Cooperation models describe the general cooperation conditions. There are many different types of cooperation that affect the contract conditions and our project management office is always ready to discuss them with you. Here, we just want to describe the three main cooperation models. You can choose any of them and then gain additional flexibility by transitioning between models. If you start with the “fixed cost” model, you may later discover that the “time-material” cooperation model better suits your needs. You can also create your own development centre with a dedicated team for long-term relations.
Fixed time/cost is the most widely applied cooperation model. The model can be used when customer requirements are pretty much clear. This can allow the project management team to estimate the time and resources needed for the solution to be developed. If the customer does not have specified requirements, our team can develop a solution for the customer on the basis of a fixed-cost contract.
Time-material is the model that describes the cooperation process when the customer pays monthly based on the development workload reports provided by the development team, as well as the development rate. This model is usually used after several successful, fixed-cost projects are completed for the customer, allowing the parties to trust each other. The model is very useful for large-scale projects.
Dedicated team is the model that can be useful for off-shore development centers. The customer is fully responsible for the team’s workload and pays a monthly fixed fee to cover team costs.