The process starts by contacting us so that you can discuss your needs with a project coordinator. After this initial discussion, the coordinator will then assign a consultant (or team of consultants) to further define the scope. The assigned consultant will then follow up with you to get any additional details he/she may need in order to understand the project and estimate the effort required. Once we have a good understanding of the project and your needs, Rapid Reasoning will provide you with a formal proposal detailing estimated time and costs, project scope and a preliminary schedule. Once you have reviewed and accepted our proposal, we can begin work on your project.
How does the process start?
Yes. Even though RR always takes the utmost care to assure that your data and intellectual property are protected, we encourage the execution of a mutual non-disclosure agreement prior to any project initiation. We use an industry standard agreement. You may use this agreement or your organization’s legal department may provide one. Please keep in mind that if your company agreement substantially deviates from our standard agreement, it may take longer to execute and/or may be refused.
How much will it cost?
Depending on the project and/or task, Rapid Reasoning charges a consulting fee on an hourly, daily or per project basis.
Please note the following:
What are the project deliverables?
In general, all projects include a complete and thorough report that describes our findings, analysis and recommendations. Depending on the project, other deliverables will be included as required. These deliverables will be defined in the project proposal or added in subsequent modifications to the scope as the project progresses.
What are my responsibilities?
This depends on the project. Many projects will have milestones that are dependent on both you and RR. Whenever possible, the project proposal will include a reference to the type of cooperation that will be required in order to successfully complete the project (such as a single point of contact within the organization, timely response to requests for information or decisions, and so on). In general, our project scheduling involves time to complete each task once other milestones have been completed. If decisions or delays on your part cause milestones to be missed, the project schedule may need to be adjusted to reflect that.
Do you perform consultation via the phone and Web, or are site visits required?eme?
Rapid Reasoning will strive to minimize the project costs. A major part of the cost of any project is usually travel-related. As such, we will try to accomplish as much as possible via the use of teleconferencing and/or Web meetings. If the situation requires it, Rapid Reasoning consultants will travel to your location for an in-person meeting. Alternatively, and if you find it more productive, Rapid Reasoning can host these meetings at one of its offices or a co-work space such as Wework.
Where are your Consultants based?
Consultants are usually based out of our corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley or one of our regional offices worldwide.