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Discovery Phase is a deep research period that should precede every app development. During that time, all stakeholders engage and define the main app goal, the project's scope, technology stack, timeline, target audience, and other crucial factors. As a result, the app principal receives a detailed, step-by-step plan of app development.

After Project Discovery Checklist, you receive a comprehensive guide about your app development.

This Project Discovery Phase template will work for your success.

You see, few main factors have a real impact on the excellent workflow during app development. Communication between the software company and business owners is one of them. And you can test it precisely during the discovery process.

Let me tell you more about cooperation with one of our longtime partners. Before we signed the contract with the Cost Tracker company, we had a chance to meet their representatives face to face. At the beginning we organized Design Thinking Workshops in which participated the whole development team. During the meeting, we discussed all the project details and organized a brainstorming session. Result? Great fintech app and cooperation that is still ongoing.

business case of CostTracker

 

Discovery Phase has one primary goal - validate whether the app idea has business potential. After over 11 years of presence on the IT market, we know one thing, the application must have a purpose and be useful for a target audience. Otherwise, the risk of failure is quite significant.

That's why even during the first call at early stage, our Business Efficiency Specialists ask questions: What is the aim of your product? Does it identify or solve any real problem? But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more critical questions. Believe me, not each of our potential customers can easily answer them all. Here we have a Discovery Phase to rescue. This extensive research period dispels all doubts. Data collected during such an interview helps to prepare a project vision based on market needs.

What can a client achieve by choosing a business process offered by Railwaymen?

Ok, so why do we care so much about your product Discovery Phase? Because it works for your success. And your app success is our success.

Why? First of all, it builds us a reputation as an expert in the IT market. Secondly, we focus on long-term partnerships that will ensure us stable earnings. So, we don't concentrate on catching new projects, releasing them into the world, and forgetting about them. Instead, we prefer to launch a great product that will thrive and develop for years. Besides, we like to turn ideas into reality, especially those that fit a market need. Besides, we like to turn ideas into reality, especially those that fit a market need. That's why we are happy when our clients' business goals are met by our product development process.

How does the project Discovery Phase look like at Railwaymen?

Since the day we launched our new website with a dedicated subpage about the Discovery Phase service, we receive many questions about technical requirements. As clients contact our team with various resources (e.g. documents, business objectives, project budget),  we are enthusiasts of the flexible approach. We offer 3 types of Discovery Phase and fit them individually to the particular project needs. After each of those stages, you receive a real value that allows you to go smoothly through the app development process.

The first step in the Discovery Phase of the project is to discuss with the client what the investment should look like. This is the moment when we obtain the necessary documents, identify needs and prepare a project plan. The first step in the Discovery Phase of the project is to discuss with the client what the investment should look like. This is the moment when we obtain the necessary documents, identify needs and prepare a project plan. We then ask potential end users to share their first-hand experience through market surveys. With this guidance, we enable clients to avoid misunderstandings and make decisions based on the real needs of the target group.

After that, we determine the cost of potential solutions based on clients' available budget. With the acceptance criteria carefully written out, we can estimate the benefits and possible risks by the review conducted by our team. Based on this knowledge our team start working on the creating of new features.

Discovery Process at Railwaymen

Discovery Phase Process at software house Railwaymen

Download the DP e-book to coordinate project complexity

As you see, the topic is extended. That's why we prepared a free ebook that explains in details:

  • how Project Discovery Phase look like in app development (based on application example),

  • types of Discovery Phase available at Railwaymen,

  • what will you learn from discovery project phase,

  • whether every software project need Discovery Phase,

  • can you do discovery stage by yourself.

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All you need to know about Project Discovery Phase - Webinar

We would like to invite you to view a recording of the webinar "Face 2 Face with Discovery Phase: How does idea analysis improve your business?" organised by Railwaymen. The event took place on 10 January 2022. We told about all the secrets of Discovery Phase services and provided user stories from our daily work. Leading the webinar and subsequent discussion in the form of a Q&A were specialists Łukasz Młynek and Bartosz Mazurek from our team. Find out if the discovery stage is a missing element among your dedicated solutions.

 

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