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Web Programming that is On Time and On Budget

A recent study showed that more than 50% of web programming projects fail. The reasons for these failures vary but here are few of the most popular. One, the web programmer was never trained as a programmer. There are a lot of people who, in search of a new career, decided to take up web programming. It’s not difficult to learn to program web sites at a beginning level, however, that doesn’t mean they have the training and experience to develop complex sites. 

NDIC’s web site developers have engineering and computer science degrees as well as years of experience developing web applications. This is what makes the difference between a project where you fix one bug and simultaneously create two more and one where bugs get fixed and stay fixed, ultimately resulting in a stable web program.

Another cause of failed web programming projects is unclear or unrealistic expectations. If a web site programmer gives you a quote before doing a detailed analysis of your project, you should be wary. It is guaranteed they are either under charging or over charging you because it simply takes scoping time to properly estimate a complex project. And without good estimating, you will inevitably run into disagreements with your web programmer over what was included in the contract. NDIC avoids these pitfalls by developing a detailed specifications document at the beginning of the project as well as by using a unique method of estimating and billing which puts you squarely in control of your budget.

A lack of good project management can cause a project to fail. It would be like trying to build a house without a general contractor. The project manager, like a general contractor, understands all the different people and responsibilities required to bring off a large project and they are able to coordinate them all. At the same time, the project manager interfaces with the client to get approvals and keep them up to date on the project status.

NDIC’s project managers are some of the most experienced in the industry. We understand what it takes to complete a project on-time and on-budget and we can help you past the pitfalls and into the land of a successful final result.

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