A quote is probably the most important piece of any project, both for client and vendor. The estimate, when performed correctly, will deepen the understanding of the scope of project, as well as provide a ground for deadlines, milestones, and resource allocation. This article discusses some techniques and process that help build a foundation for the estimation process.
Software companies must share their workflow with clients and competitors alike. Why would I share my secret sauce that makes everything taste just right, you ask? Because it helps define the value of the service we sell and sheds some light on differences between a $500 website and a custom-built solution.