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Agile Teams

Do you have a huge project or a few development tasks? We offer turn key teams lead by a project manager that you direct in a variety of engagement structures. No matter what your project, our bundles offer you options for projects big and small.

Our standard working procedure going something like this: You decide on the team members you need, be they developers, designers, or technical support personnel. We start the project. Every one to two weeks, you have a meeting with your project manager where you’ll discuss your project and identify priorities, set action items, add features, and test deliverables. Based on your needs and discussion, the project manager sets tasks and allocates team resources. Every week you’ll see real progress. Check out our bundles. We’re sure you’ll find a solution that works for you.


Bundled Options


Starter Team

Weekly Rates
Graphic Designer
Software Developer
Project Manager
Single point of contact
Start in 2 weeks

Alpha Build Team

Weekly Rates
Graphic Designer
Development Team
Project Manager
Single point of contact
No minimum project size
Start in 2 weeks

Production Build Team

Weekly Rates
Graphic Designer
Development Team
QA Specialist
Project Manager
Single point of contact
No minimum project size
Start in 2 weeks

Maintenance Team

Weekly Rates
Software Developer
QA Specialist
Project Manager
Single point of contact
No minimum project size
Start in 2 weeks


Rich Internet Application Architecture

Designing functional and scalable Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) is like building a car, a fine balance between form and function.

When developing RIAs we take many specifics into consideration: usability, compatibility, scalability, and sustainability. We craft our process around understanding that every application is different— we don’t believe in clones. We also give careful consideration to your consumers, how they’ll use the system we’re building, and on which devices they’ll need to be able to access it. Creating the best solution starts with planning, and we aspire to bring you the best possible reality: high functionality that doesn’t compromise application application performance, security, usability or scalability.



Web Application Development

We develop robust web applications. Web application development is a wide ranging field, you have web designers who say they do web development, but what they mean is that they can build beautiful websites, but that’s not really the same thing. Web applications are powerful websites with multi-layered role based features and functionalities, such as search engines like Google, social networks like Facebook and Google+, or even mission critical applications such as document management systems, or cloud storage solutions.

We design, develop, implement, deploy and host web applications. We can handle any stage of the software development life cycle. Our results are secure, stable and scalable.

Whether your idea is a mash up of functionality of some existing services, or a completely original concept, we can work with you to make it a reality. We develop in Ruby, PHP, Python, Java, C# and ASP.NET, as well as many other technologies. We use opensource frameworks so we aren’t reinventing the wheel and wasting your time creating existing system components, instead we focus on the unique aspects of your application and build those from the ground up.

From project planning to plan execution, we handle all aspects of your project. If you have an existing code base we can build from that, and if you don’t, we can architect a system from the start to meet your needs. We can even handle complex cross technology integrations, including the integration of completely separate technologies into one cohesive system.

We work on many types of web applications, ranging from social network sites to accounting, order processing, inventory and enterprise sales force automation, client relationship management and enterprise resource planning applications. For example, we’ve worked on social networks,real estate listing systems, job listing services with recruiting capabilities, industry service listing sites, search engine and internet aggregate systems, online auction systems, CRM systems in the medical and banking industries, community service rating systems, online games in the sports and entertainment industries, and inventory system in the environmental services industry. For example.

We bring years of experience in web application development to the experience. Our extensive background with development in these sorts of systems allow us to quickly and cost effectively deliver complete solutions that offer exceptional functionality, high usability, and the cohesive look and feel of a modern web application solution.


E-commerce Development

We provide turn-key E-commerce solutions, like business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) e-commerce solutions using modern technologies like Magento, OSCommerce, UberCart (with Drupal) and ZendCart.

We can handle all aspects of your e-commerce solution, from design and development, to data transformation, hosting, and content services such as data entry and mass inventory data imports.

Using modern technology means that we can offer robust, fully features shopping cart solutions based on well established and highly optimized opensource technology. We integrate opensource software with quality third party components and custom built components to bring your perfect solution to fruition.

We primarily recommend the Magento platform depending on your application. The Community Edition if you are on a tight budget, the Professional Edition if you require greated flexibility and functionality, and the Enterprise Edition for the ultimate in Magento functionality.

Working with modern technology means that you can benefit from the highest level of integration with modern payment, shipping and inventory technology. Our platform integrates with many third-party payment gateways, shipping providers, order processing and accounting systems, beyond the technologies listed here we can further customize our solutions to integrate with the enterprise systems of your choosing, we have accomplished integration with licensing servers, enterprise resource planning systems, as well as internal project management systems triggering the start of project steps when required components were purchased or shipped.

We can build a custom e-commerce solution tailor made to your needs. Using modern technology we can fully integrate your store into a powerful Content Management System allowing you to keep your entire website and your store updated from the same place using the same tools.

To get started on your e-commerce project contact us and we can work with you to implement your desired e-commerce solution.


Website Design & Development

We’ve worked with international brands, Fortune 500 corporations, and huge non-profits on web applications and strategy. We’ve also worked with solo entrepreneurs, small businesses, and regional campaigns on website design and development projects.

Our website team has the expertise and background to focus on your website design and implement all the functionality you require. We specialize in bespoke, completely custom WordPress websites, but we also offer sites using other technologies. More examples of website specific work are showcased on our blog and at picktwocreative.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of BreakWater Syndicate.


Want More of a Custom Fit?

If you have a minimum project length of six weeks we can offer you the ability to choose the exact skill set of the members of your team. Our project manager will work with you to define a team that represents the skills you need to get the job done.

Minimum project length 6 weeks, one project manager is required on the team. Your project can start within 3 weeks, or sooner depending on resource availability.


Need a Specialized Skill Set?

No problem! We can acquire resources to meet your needs. If you are in a domain specific space we can specifically select team members with that domain experience, if your project has specific requirements we can meet those. While we cannot always locate the experts you may need in our existing network of colleagues we can usually locate individuals even with the most highly specialized and specific experience in our extended network of colleagues. Contact us today and we will see what we can do for you!

A short list of domain experts we have located in the past for projects that required them:

*Videographers and Video Editors *Physicians and Medical Informatics Specialists *GPS Instrument Technicians *Prosthedontist Information Technology Specialists *Electronic Engineers and Embedded Systems Designers *Statisticians and Mathematicians *Many More!

Still don’t see what you need? We are very adaptable to new situations, contact us to go over your needs and we will see what we can do to help you in your endeavors.

Our team of professionals is here to help you take your project from concept to reality, from mid project to completion, or to transition to your internal team.