DeveloperTown is a multi-faceted software consultancy for today’s IT and Business Leaders. We create world-class digital experiences to help businesses succeed in a competitive digital world.
Our first four years were focused on helping startups build and launch new software products. Now we apply that experience in the enterprise arena, helping some of the largest companies in the world innovate quickly through a mix of legacy and new technology.
Over 10 years and 400 projects since our founding, we’ve touched nearly every industry and discovered what it takes for a software venture to be successful.
Our impact spans most of the continental United States, from small startups to large-scale organizations; we draw on over a decade of tangible and significant technological innovation.
True to the old ethos, we at DeveloperTown believe that you are what you do. Four principles guide and inform our work every day; whether evaluating the merits of a strategic business decision or handling a project dilemma, these values serve as our guideposts.
In a world filled with loud voices, over-hyped ideas and tons of electronic chatter all vying for our attention, we are committed to being there for each other, our clients and our communities. We strive to be the best, recognizing it as our life-long journey. Will Rogers, an entertainer famous for his social commentary, once said "It's great to be great, but it's greater to be human." We work to be human each and every day.
Commitment, delivery and accountability drive our desire to own our work. We work diligently, research thoroughly and focus constantly on doing things right. The discipline we bring to our work means we are correct most of the time. When things do go wrong, we take responsibility and find a solution. No matter how difficult at the time, we understand the weight of a mistake becomes bearable once it is owned.
A solid architecture lays the foundation for continued excellence in software development, and DeveloperTown possesses a wealth of experience around building complex environments. From a high-level overview down to a specific instance of a system, we can scale your solution and create a lasting framework for sustainable growth.
When someone is speaking we listen to understand, empathize and help. We recognize our biases and focus on understanding the different points of view of the people that use the software we design, build and test. Stepping outside of our comfort zone is a big part of what we do for a living, so we are okay with feeling a bit askew when it is helpful. Being experts at what we do, we recognize that sometimes the best idea isn't the right idea at the time. We love to debate but when the debate is over, we support the decision of the team.
We are driven to success through the direction of our partners, business developers, and practice leads.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
VP OF ENGINEERING
DESIGN PRACTICE LEAD
At DeveloperTown, we get asked a lot of questions about who we are and what we do. We’ve collected some of the most common below, to help get you information faster and better understand our background. If your question is not below, please contact us and we’d be happy to answer it directly.
We pride ourselves on flexibility and adaptability to a wide range of problems and challenges. Our process starts with a conversation - we want to first understand your business and where you want to go, before we explore the fit between your needs and our skills. Even though the initial discovery might not be clear, we seek to partner at every step of the way, helping to illuminate the best way forward.
In general, our process begins with a conversation, identifying needs and matching skills to those needs. If there is a fit, we formalize an agreement that outlines expectations - team structure, products, timeline, costs, and similar. Once in effect, we onboard team members, and begin the collaborative process of bringing value to your context. We operate in a number of capacities - staff augmentation, hybrid teams, and dedicated teams as well. In short, we shift to accommodate the best structure and process we can identify.
Right-sizing the team is an inherent part of practicing agile development, and we continually evaluate the best size and resource match for your project. We consider costs, skills, timelines, and other factors in allocations, along with meeting your business needs as they progress. Ultimately, we accommodate team needs of various sizes and structures.
While we have a standard set of development tools and environments, we are open to different toolsets and skills as you need. These needs generally drive the initial conversation about team makeup and services, such that we can meet those needs early in the project. Regardless of when the need arises, we are able to adapt to a shifting landscape through transparent communication with all stakeholders.
At project completion, we ensure that you have all the information and artifacts needed for a successful transition to support and next phases of your project. Beyond the transition elements, we are also available for engagements that phase in and phase out as your business needs, ensuring a smooth transition from idea to launch and support. We believe that a strong partnership doesn't just end when a project ends, but instead is a relationship that can be drawn upon when needed in the future.
Our engagements run the gamut from complete project teams to staff augmentation arrangements, such that working with any in-house employees is not uncommon in the practice we provide. We can share best practices in these arrangements and help your staff be successful in their goal to improve your business and its products.
Changing priorities are not unexpected in an Agile framework, and at DeveloperTown we adjust to the shifting market conditions with you to produce timely and valuable products. We understand that business conditions, personnel, opportunities, and more change in any given timeframe, and as a good partner we adapt to those changes quickly and in consultation with you.
We have experience across a large number of different industries, leveraging our approach to bring value in different situations and contexts. Our developers and designers work with your business team to understand the value your organization brings, and what makes your product(s) unique to the defined market. In any industry and any vertical, we can use our technological skill to help your business succeed.
Our projects tend to vary in length based on the scope of work and the assembled team, such that we adjust to those variables to create an ideal run rate and project completion timeline. Since we use agile practices, we also continually monitor our timeline and delivery model for improvement, leading to quick deliveries of valuable product increments. Your desired length is something we can work with to produce great results for all stakeholders.
In general, our clients are looking for ways to better utilize technology to increase their business efficiency and create products for a given market. We organically grew from startup-sized business, to now working with mid-size and enterprise clients. We don't have one type of client, but rather an approach that is beneficial to organizations large and small.
As a partner, we value transparency and sincerity at DeveloperTown, and those values extend to billing practices. Any third party costs incurred, either expected or unexpected, will be discussed with you during the billing cycle process. Additionally, we do the best we can to identify any potential costs up-front during the statement of work process, so that no surprises appear on invoices.
As an extension of your team, DeveloperTown provides end-to-end strategy from design to development services for startups and enterprise brands.
We lead the digital transformation of companies worldwide driven by top talent, from fully managed teams to individual expert engineers.
Design and develop an industry leading product.
Focus, prioritize, and turn your product into a category leader.
Resource Allocation, Project Management, Team Integration, Seamless Communication