Mentoring & Custom Training
Every new software project poses unique challenges... challenges that, almost by definition, have never been encountered by you or your team before. While it is possible to overcome these challenges by yourself, the doubt remains: Have you chosen the best possible solution, or will your decisions come back later to haunt you, quite possibly in the most expensive and time consuming ways?
It is our job to help you with these kinds of challenges. At CODE, we invest a lot of our time in order to have experience with resolving a wide variety of scenarios, and thanks to our extensive network of CODE trainers, CODE authors, RDs (Microsoft Regional Directors), MVPs (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional), and our connections directly to Microsoft, we have access to a pool of experience none of our competitors can match.
Through our mentoring services, we make ourselves available for projects of various lengths, whether they be limited time engagements or as mentors in an ongoing fashion. Consider us a resource that is available when needed to answer your questions, to assist with decision making, and to aid in removing roadblocks. And of course, we are always available to write actual code if need be.
The great benefit of having CODE available in a mentoring role is the reduction of risk and the ability to make decisions that are more likely to be productive in the long run, since such a vast pool of experience is made available.
Mentoring Purchase Options
Depending on the exact scenario, mentoring can be a fixed-price, one-time engagement, or it can be a "time-and-materials," hourly block, or even service agreement setup. The most appropriate setup depends on customer preferences and the exact nature of the engagement. Details can be determined quickly in a short discussion with our sales staff.
Do you need to have your team trained specifically on technologies or programming languages they will need to know for your next project? Then custom CODE Training is the right choice for you.
In our custom training classes, we first analyze the exact needs and timeframe of a customer's project and then put together an outline and a schedule. The actual content of training varies as it is based entirely on a customer's need but is specific to the architecture and implementation patterns chosen by the customer.
Not yet ready for custom training? Just need a refresher on a few subjects or more general information? Check out www.codemag.com/training for our schedule of standard classes.
Custom Training Purchase Options
As the name indicates, custom training is customized, and therefore, varies greatly from client to client. However, pricing for custom training is fairly straightforward and simply based on the number of days of training as well as the number of days we estimate custom training prep is going to take (if any), plus expenses. Based on this information, we arrive at a fixed price, which ensures that there are no surprises for anyone.
You may also find our standard training classes interesting: www.codemag.com/training
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Do you need help with today's technologies, but don't know where to turn? Perhaps you just have a few questions, need a Mentor, or are ready to start a new project or upgrade old code to today's technologies. CODE Consulting has a No Risk Introductory Offer to help your team get started. Let us show you how CODE Consulting can work with you on your project, at an incredible discounted rate!
Introductory rates start as low as ONLY $1,500 for 20 hours!
Email us or call 832-717-4445 ext. 13 to take advantage of this No Risk Introductory Offer.
Purchasing Our Services
We offer our services in a variety of ways to meet every possible need. Options range from plain time and materials setups, to hourly blocks and montly service contracts, and sometimes even fixed price setups (especially for mobile "apps"). Contact us for more information and for a Schedule of Fees.
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Prototyping & Proof of Concept
All software projects include risks and unknowns. Will new technology "X" really work as advertised? Will technique "Y" work well for our needs? Will device "Z" really be able to handle everything we expect it to? Will a planned solution to a known problem really solve everything, and will we be able to implement it as quickly as we hope? These are questions that need to be answered sooner rather than later as failures associated with them could spell disaster for any project. Prototypes and Proof of Concept projects are a good way to provide necessary answers. They are also a good way to start projects using small but significant steps.
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Is your project in trouble? We can help! CODE Consulting brings projects back from the brink of failure. With deep a knowledge process and business to go along with technical knowledge, we are skilled at finding problems and bottlenecks and implementing solutions to get your project back on track. We can't do magic, but most troubled projects are not beyond help. It is usually well worth to spend the time in a short meeting and perform a few hours worth of analysis, for a shot of getting your project back on track.
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Vision and Scope Project Analysis
Need a new application? Have an existing app that needs a face-lift? Or perhaps you have an existing app that needs to be rewritten using today's latest technologies? We will spend time at your office and then deliver a detailed document outlining your project, the path for a new application, how to avoid the major risks, and much more. We will provide our expertise and experience to advise you on technologies and architecture to use. We will help you to judge effort levels and project feasibility. This "workshop" results in a Vision & Scope document and other deliverables. This Vision & Scope provides a detailed road map for us, your team, or even another consulting firms, to use in order to begin work on your project in a structured and well thought out fashion.
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