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Discovery Phase as a Service in Software Development
The discovery phase is the research and planning stage that serves the purpose of the complete preparation for the development phase. Its main objective is to gather essential information about the project, specify requirements, determine the scope of work, check assumptions, design the solution architecture, define the product roadmap, and accurately estimate development time and costs.
Main Goals & Team Composition
In-depth immersion into the project to deliver the best possible solution.
- Primary goals:
- Define the project goals, scope, functionality, and priorities
- Discover risks, constraints, and dependencies of the project
- Design the solution architecture
- Estimate development efforts, required resources, and create a project plan with clear milestones and delivery dates
- Business Analyst
- Project Manager
- Solution Architect
- UI/UX designer
- Web & Mobile developers
- Industry experts (e.g., fintech, healthcare, insurance, etc.)
When is a Project Discovery Phase Needed?
Running a discovery phase helps to anticipate and mitigate risks, increases chances to attract investments, and boosts development efficiency. But there are some points when the discovery stage is not simply beneficial but of crucial importance for the project’s success.
Mergers and acquisitions
Regulated environment or new regulations
New company’s strategy
Persistent problems in the company
Project Discovery Phase Steps
Communication on the client’s vision and needs
Prioritizing the feature set
Risk mitigation plan
Collecting project requirements
Building a clickable prototype
Defining priorities and estimating the project scope
Designing the project roadmap
Providing the client with the discovery phase documents
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Discovery Phase Deliverables
Vision and Scope documents
SRS (Software requirements specification document)
Software Architecture Document (SAD)
UX/UI design and a clickable prototype of your future product
Detailed work breakdown structure, workload and cost estimate, and a project plan
Reasons to Choose Itexus
Quality & Security
Security and quality are crucial to us and we are fully dedicated to securing business processes and delivering high-quality products.
Certified In-house Specialists
We have 90+ talented in-house specialists in different departments with proven achievements and certificates in the professional domains.
Workflow & Billing Transparency
Milestone tracking, regular reports and adherence to the best project management practices help us make the development, communication and billing flows transparent and clear.
We stick to an agile methodology that allows us to cope with some obstacles, decrease risks and satisfy clients’ expectations.
Operating globally and providing software development services over 6 years we proved ourselves as a trustworthy company backed by our clients’ reviews on Clutch.
Extensive Startup Experience
We know all the nuances and can help our clients avoid many difficulties other startup owners face. We definitely know how to convert a rough idea into successful live product.
FAQ on Project Discovery Phase as a Service
How long does the discovery phase take?
What are the next steps after the discovery phase?
Should I participate in a Discovery Phase?
What team is involved in the discovery phase?
I would like to start with discovery. What’s next?
What if I skip Discovery?
Skipping the discovery phase exposes the project’s success to the following risks:
- the product may prove more expensive and go over the budget;
- high communication and re-work overhead in the development team;
- spending the budget on low-priority features.
If you want the project to succeed you’d better start with the discovery phase as it helps to validate your idea, analyze the market, understand the end user’s needs, and make data-driven decisions.
Clients’ Testimonials & Awards
Itexus excelled at both experimental AI and sprint-oriented UI/UX tasks. Itexus did strong project management work, too, a necessity in such a complicated project.
The assigned team was easy to work with and they are especially strong collaborators and communicators. They demonstrated flexibility, professionalism, and trust in everything they did, and completed the work on time and budget.
Itexus’ work positions the business well for an imminent launch. They excel at managing their team, presenting frequent product demos to ensure that the project is aligned with development goals. An affordable price structure coupled with remarkable technical skill makes them an attractive partner.