The world is not perfect, and we can improve it in many ways.
First, we need to define what we are trying to improve.
If it is going to be a complex solution - which features will be essential and which will have lower priority?
We involve a Business Analyst (BA) to work with Business Requirements Documents (BRD) at this stage. So, all your questions, business needs & goals description are necessary to plan before development starts.
After we clearly understood the problem we were dealing with, we started looking for a solution.
At this stage, we conduct market research and search for competitors. Our solution must be far better in performance, reliability, or cost than any other product available on the market.
So, we will continue working on the idea and improving the concept until we can formulate specific advantages which will make our product unique.
It is time for more in-depth market research and technologies and working out product designs.
Defining all critical points and proper sequencing of the upcoming steps are crucial for minimizing risks and increasing chances for success.
To do this, we prepare a Statement of Work & Terms of Reference (SoW & ToR) - a detailed description of the project requirements, layouts, and implementation schemes, as well as UI/UX Interface - the design development of the entire solution by the eyes of the user.
At this stage, we also prepare High Level (HDD) & Software Design (SDD) Documents with UML Sequence diagrams, Diagram Services & Interactions, and API Contracts.
PROOF OF CONCEPT
Innovative products usually have one or several features, modules, or solutions that are not expected. That is why they are called creative.
It makes sense to check those parts of our concept before we move on to building the complete prototype - this is when we test critical functions.
This stage is necessary if we don’t want to spend lots of time and resources building a product that will not function properly due to flaws we cannot correct.
As soon as we know all critical issues are dealt with, we can be relatively confident in the viability of the whole concept.
While working on the prototype, we perform loads of functionality and compatibility tests. Best-suited components are selected.
A prototype serves as the basis for operational specifications. It's easy to understand, allowing the client to compare the software code with the specifications.
It also helps you find out the system's missing functionality and reduce the risk of failure, as Prototyping is also a risk reduction activity.
At this point, we can proceed to build the first unit of our new product.
Though this version may and probably will be further developed and improved, this minimum viable product (MVP) has enough features and functions to solve the main problems we have defined in the beginning.
MVP allows us to launch as soon as possible, not getting stuck in the R&D process forever, aspiring for perfection.
UPDATES & TECH SUPPORT
At this stage, you can update, add new features, and improve by listening to the first feedback from users of your product.
Our team is ready to provide complete expert and technical support for updated versions of your project and watch its success with you.