1. How do I start working with you on a PowerPoint makeover project?
Send us an email to tell us your ideas. The clearer you communicate your needs, the clearer we can understand what you want. The result is faster development & less rework to achieve a high quality delivery.
2. How do you charge for a PowerPoint makeover project?
We do not charge based on “number of slides”. We charge based on the idea of “man-days effort”. For any project, we will estimate the number of days we need to work on it. Based on this number of days, we multiply it with a daily dollar rate to obtain the estimated total costs. We believe this is a fair & transparent way for you to judge the value of our efforts.
3. We create a concept slide to manage your expectations.
At the start of a commissioned project, an initial concept slide (5-6 slides) will be created for your approval. The concept demonstrates the look and feel of the final delivery. It is delivered as a video file. Should you decide to continue the project, the remaining man-days effort in our quote shall be charged when the entire draft is complete.
4. I have a tight deadline. Can you create a presentation quickly?
Any presentation needs thoughtful copywriting and visualisations to achieve a high quality result. You should budget enough time for our conceptualization & development process. A presentation may take several rounds of work and the final result often does not show the extent of previous labor.
5.How can I help to lower costs and delivery time?
For any given project, if the number of man-days effort is reduced the total costs can be reduced. This can be achieved by the following:
• Clear and well understood requirements from the start. This aids in an accurate initial quote.
• Active participation by clients. During development, we will seek more clarifications from you as we develop the application. Active participation from you will reduce delays.
6.How can I help to ensure success of my project?
From experience we believe the chances of success for an Excel VBA project depends on these 4 factors.
Naturally a project with relatively simple logic is easier to implement.
Your expectation of effort & budget should be aligned with the difficulty level of your project.
A Knowledgeable Client
We need to work with someone who is knowledgeable with the business logic of the project.
We need to translate his business knowledge into clear project requirements.
His knowledge is needed again during the application testing stage.
Decision Making Power
Decision power of the client matters to us. We prefer to work with someone with discretionary powers for budget approval to reduce our project risks.
In order to produce quality work we need time and we do not liked to be rushed. We realised we could deliver a much better product with less costs, only with more time.