How Bilue's T-Shirt Sizing Approach Can Help You Secure Project Funding




Ruth Neech


July 11, 2024

How Bilue's T-Shirt Sizing Approach Can Help You Secure Project Funding

As we navigate budget season, many businesses are gearing up to plan and secure funding for their upcoming projects. A crucial step in this process is obtaining ballpark figures that provide an initial estimate of costs. Without these estimates, it can be challenging to justify budget requests and secure the necessary funding to bring your projects to life.

At Bilue, we understand the importance of having accurate and realistic budget estimates early in the planning stages. That's why we offer an approach known as "T-Shirt Sizing" to help our clients get the price ranges they need to successfully request and secure project funding.

What is T-Shirt Sizing?

T-Shirt Sizing is an estimation technique that provides a quick and easy way to gauge the size and complexity of a project. By categorising projects into sizes akin to T-shirt sizes—small, medium, large, and extra-large—we can give you a rough idea of the scope and associated costs. This method allows you to have a clear understanding of the potential investment required without needing to dive into the detailed specifics of the project.

How T-Shirt Sizing Works

  1. Initial Consultation: We start with a conversation to understand your project goals, requirements, and key deliverables. This helps us grasp the overall scope and complexity of what you're aiming to achieve.
  2. Categorisation: Based on the information gathered, our experts will categorise your project into one of the T-shirt sizes. This categorisation takes into account various factors such as the estimated number of features, integrations, user interfaces, team size required and any unique technical challenges.
  3. Price Ranges: Once your project is categorised, we provide you with a price range associated with that T-shirt size. These ranges are based on our extensive experience with similar projects and give you a realistic ballpark figure to use in your budgeting process.

Benefits of T-Shirt Sizing

  • Quick and Efficient: T-Shirt Sizing is a fast way to get an initial cost estimate without the need for in-depth project details, allowing you to move forward with your budget requests swiftly.
  • Clarity and Confidence: Having a clear price range gives you the confidence to present your funding requests with concrete figures, increasing the likelihood of approval.
  • Flexibility: The T-shirt sizes provide a flexible framework that can be adjusted as more details about the project become available, ensuring that your estimates remain accurate and relevant.
  • Expert Insights: Our team’s extensive experience in software development and project management ensures that the estimates you receive are based on real-world data and industry best practices.

Why Choose Bilue?

At Bilue, we are committed to helping our clients succeed. Our T-Shirt Sizing approach is just one of the many ways we support you in turning your ideas into reality. We pride ourselves on being a reliable partner who can provide not only accurate estimates but also the expertise and guidance needed to navigate the complexities of software development projects.

Whether you're in the early stages of project planning or looking for a partner to help execute your vision, Bilue is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how our T-Shirt Sizing service can assist you in securing the funding you need to bring your projects to life.

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If you would like to meet us to talk through a project or find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

Ruth Neech

Chief Growth Officer at Bilue

Ruth Neech

I create and implement initiatives, to drive culture as the cornerstone on which our people and business success is built.

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