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Next Mile blends our services to meet your moment, revealing your critical path to efficiency and effectiveness at any stage. All engagements have proven to save 5–10x multiples on subsequent design, build, and maintenance costs.

$10k–50k (2–6 weeks)

Help your initiative realize its full potential

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Digital concepts need detail to justify investment
  • >First steps can make or break your idea
  • >We analyze your needs in depth
  • >We initiate and guide appropriate first steps
  • >Your teams make tangible progress quickly

Key activities

  • >Concept generation and mission identification
  • >Requirements definition and workstream planning
  • >Next phase forecasting

Key outcomes

  • >Defined concept and first-phase plans
  • >Clear steps from concept to launch
  • >Confidence to pursue or halt further development

$20k–50k (3–6 weeks)

Know how digital will make you money

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Making digital valuable can be excruciating
  • >Your customer relationship holds the answers
  • >We've experienced every digital business model
  • >We generate options for you
  • >You get a feasible monetization plan

Key activities

  • >Premise, intended experience, and context intake
  • >Opportunity mapping and prioritization
  • >Business model vetting and selection

Key outcomes

  • >Monetization approach and justification
  • >Value delivery plan and rationale
  • >Articulated path to revenue or savings

$20k–45k (3–6 weeks)

Build certainty and buy-in before committing

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Technology programs shouldn't be so risky
  • >Feasibility can be determined quickly
  • >We evaluate options against business goals
  • >We design and/or perform conclusive tests
  • >You garner insight that solidifies your concept

Key activities

  • >Premise, requirement, and context intake
  • >Technical and business model evaluation
  • >Hypothesis and key question drafting

Key outcomes

  • >Evidence that guides decision
  • >Solution and strategy rating
  • >Critical insights, choices, and gaps briefing

$20k–80k+ (3–9 weeks)

Get the detailed map to your digital destination

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >You have a vetted digital concept
  • >Modern architectures need systems expertise
  • >Next Mile lives multi-system digital
  • >We architect some or all of your solution
  • >Your program gets built without waste

Key activities

  • >Experience and interface requirements definition
  • >Data capture, transmission, and compute planning
  • >Build/buy and IP planning

Key outcomes

  • >Technical architecture and requirements
  • >Hardware, software, and support estimates
  • >Sustainable build recommendations

$15k–30k (2–6 weeks)

Get competitive, comparable bids

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Requests for proposals produce huge variance
  • >Projects must be concrete and communicable
  • >Next Mile eliminates request ambiguity
  • >We drive the bidding process
  • >You receive competitive, relevant project bids

Key activities

  • >Translate needs into meaningful requirements
  • >Propose ideal providers and process
  • >Run vendor and bid solicitation

Key outcomes

  • >Unambiguous, appealing project requirements
  • >True engagement from vetted vendors
  • >Can't-lose options, objective recommendations

$10k–30k (per month)

Keep execution on-track and on-strategy

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Good intentions don’t keep digital on track
  • >Experienced perspective prevents gridlock
  • >Next Mile combines systems and tactical skills
  • >We manage or coach your product or program
  • >You reach your digital destination safely

Key activities

  • >Product, program, or release management
  • >Vendor or team management
  • >Coaching and mentorship

Key outcomes

  • >Insight into present and future challenges
  • >Managed product or offering roadmap
  • >A safe trip to launch

$10k–30k (per month)

Increase digital team, tool, and process efficiency

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Software delivery is more than engineering
  • >Delivery needs controlled inputs and outputs
  • >Next Mile knows what makes engineers successful
  • >We systematize your delivery engine
  • >You release quality code repeatedly

Key activities

  • >Intake delivery program context
  • >Diagnose process, design, engineering, and release
  • >Fix misfiring or missing capabilities

Key outcomes

  • >Know why things work and don't work
  • >Implemented disciplines that create efficiency
  • >Mitigated issues, stronger releases

$20k–50k (per month)

Boost asset performance and stop crises

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Delivery problems escalate requiring intervention
  • >When crisis strikes, you must break the cycle
  • >Next Mile calms and evaluates your situation
  • >We resolve symptoms and root causes
  • >Your initiatve delivers expected value

