You wouldn’t build a house before consulting with an architect and creating plans but a lot of people start software development projects without any forward planning. It’s absurd!
We don’t embark on a project before scoping it. Without scoping, your expectations and requirements of your project cannot align and your return on investment (ROI) will be hard to quantify.
We also know that there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. That's why we'll work closely with you to flesh out your idea and develop a solution tailored to your project's unique needs.
Our comprehensive scoping process will clearly establish your project's objectives and requirements.
In turn, you'll get valuable feedback to drive your project forward, and we’ll be able to identify technical risks, test assumptions and assess your strategic requirements.
Here’s what you can expect from our scoping process:
No project can get started without a meeting (or several meetings) so we can get to know you and determine the requirements of your project. We’ll use this time to ask the right questions, get a better understanding of the purpose of your project, workshop ideas and gather the necessary information to move forward.
We’ll ask you things like:
This stage of the scoping process is also a great opportunity for you to ask us any questions about our development strategies and how we work with our clients.
Please be sure to provide any notes, sketches, mind maps or other material you have put together in planning your project. This will give us further insight into your idea and allow us to go away and adequately plan and research options for your venture.
If you’re satisfied after our meetings and discussions, we’ll move on to researching and planning your project.
In this phase, we determine critical factors such as:
After we’ve established your project’s objectives we’ll need to test your assumptions and ideas to see whether they are viable.
For example, certain aspects of a project may not always be possible due to technical risks or constraints, or it might be more beneficial for your project to be built on a different platform to what you had in mind.
We do the testing in this part of the process to avoid meeting serious disasters during the development phase of your project. It not only saves time and makes production more efficient, it’ll also avoid any setbacks in the long run.
In this phase we’ll also assess your strategic requirements and explore any opportunities that may give your project the advantage it needs.
Once your project objectives are clearly defined we will work with you to design and document the project scope.
Inoutput can deliver any or all of the following:
By the end of the scoping process you'll have a tangible document that gives you a comprehensive overview of your project.
As we offer scoping as a stand-alone service, you’re welcome to put your project plans to use in any way you choose. Perhaps you’ll take some time to absorb the information, compare different suppliers or maybe you’d like to get started on building your project straight away.
Whatever you decide, you can move forward with your project with confidence and a solid plan to bring it to fruition.
Want to know more about our scoping services? Give us a call on (03) 9016 3066 or send us details about your project via our contact form.
Posted by Mat Hollingsworth
Thu, 26 May 2016
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