Where there's opportunity, there's competition. And how you approach this competition will determine whether you're first across the finish line … or not.
So just do the minimum to get started. Start coding on day 1, deploy often, and fund in small increments.
Check in with real users regularly to avoid nasty surprises and let you build only what's needed.
How we do it
- Workshop the idea before engagement
- No obligation
- Coding begins on day 1
- We deliver for a fixed fee in 3-week cycles
- Every 3wks we deploy a live working system to real users
- No result, no invoice. (Seriously)
The 3WKS differences
Courageous Quick Starts
3wks provides managers with a way to get started with existing budgets and accelerate the approval process by providing data for a more objective funding request. This low-risk approach empowers managers to start sooner and finish faster.
User validation & elevation
Delivering projects in a single blow means that by the time the end product is put in front of users it's already too late to adapt. Delivering in 3-week modules provides an opportunity to validate the most fundamental parts of a site up-front, when there is still ample time for managers to adapt to new information.
Beyond the gates
Deploying solutions onto internal infrastructure can be time-consuming and difficult.
By using a sensible cloud 2.0 hosting model 3wks provides its clients with a safe environment in which to test their offering in-market without committing IT to specific technologies.
Yearly budgeting processes can strangle innovation. And trying to mitigate uncertainties by estimating the entire solution up front often leads to oversized projects. 3wks solves this problem without breaking the funding model by making the first few modules affordable from an existing budget.
Build only what you need
The 3wks decision-making framework guides managers in easy-to-learn techniques for choosing the valuable features and encourages them to drop those with no user value. It allows us to build to what users genuinely need instead of relying on best guesses.
Shane has been writing code for a living for more than 10 years. During that time he's worked in Australia and the UK in banking, insurance, media and consulting. If you're up early enough on a Sunday morning, you can usually find Shane out on his bike training for his next triathlon.
Sean applies a pragmatic and delivery based focus to his work. Spend a day at 3WKS and you will find him developing, designing and testing software. He's been working in the software industry for over 10 years. His pet love is awesome, simple to use apps and cycling.
Nick is part of the brains trust at 3wks and was building software back when the NRL was still the Winfield Cup. When he's not being inspired by brilliantly written TV series, or the vastness of the interweb, he's cooking up brilliant product at breakneck speed.
Kim's an ex-grease monkey who has product managed internet parts catalogues for Ford and Toyota and played under the hood of Vodafone apps. He now helps deliver apps (in a non-coding way) with 3wks. Kim tries to bend weights at the gym and loves coffee, wine and great food.
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Karin loves hats which is a good thing really because she wears a few different ones at 3wks. Tester, business analyst, producer, giver of opinions, and general doer of things that need doing. She's been working in internet land for 16 years. UX and dark chocolate are very important to her.
Andrew’s inspiration lives in the gap between 'counter' and 'intuitive'. His focus in 24 years of startups and consulting has been speed and efficiency – whether it's project rescue, agile product launch or system redevelopments. He can finally get up on a kiteboard in 20 knots and wants to get into big air moves next!
Dan's a man of sport, so much that he's been likened to a fireman. When he's not getting airborne on a kiteboard he's smashing out the next big things in the app world. Since Y2K Dan's been a web developer and an app entrepreneur. His experience includes investment banks, insurance and startups.