Have you ever had a developer come to you excited about a SharePoint app they just coded only to later discover that later that SharePoint already had a feature that did almost the same thing? Or maybe you’re going through a SharePoint version upgrade and discovering just how much time and cost all those custom coded features are adding to the migration effort.
Start with a Solid Methodology
Black Blade starts with its proven Lean Solutions Delivery methodology that ensures that not only is the delivery team working in efficient, maintainable sprints, but also that the team is constantly making accurate decisions about which implementation alternatives will yield the best results. Because the Black Blade Solutions Methodology is an iterative model and measurement is constantly being performed, we gain the ability to conclude development on a particular enhancement earlier than expected if testing reveals that system users accept a feature implementation prior to a targeted completion date. This allows the team to potentially considerable time and cost by not delivering over-engineered solutions when simpler solutions suffice.
SharePoint Solutions Delivery is Different
Have you ever had a developer take a few weeks to code a SharePoint component only to discover later that SharePoint already had a feature that did almost the same thing? Or maybe you’re going through a SharePoint version upgrade and discovering just how much time and cost all those custom coded features are adding to the migration effort.
While some organizations create general a .Net development model and try to apply it to SharePoint, Black Blade recognizes that SharePoint development is different. SharePoint is a much more feature-rich platform than .Net alone. Black Blade enhances its proven Lean Solutions Delivery methodology with SharePoint’s unique platform capabilities.
Each SharePoint solution starts with an assessment of what out-of-the-box SharePoint features can be used to meet part or all of a requirement. Then we move on to customized configurations. Only after other options are exhausted do we start looking at custom development. This approach allows us to deliver the best possible SharePoint solutions in record time and at the lowest possible cost, while ensuring an easy migration when the next version of SharePoint is released.
The Best Outcomes Start with the Right People
Much easier and cost-effective staffing is a substantial benefit of Black Blade’s SharePoint Solutions Delivery methodology. Because Black Blade uses a “configure before customize” and a “customize before develop” approach, we are able to pull from a much wider pool of personnel skill, cost, and availability levels. We put the right person with the right tool to do each task, ensuring that we not only save costs but also use expensive and hard-to-find developers only on the tasks that require their specialized skills.