At Six Feet Up, we want to build positive and productive relationships with our clients. Here's what it is like to work with us using our Flex6™ process:

Vision Builder™ Workshop

Technology is merely a mean to an end, which is why it makes sense to start by reviewing where we want to go (and why) first, and work backwards from there. The Vision Builder™ workshop is designed to get all stakeholders on the same page, united in a common vision and ready to row in the same direction.

In a short 2 hour session, we explore dangers and opportunities, key outcomes, success criteria, capacity gaps, critical timeline and budget. We evaluate how we might collaborate together to make your vision a reality and establish a common language and process for doing so.

Strategic Planning Phase

The Strategic Planning phase aims to develop, document, plan and estimate the project’s scope of work.

We start by exploring factors likely to impact the project results, such as:

  • Project overview
  • Project success definition
  • Obstacles and opportunities
  • Buyer personas needs/wants
  • Prioritized scope of work

Once the goals have been clearly identified, we can work on solidifying the requirements and prioritizing the features. This preliminary work may lead to the development of a user journey map, dynamic wireframes, system diagrams and a list of functional requirements. These elements are key to the success of the project as they are essentially the blueprints for the subsequent project phase.

The final deliverable of the Strategic Planning phase is a Complexity ScoreCard™. It presents detailed time and budget estimates that enable project stakeholders to plan work strategically.

Design

Our design process is flexible and builds upon the work performed during the Blueprint Exploratory phase. We can work with your designers, or you can work with ours. Either way, we want to get you what you need in a manner that you're comfortable with. Ideally the design should be responsive and should take back-end constraints into consideration.

Project Work

Transparency and ongoing communication are key for the success of the development and/or deployment work. Your team has access to our project management software and can monitor progress, submit change requests, and make comments as necessary. Your assigned project manager keeps you and your team involved so that you can make critical decisions in a timely fashion. A weekly or bi-weekly Pulse Report™ meeting also keeps you in the know with regards to budget, progress and any outstanding issue.

Testing

Quality is one of our key values. To guarantee the system we are building is robust and reliable, we include extensive testing in our project plan. Both our Development and Quality Assurance teams test the code throughout any development life cycle. Testing typically includes acceptance testing, regression testing, testing of all new features, and load testing. In parallel, we encourage you to review the work in progress on a sandbox environment.

Training

Before your new system goes live, we can train your team so you can support and maintain the software on your own. Whether you prefer hands-on and onsite, or web-based training solutions, we can get your staff trained efficiently.

Launch

Production deployments can tricky and prone to human errors. That’s why we develop a clear and comprehensive release plan with all parties involved.

Support & Maintenance

Our support and monitoring options can adapt to the level of services you need for your new system. This ranges from a No Contract option to a Continuous Innovation retainer and/or Fast Pass options. You can decide to monitor your system or we can perform regular checks for you. The choice is yours.

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