Our Discovery Phase will ensure we clearly define the project scope and mitigate any risk of ambiguity. This Phase will take place if the requirements of your project have not yet been finalised, are unknown or if the project is complex and requires further scoping.
No two projects are ever the same and that’s why we’ll work with you to gain further insight and discover ways to clearly define a scope that reflects your specific needs. For start-up organisations this involves understanding the business model and recommending viable, scalable solutions moving forward. We will do this through workshops, brainstorming sessions and detailed analysis. For more established organisations it involves delving deeper into your organisation to understand existing systems, technology integration and business workflow, and determining ways to adapt and integrate into systems.
Prototyping is a key aspect of the Discovery Phase as it enables both you and Clue Design to determine the usability and functionality without the cost of development. This allows both parties to get a feel for the interface and requirements before programmers write any code. This also enables programmers to more accurately estimate the work requirements for the core of the project.
By the end of the Discovery Phase we endeavour to have an excellent understanding of your business requirements (scope), detailed documentation and diagrams (where appropriate) and a well-designed prototyped interface. This is useful to show investors or stakeholders its functionality for further comments or input. Importantly, we will have a fixed price and detailed timeline for the actual development of the project based on the requirements gathered during the discovery phase.
A discovery phase is perfect if you have an idea or would like to integrate new systems or improve existing functionality. Contact one of our Solution Consultants today to learn more.