out to good clients if it is for at least 6 months. The cost includes the man hour rate plus the overhead including the office space, computers etc.

 

» For larger clients we offer a dedicated software development center with your own location, security and dedicated personnel. This involves no investment or trips to India on your part, getting the land and building and setting up a team of managers and programmers over there and yet, you can benefit from the lower costs and tremendous programming talent that India offers. We will do everything for you including getting the people hired. The bench rate includes the rates for the technical staff, supervisory staff on the India end, all office and equipment costs and overheads. You would save at least $1.5 million annually having a 30 programmer facility in India versus in the United States while keeping the quality of the operation the same. For a 100 programmer facility the savings are in the range of $6 million annually.

 

How does Mantec consistently deliver better products—faster than anyone else?

We rely on our proven methodology to break down projects and engagements into small, manageable, and rapidly deliverable phases.

 

Phase 1—Scoping Study

 

Purpose:

The Scoping Study allows us to lay a framework for the project by defining functional requirements, assessing priorities, and coming to an understanding on the overall project approach. The Mantec International team conducts a series of meetings with key executives from the client company to answer the following questions:

 

» What is the vision for the project?

 

» What are the requirements for this project?

 

» What are the critical success factors?

 

» What are the business drivers and benefits?

 

» What is the process impact?

 

At the end of this phase the Mantec International team will hand over the following deliverables:

The Scoping Study allows us to lay a framework for the project by defining functional requirements, assessing priorities, and coming to an understanding on the overall project approach. The Mantec International team conducts a series of meetings with key executives from the client company to answer the following questions:

 

» Vision and critical success factors

 

» Requirements matrix showing project phasing and milestones

 

» High–level technical architecture

 

» High–level interface and conversion plan

 

» High–level implementation plan

 

Phase 2—Design

 

Purpose:

During the Design phase the Mantec International team develops a detailed design for the system, user interface, reporting functions, system integration, and technical architecture components.

 

At the end of this phase the Mantec International team will hand over the following deliverables:

 

»High–level design

 

» Low–level design

 

» Detailed Technical Architecture

 

»Screen and Report Specifications

 

»Interface Specifications

 

»Overall Testing and Roll–out Plan

 

» Construction Work Plan

 

Phase 3—Development and Testing

 

Purpose:

The Mantec International team develops and unit–tests the components specified during Phase 1, including the application and database, reports, data migration programs, and interface programs.

 

At the end of this phase the Mantec International team will hand over the following deliverables:

 

» Fully developed application that conforms to specifications

 

» Documented plans and results for System, User, and Operational tests

 

» Updated design specifications

 

Phase 4—Deployment and Knowledge Transfer

 

Purpose:

This final phase ensures that the project is fully deployed and all knowledge of the project is transferred from the Mantec International development team to the client.

At the end of this phase the Mantec International team will hand over the following deliverables:

 

» Comprehensive Technical and End User documentation

 

» Trained client IT teams who can maintain the system independently