At Arixle, your projects are managed by PMP-certified Project Managers under a matrix-style environment. All projects are constructed and completed on the basis of three dimensions with a simple objective, “deliver results within”:
Depending on the project’s nature, weightage, and importance, we can place a hierarchy on any and all of the above three factors. All complications arise from these three simple objectives in no specific order. For example, “controlling scope creep, with qualified ‘Business Analysts’ who know your industry domain”; this is a qualified differentiator that Arixle provides its clients.
Our ‘Business Analysts’ don’t stop at just documentation, but are capable of converting those into technically specification and ‘use cases’, therefore making it easier for the developers to do their job. We believe that strong ‘business analysis’ plays a very vital role in the make-or-break of a project. Any sort of delay or scope-creep leads to the extension of additional monies and resources, therefore affecting other projects under the matrix.
The Matrix-Driven style of Project Management is special. It gives you the ability to see all, at one glance. It provides you with, not only a bird’s eye-view of your entire project-portfolio but also an individual skill-grid. To see all your resources, on all projects, at all locations, and yet be also able to view their individual skills and achievements, having that vision, is important for long-term and short-term scheduling and assignment of the right resources at the right time for the right projects. A strong methodology, relevant to the type of project is also as important. We coordinate with our clients from the first day to understand their own methodologies so that we can align with their style of development. Changing a winning formula is never a good idea and may cause damage, but not changing an incorrect one can have unforgiving consequences. We hope that we can build trust and respect with our partners so that we can, express the truth, and expressing immediately when something is not according to plan, isn’t something we are afraid of doing. Clients value our integrity to the project, correcting things that are wrong, and enhancing things that are right.
Our clients use different methodologies that range from Agile (most popular),Iterative, Waterfall, or Reactive (least popular but most abundant). These are just a few that we have dealt with.
We also use different tracking tools (like JIRA) to govern:
- New Development
- Long-Term Defects
- Critical Reactions
- Short-Term Bug-Fixes etc
With process-driven resource allocation, we have consistently delivered project on time, on budget and within scope for our clients.
Estimates are given through three variations:
Time & Material (T&M): Works very well for certain types of skills and certain high-bill resources that may not be needed for the full project, but can have high-impact for sorties.
Fixed-Cost (FC): Helps mitigate overall cost of the project. Especially good when there is a allocated budget that cannot be exceeded. We would have to work with you to finalize a concrete set of requirements and collaborate to reduce scope-creep.
Hybrid: Would mean that the project is running on a FC while still having some elements that are on T&M. There is a certain amount of flexibility left on the budget to facilitate the skills needed on T&M, but not to exceed it beyond a certain %. We usually define that % ahead of time in these relations.
We also make sure to manage the deliverables in a transparent manner so that the client can clearly see where any overshot may have occurred and the reason why.