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Pilgrim Consulting bridges the gap between our clients and their development goals by providing consistent communication, unmatched expertise, and a relationship built on trust.

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Why Pilgrim Consulting?
Experience
Experience

We have worked in outsourced development for over 20 years with developers all over the world. This has given us the experience to meet deadlines, provide ongoing support and navigate the development process effectively.

Expertise
Expertise

We understand modern programming requirements and have provided solutions in all platforms and languages. Our developers are senior level and have created solutions in every possible framework.

Communication
Communication

By being U.S. based we have eliminated language barriers and time zone challenges allowing us to deliver clear, consistent communications at every level. You’ll never wonder if a critical detail has been lost in translation.

U.S. Based Management

Based in Nashville, TN our project managers work closely with you to understand your vision and collaborate with your team
Worldwide Expertise

We have developed relationships around the world allowing us to work in any technology or programming language.
Adaptive Methodology

We can work in any methodology adapting to your company culture to ensure projects are completed on task and on time.

Our Clients

Troy Stremler
Newdea
Viviana Shain
Newdea
Robby Keefer
Newdea
Carlos Nevarez
BizzBlizz

Epik was fortunate enough to have secured Pilgrim Consulting as our development partner in 2011. The team at Pilgrim has become an integral part of our organization, working seamlessly with our team on both new development initiatives and maintenance of existing applications.

It is rare to find a boutique­-sized development partner that brings the sort of depth and breadth as we found at Pilgrim. The Pilgrim team executes with professionalism and accountability, and has consistently done so on time and on budget.

Pilgrim Consulting gets my highest recommendation.

Rob Monster - CEO, Epik

At the Gwynn Group we used Pilgrim Consulting exclusively for our software development nearly a decade ago. The service we received greatly exceeded our expectations and Kenn was able to ensure seamless and smooth communication on every level. Eventually we moved to an in­house solution, and even then Pilgrim was able to help us identify key engineer staff to hire.

You are in good hands with Pilgrim Consulting.

Hugh Gwynn - CEO, The Gwynn Group



About Us

Pilgrim Consulting Services allows you to tap a global team of world-class technology experts without losing the comfort of an in-house solution. Having been down the path of outsourced development many times, we have both the experience and the relationships needed to grow your company's competitive edge in the market.

By providing a communication and relationship structure that is always available, flexible, and committed to your vision, Pilgrim delivers results that meet any software development need.

Case Studies

Epik - Domain Management Platform

Registrar Platform

Problem

With low total cost of ownership, develop a cutting-edge domain management platform.

Overview

As is common with our one-off development projects, this started as a ground-up development engagement, and evolved into a long-term dedicated team relationship. Our client is working to become a leader in the domain registration and domain monetization space. To accomplish this goal, he first required a cutting edge, highly secure registrar management system, then moving on to require continuous support to stay on the cutting edge of technology and usability trends.

Industries or Verticals Affected

Domain management, domain monetization, finance

Technology Solution
  • Development platform: Standard LAMP configuration
  • Data platform: MySQL
  • Development framework: Zend
  • Development language: PHP
  • Interface design: DIV + CSS
Team Structure
  • Team Leader, 4 - 8 developers, 1 Tester
Timeline

First phase of development was 6 months in duration. Later phases continue on an open-ended engagement as new feature requests arise.

Development Process

The project was executed as a weakly defined agile project. Each sprint started with a conceptual meeting to translate the end user experience the customer wanted to achieve into wire frames, and subsequently constructing the backend functionality to support the wire frames. Due to the loosely defined nature of the customer’s requirements, the first few phases of development consisted entirely of reusable prototypingand incremental elaboration of the initial data model and object models. Multiple client-location meetings took place in order to clarify the scope of the project.

With requirements defined primarily in terms of user experiences, back-end processes were defined incrementally during the subsequent sprints. Each sprint brought delivery of additional completed end-user functionality along with related backend processing. Through careful planning, rework was minimized despite the incremental elaboration of complex requirements.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Testing responsibilities were split between offshore and domestic staff. The client’s internal QC department also participated in end-of-phase acceptance testing. Pilgrim provided a dedicated team of two testers for the final sprints prior to the launch of the registrar platform and prior to the launch of the monetization platform.

