Business & Web Application Discovery
Building a web application is a lot like building a house. There are many steps in the process, each affecting the next and the overall outcome. There are strategies and blueprints, designs and color palettes, then framing and finishing. Your first questions are almost always "How much will it cost?" and "How long will it take?" – and without essential planning and thorough research, there is almost no way to answer those questions. It would be just as though one asks "How much does it cost to build a house?" and "How long will it take to build a house?"
The Discovery Process
We need to learn as much as possible about your business goals, marketing objectives, industry, competitors and marketplace. About where you want to go. About your staffing and content production intentions. About who you are and where you have been.
How it works
After you complete and submit this online questionnaire, we will spend some time reviewing it. We visit or use the websites or applications you have shared, we will study your competitors, read up on your industry, assess your peers, get familiar with your business objectives and follow up with any questions we might have. Give us a little time to prepare. Yes, you are eager to find out how much this project is going to cost, but would you not rather know that we have done our homework and that our estimate is thoroughly researched? We are working on other projects too, with deadlines, so we will need a little space.
Analytics and Strategic Objectives
Upon review, we would come up with goals, strategies, objectives and tactics, which would be included in the discovery summary and proposal document. This would enable us to have a smooth development process, which includes: Discovery Phase, UX/IA (User Experience & Information Architecture), Visual Design, Asset Creation, Code Development, QA (Quality Assurance), Alpha Launch, Beta Launch and finally Production Launch.
Ready to Begin?
You will be able to come back and edit this document if you are unable to complete it now. Be sure to save the link generated after you submit the discovery document.