How to prepare for your consultation
Even though all projects are unique, the first two steps are always exactly the same. We start the process with a free initial consultation and follow this with a process called wireframes. During the initial consultation it is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and make sure our work styles match. The relationships we form are as important as the work we do, so we take time to get to know the entrepreneurs behind each project.
If you have created "mock-ups" or a presentation for your project please bring these items to your initial consultation or send them to our team via email prior to the meeting. If you do not have these items don't worry, we have had clients go from hand drawn sketches on napkins to success in the past, we will be able to work with you to create the aesthetics once your project has been accepted.
To learn more about the initial consultation and find answers to commonly asked questions see the list below.
How much does the consultation cost?
The initial consultation is completely FREE! This meeting is our opportunity to get to know each other & see if our work styles are a good fit. During this meeting we will assess the general scope of your project and determine the macro objectives. We refer to this as the "thirty thousand feet" conversation, which means we are looking for a general understanding of the project and any key features needed. Once we start wireframes we get into the details of each screen and each functionality.
What do I need to bring?
Some of our clients arrive with detailed professional "mock-ups" (graphic designs) of their proposed project others show up with nothing at all. Both of these are completely acceptable, however it is best to arrive with a clear explanation of your goals so our team can best serve you.
What are wireframes?
Wireframes are a full representation of the final product we will build for each client. During the wireframe process our staff will offer technical & entrepreneurial consultation to enhance the project. This process enables our staff to run feasibility tests & create a development schedule to count the number of hours and engineers that will be used. Wireframes create complete transparency for our development team & for our clients, this way there are no surprises later! Once wireframes are complete we will provide a full breakdown of every screen in the project from login to logout paired with functionality descriptions for each screen.
How much will my project cost?
Every project is unique with its own user interface and functionalities; because of the custom nature of the projects we build it is impossible to know the cost of a project without first determining exactly how the system will look and how it will function. For these reasons it is imperative we complete wireframes with every client before a final price can be determined. The cost of each project is determined by the number engineers needed and the number of hours of work required.
Can Z.T.G. help me launch my product?
We can! We specialize in working with entrepreneurs to take their concepts to market. We offer a variety of marketing services including: Search Engine Optimization, Pay-Per-Click marketing, App Store Optimization, Graphic Design, Animation and Content Production services. We suggest our clients ask about which of these services could benefit your project during your initial consultation.
What if I want to modify my product after launch?
It is very common for products to be modified post-launch, these modifications are typically referred to as "updates". Zakkour Technology Group can update your product with you at any stage after launch, the process would include wireframing the updates to establish the scope, cost and timeline required to perform the update. Each update is performed under a new agreement with Zakkour Technology Group.