dltx.io


How

The Philosophy


  • Communicate early and often. Delivering software solutions is often complex and complications can arise. Open and honest communication allows problems to be quickly resolved or mitigated.

  • Invest in future proofing. Solutions should be used and have a long and productive life. Good architecture provides a solid backbone and on-going flexibility to assist with changing requirements.

  • Reputation is everything. Marketing can lift your profile, but endorsement is about satisfied clients.

  • Done means in production. Testing is important, but the real test is user engagement post deployment. Early deployment brings forward ROI.

  • Prefer Open Source. Open source products reduce costs, are arguably more secure, and avoid ‘vendor lock-in'.

The Team


  • Collectively we have over 50-years software engineering experience. Check out the Team on LinkedIn.

The Tech


  • DLTx leverages the power of industry-standard programming languages such as C#, Python, NodeJS, React, Swift and Solidity.

  • Back-end controllers will usually be written in NodeJS which, simply put, executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. It is an open source and highly performant JavaScript runtime environment used by industry giants such as Netflix, eBay, Uber and LinkedIn.

  • Front-end will be delivered in the modern JavaScript framework “React” (developed by Facebook). React Native is used to develop native iOS and Android apps in parallel, reducing delivery times and minimizing outlay.

  • Digital Ocean is preferred for hosting, providing excellent uptime and pricing structure. Alternatively, the solution can be deployed on services such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Heroku.

The Build


DLTx is a strict Agile software house and encourage participation in the build process. A collaborative approach improves results by reducing waste, assumptions and expense.

  • Work is boxed to two-week Sprints, ensuring all stakeholders can understand the deliverables. A straightforward list of outcomes allows a mutual commitment to delivery by all involved.

  • Deeper understanding of the product is gained through client/stakeholder attendance at the sprint planning meetings where requirements are transformed into discrete, outcome-centric units of work called User Stories.

  • Stakeholders are encouraged to join the daily Stand-up Meetings (usually 10:00AM-10:15AM) either in-person or via ZOOM. Team members share their progress, any potential blockers or concerns. This ceremony allows Project Leads to react immediately and provide developers with product or business information without delay.

  • Jira is a flexible and powerful tool used to track workflow and provide overview via reporting. Team members self-assign work, usually choosing the task best suited to their competencies. Stakeholders are encouraged to use their access to monitor Velocity, Burn Down and other metrics along with the progress of each individual User Story.

The IP


  • All artefacts, code, scripts, images etc. are delivered at the end of each sprint via a GitHub or similar. Not only does this safeguard your investment, it allows immediate and direct collaboration with a Client's in-house or external Dev teams.

  • GitHub (recently acquired by Microsoft for $7.5 billion in stock) is the leading code repository.

  • Terms and conditions secure your IP. Code cannot be re-used elsewhere without express permission and acknowledgement.

Done Means In Production!

The Opportunity


Based on our discussions, we understand the opportunity to be: Provide architectural advice, Business Analysis and development services in producing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for a .... platform that will ...

The Solution


Workshop

DLTx will conduct a half-day workshop, drawing on the proponent’s ideation and aimed at producing a basic Story Map which will in turn be used to generate the User Stories for eventual production. The Workshop will be conducted on-site at DLTx and be facilitated by a Business Analyst (BA), with additional input from a Senior Developer and other team members as required. A written report summarising the Workshop outcomes will be provided which should:

  1. Clarify additional contributions required from Subject Matter Experts.

  2. Identify any needs for further technical research in terms of production.

  3. Provide a broad understanding of relevant compliance and regulatory issues.

  4. Allow the participant/s to consider the how the proposed project fits with their business model.

User Stories

The Business Analyst will develop User Stories, reflecting the Workshop outcomes and in accordance with the INVEST criteria.

Sprint

The Development Team will undertake the work invoked by the User Stories over a two-week Sprint and provide a Showcase of the outcomes for all stakeholders at the conclusion

The Investment


Workshop

On acceptance of this proposal, DLTx will invoice for $2,000 to provide the Workshop and report described above. This is the only commitment required at this point. This cost will be deducted from costs described below when the project proceeds to production.

Production

A typical sprint delivery team consists of the following mesh members.

Resource Day Rate Effort Cost
Senior Developer - Consultancy, Architecture, Dev Team Lead $1,400 2 $2,800
Full Stack Developer - API Development, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Backend coding $900 10 $9,000
Business Analyst - Requirements gathering, documentation, Project Management $1,200 1.5 $1,800
Subtotal $13,600
GST % 10 $ 1,360
Total (inc gst) $14,960

Notes


  1. All prices are in AUD and are ex-GST except where noted.

  2. Workshop date to be confirmed on receipt of initial payment ($2,000).

  3. Further proposal for Production and deposit of $5000 will be provided with Workshop Report.

  4. Final payment to be invoiced on handover and acceptance.

  5. BTC or ETH payments can be arranged at an agreed AUD rate.