Core Benefits
  • Flexible staffing allowed for expansion, contraction, and changing of time composition as required by the project,
  • Lower cost of staffing versus domestic outsourcing or in-house development resulted in lower total cost of ownership.
  • Pilgrim’s vertical experience prior to this engagement resulted in a reduced learning curve for the client’s product management team.
  • Creative collaboration between Pilgrim and the client resulted in a dramatic improvement in the resulting system.
Results

The client now enjoys his position as an industry-leading domain registrar and domain monetization service. The synergy that the client has developed with their dedicated development team has resulted in a direct client-to-team development relationship with minimal interaction (and billing) with our US-based project and technical management team. With growing vertical experience and cultural integration between the client’s product management process and the development team, total cost of ownership and time to market advantages are realized on each subsequent system and feature rollout.

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Newdea - Social Impact Platform

NewDea Platform

Overview

This is a social impact platform for designing, managing, tracking, aggregating, and sharing social sector programs, and is our largest on-going development project, involving over 8 man-years of development. The client company has utilized a dedicated .Net development team with four dedicated engineers for the past 4 years.

Technology Solution

  • Development platform: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1
  • Data platform: Microsoft SQL SERVER 2008 R2
  • Development framework: ASP.NET MVC 3.0 + Entity Framework 4.1
  • Development language: C#, VBScript (Job development), Javascript/jQuery
  • Interface design: DIV + CSS

Team Structure

  • Team Leader, 3 developers

Timeline

This is a dedicated team solution, managed in sprints between 2 – 4 weeks in duration.

Development Process

Early on in the development process, the client staffed the technical team lead, project manager and senior development. Pilgrim Consulting provided staff augmentation. During this phase of the project, Pilgrim’s team seamlessly integrated into the client’s agile development process. Our strong emphasis on Western culture integration and language skills facilitated successful daily stand up meetings and weekly sprint review meetings.

As confidence in Pilgrim Consulting developed over time, a majority of the technical management and architectural responsibility was moved to our team. While continuing in a very agile development environment, the client retained product and project management responsibility, while delegating to Pilgrim the lead role in architectural leadership and technical leadership. Delivery cycles are typically 6 weeks in duration, typically comprised of a 4 week development sprint, followed by a two week testing, acceptance and code improvement sprint.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

This engagement has seen a range of relationship models with regards to quality assurance and quality control. At the beginning of the relationship, the team included a part time individual responsible for process management and quality assurance, plus one to two full time quality control specialists. Once the main body of functionality in the platform was built, and the sprints consisted of planned improvements across the platform, quality assurance and quality control responsibilities was taken over by the client.

The current development process involves handoff of new functionality, bug fixes and improvements incrementally through out the sprint. The client then performs quality control functions, passing back feedback to the team through our issue tracking platform and reviewed during the daily stand up meetings.

Core Benefits

Our client has enjoyed the ultimate goal in offshore dedicated team outsourcing –

  • Access to a dynamic, highly-skilled labor pool, and
  • Efficient, proactive and responsive communication, and
  • Dramatically decreased total cost of ownership

Results

Pilgrim has developed a long-term relationship of trust and synergy with our client. Our client has enjoyed reliable, high quality engineering with low total cost of ownership and rapid time to market. Through the process, Pilgrim has developed a very strong understanding of the philanthropy industry.

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Stockbrain - Stock Training & Information Portal

Stockbrain.com

Overview

This is a ground up development project to build training and information portal for stock traders. The platform includes a data aggregation and data mining tool used to monitor stock promotion activity through various medium, including web, email and social media. The platform is designed to generate ROI both through online lead capture and online sales of electronic products.

Technology Solution
  • Development platform: Standard LAMP configuration
  • Data platform: MySQL
  • Development framework: Zend
  • Development language: PHP
  • Interface design: DIV + CSS
Team Structure
  • Team Leader, 4 developers, 1 Tester
Timeline

First phase of development was 4 months in duration. Later phases continue on an open-ended engagement as new feature requests arise.

Development Process

The project was executed as a highly defined agile project. The first sprints of the project produced complete working wireframes of the user-experience. Short sprints of 2 – 4 weeks followed to complete the build out. Product management and project management functions were performed by the US-based Pilgrim Project Management Center.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Testing responsibilities were split between offshore and domestic staff. The client’s internal QC department also participated in end-of-phase acceptance testing.

Core Benefits

Project successfully delivered with low total cost of ownership. The client enjoyed a dramatic improvement in their initial vision of the project through the intellectual collaboration of Pilgrim management with the client’s product manager. Results

Pilgrim’s relationship with the client continues to expand based upon the trust built on this initial project. The platform is now live on the Net and enjoying success on the market.

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