Key activities

  • >Honest tech, team, process, and offering evals
  • >Clearly define the scope, approach, and rules
  • >Optimize appropriately, undo impediments

Key outcomes

  • >Stabilized digital delivery program
  • >Incremental peformance gains
  • >Realized productivity, tangible outputs

$15k–35k+ (3–4 weeks)

Build a system that propels your business

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Technology shouldn't restrict your potential
  • >Ensure that technology serves your needs
  • >Our multi-system insight clarifies choices
  • >We architect an ecosystem that empowers you
  • >You amplify reach, efficiency, and efficacy

Key activities

  • >Current state intake for business and customers
  • >Translate aspirations to requirements
  • >Link needs to technologies, distill options

Key outcomes

  • >Migration plan, approach roadmap
  • >Options, paths forward, implications of each
  • >Recommended priority actions

$15k–50k (3–6 weeks)

Gain traction on a better path

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Your program should change course, not slow down
  • >Expertise and finesse make rapid change possible
  • >Next Mile audits your situation against your goals
  • >We define a focused path foward
  • >You spark relevance and re-engagement

Key activities

  • >Goals, plans, tech, and/or team audit
  • >Change forecast, selection, and implementation
  • >Veteran management through transitions

Key outcomes

  • >Traction and momentum in an improved direction
  • >Observations, analysis, and recommendations
  • >The path forward in 5 critical tasks

$30k–60k (3–5 weeks)

A steady hand when you need it most

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >A digital product or program isn't working
  • >Empathy and experience stabilize crises
  • >We bring team, technical, and business acumen
  • >We resolve challenges together
  • >You reboot progress and stop digital stress

Key activities

  • >Triage, cause analysis, hard conversations
  • >Technology and operations management
  • >Guidance through a difficult moment

Key outcomes

  • >Critical actions, right now
  • >Audit findings and recommendations
  • >Revamped delivery program

$25k–60k (3–6 weeks)

Compel existing and new customers

Here’s what happens:

Problem and approach

  • >Your customers or teams need something better
  • >Elegant digital can improve their experience
  • >Next Mile helps you see past the status quo
  • >We transform your best instincts into digital action
  • >You create headway with viable offerings

Key activities

  • >Current state, value prop, and hypotheses
  • >Internal strategy, external research, lessons learned
  • >Product and offering definition

Key outcomes

  • >High-level concepts for new offerings
  • >Clear next actions for your team
  • >Attainable digital opportunity
Estimated prices are listed in USD and do not include travel. Price ranges and timeframes are averages. Your actuals will depend on your requirements.

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Pricing questions

Do you know of any cheaper alternatives?

Our engagements can go as low as $5k and are broken into chunks to help you budget. We ensure that everything we do for you adds value.

Why spend money on consulting when I can buy a ready-made solution?

If it's ready-made, other people have it, so it's not a valuable differentiator. Ready-made solutions are building blocks in your architecture.

Why get help when I can just build?

Building something is often an expensive way to see if you're right. We'll help you focus on value, build the right thing, and avoid a costly science experiment.

Can’t my internal people handle this?

We're here to ensure they can. Remember, this type of work isn’t their day job.

I already have your skills, why buy your help?

Skills are one piece of the puzzle. We bring the experience, exposure, and perspective that enhances your competencies and accelerates your progress.

I have a tech firm. Shouldn’t they handle this?

Tech firms are deep experts in their area, staffed by professionals who will admit their blind spots. We specialize in the whole breadth of the digital journey, and our efforts help teams succeed together.

What if I don’t have time for consulting?

In technology, nothing’s slower or costlier than ambiguity. Next Mile expertise accelerates your program’s expensive design and build phases by being deliberate with its decision phases.

Can't one company just do everything?

One-stop strategy/design/build shops can make sense, but there's usually a critical piece that requires non-core capability. We'll help you through it.

Take the smartest route with confidence

When you’re at a digital crossroads, Next Mile maps your journey forward.

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