Evaluating solutions architects? Thanks for considering us.
What does a typical engagement look like?
As a first step I like to get on the phone & discuss the project at a high level.
- What is the scope?
- What technologies are involved?
- What is the timeframe to get started?
Here’s how I do a performance review. I also do architecture reviews. These involve sifting through your entire stack, working with team & reviewing existing technical debt & challenges. From there i produce an executive summary. Here’s a sample executive summary which you may find useful.
After understanding your requirements, I put together a quote with a different options based on need. I can work on hourly, weekly, monthly or a fixed fee for the entire project, on a case-by-base basis.
Fees – what to expect
Fees vary with market changes. If I have a heavy load of projects, taking on another may bring a higher cost. In leaner times, I can negotiate better rates.
Let’s get on a call. We can talk high level about issues you’re encountering, and how i can assist.
If it sounds like I can help out, we’ll discuss scope & timing. From there I’ll put together a quote for you. Suggestions and creative solutions always welcome.
Shorter Projects – Day & Hourly Rates
Do you have some short duration requirements? Yes we do take on some very limited engagements.
Still not sure?
We know it can be a weighty decision hiring a consultant If you’d like to learn more about me, visit my blog. I typically post 1-2 times per week there, discussing industry trends, consulting experiences, war stories, case studies and howtos.
- Check out: When I had to take the fall
- Also: When clients don’t pay
- Read: How to hire a developer
- And: Are generalists better at scaling the web?
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