Velocity Multiplier

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish… well, you get the point.

When people choose Ascendle for software development, they realize how good we are at agile. Considering we wrote the book on it, we’d hope so.

Inevitably, they ask if we can upskill their employees alongside our own, resulting in maximum software velocity and long-term ROI.

As a matter of fact, we can. Keep reading to learn more.

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Ascendle’s Velocity Multiplier

In addition to technical expertise, our Velocity Multiplier arms your team with the necessary agile training and coaching to maximize their own potential. Best of all, we do this while we’re building your next great product. Here are the key benefits of our Velocity Multiplier.

Training & Coaching

The heart of the Velocity Multiplier is the course material provided to your team members, both in-classroom and in the field. They’ll learn the strategies and tactics used by our teams, all taught by agile trainers and coaches.

Embedded Team Members

Following proven modeling techniques, clients embed their developers, ScrumMasters and Product Owners within our Scrum teams. The synergies that result from this unique offering contribute to swifter team velocity and greater long-term success.

More Attention

Upskilling your teams requires more time & attention for your people. We provide a dedicated Product Owner, ScrumMaster & Quality Engineer, regardless of team size.

Strategy & Delivery

The training, coaching and modeling included with the Velocity Multiplier supplement the Strategy & Delivery services that are included with our custom software development.

Phase 1: Strategy

Here’s the secret other firms won’t tell you: At the beginning of a project, it’s impossible to know the total cost of a custom software development project.

Most software projects go over budget due to unforeseen complexity and changes in scope. The more information that can be discovered up front, the more accurate the projected schedule – and projected cost – will be.

That’s why all of our custom software development engagements begin with a detailed strategy phase.

During this phase, our team of product and development experts works closely with you to understand your vision and solidify your requirements, technology, and architecture. We create a prioritized “to-do list” – the product backlog – which will be used to guide the work of the team. We also work with you to bring the user interface design to life and create a click-through prototype of your product.

Our custom development strategy phase pricing starts at $99,995 depending on the unique needs of your project. Typically, this runs 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your project.

Seven Deliverables From Our Strategic Process


Roles & Features

Through working sessions we’ll dig deeper to understand the full scope of the product and create a high-level roles and features list.

Product Backlog

We’ll write a full set of user stories, which define the desired behavior of the system. We’ll work with you to put them into a force-ranked list, which forms the product backlog.


Size Estimate

Through a series of 3 to 5 estimating sessions, our technical experts review the product backlog and assign points to each user story to create a level of effort estimate.

Schedule Projection

Leveraging the size estimate, recommended development team size, and desired start date, we create an estimated completion schedule.


Phase 2: Delivery

Fully formed Scrum teams can be scaled to match your delivery time frame.

During the strategy phase of your project, we solidify your anticipated launch date and project budget. Once a team size is chosen, senior software engineers and a quality assurance engineer are ramped up and start executing in two-week production cycles called sprints.

Each of Ascendle’s Accelerated Software DeliverySM Teams operates on two-week sprints. The only difference is the number of resources dedicated to your project. This allows you the flexibility to accommodate your budget requirements and launch on time. Scope varies from project to project, but we often produce a minimum viable product (MVP) within 16 to 20 weeks after the strategy phase.

Every 2 weeks you’ll see new, fully-tested features that you can use in a private demo environment. As you see the product coming together and show it to your team and users, you’ll inevitably come up with new ideas.

We’ll continuously work with you to respond to changing business conditions, adjusting the backlog to course-correct the work of the team.

Throughout: Velocity Multiplier

Your team is upskilled & mentored during the strategy and development phases of the project.

Our Velocity MultiplierSM offering is a way to get an immediate increase in development throughput while upskilling your development teams to boost their speed.

We inject one of our high-performing Ascendle development teams to work alongside you and your employees. They simultaneously do the work and teach your people, providing three benefits:

1.) They model how agile should work at your company with your unique challenges.

2.) They demonstrate to management what’s possible when agile is done right.

3.) They spend time training, coaching, and mentoring your development teams from within.

You get an immediate increase in development throughput, you get faster training and coaching, and you know it will work because our team is doing it every day on your technology.

Six Fundamentals of our Velocity Multiplier Offering




BONUS: Free Book

Every package includes free electronic and/or printed copies of our founder’s 500-page handbook containing all our training concepts and much, much more.

Velocity MultiplierSM Team Sizes and Rates

Pricing shown below includes the blended hourly rate and weekly price for your entire team.




Dedicated Product Owner
Dedicated ScrumMaster
Dedicated Quality Engineer
Full-Time Engineers
Software Architect
UI/UX Architect
Agile Process / Technical Coach
Embedded Team Members




Dedicated Product Owner
Dedicated ScrumMaster
Dedicated Quality Engineer
Full-Time Engineers
Software Architect
UI/UX Architect
Agile Process / Technical Coach
Embedded Team Members




Dedicated Product Owner
Dedicated ScrumMaster
Dedicated Quality Engineer
Full-Time Engineers
Software Architect
UI/UX Architect
Agile Process / Technical Coach
Embedded Team Members

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Fill out the form to download the complete Velocity MultiplierSM Guide from Ascendle and dive into the details about our custom software development pricing!

“There are a lot of companies who talk the talk, but Ascendle actually walks the walk.”

– David Young, Technical Product Owner, Honeywell

Our Custom Software Development Pricing is Clear.

So is our guarantee.

We deliver business value every two weeks, or you don’t pay.

At the end of any 2-week sprint, if you feel we didn’t deliver business value, we will invite you not to pay for that sprint.

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“Ascendle has a rare combination of business understanding and development chops.”

– Jeff Pollock, CEO, Idencia

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