Working By The Hour

By Deane Barker on August 29, 2008

Why we bill by the hour: Interesting page explaining why this particular development firm does not do fixed bid work, and only works by the hour. Good reasoning here.

It’s been my experience previously working at Compaq and later starting up our own business six years ago that in a fixed bid situation, either the client gets taken to the cleaners or the developers do. With fixed bid, the requirements of a project have to be so locked down and fine grained that there is no flexibility.