Scoping

We work with you to identify the project goals, determine what is possible and create a plan to achieve what is practical

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all

Every project has its own unique requirements and demands. That’s why we’ll work closely with you to assess the best approach to help you meet your goals. We’re practical like that.

By engaging inoutput as your pre-production partner you'll benefit from the impartial and constructive feedback of our expert software engineers, business analysts and designers.

We have scoped everything from simple mobile apps to extending the life of complicated legacy systems, responsive web applications and deeply integrated business automation systems.

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Understanding Project Objectives

Defining the scope of a project must start with establishing the project objectives. We have designed a comprehensive scoping process that weighs your requirements against your constraints until your project objectives are met.

In this phase we:

  • Test your assumptions and propose new possibilities
  • Distil your project to its leanest form
  • Clarify your project constraints
  • Identify technical risk
  • Assess your strategic requirements
  • Define your data capture and distribution objectives
  • Explore future opportunities.

Defining Scope

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:

  • Functional specification - this can include detailed functional user stories
  • Wireframes and prototypes - static or interactive wireframes
  • Project scope definition - clarification of assumptions, requirements and dependencies
  • Technical specification - recommendations for system technologies and build method
  • Technical risk assessment - identification of technical challenges
  • Critical path and project schedule - definition of project phases and milestones.

How we work

We've refined our work methodologies to ensure we deliver on our promises.

Find out how

We offer all of the following pre-production services but feel free to pick and choose the elements you’ll need for your project:

Research and analysis

Research and analysis

Our business analysts will be the sounding board that talks back, bringing the experience, knowledge and patience needed to establish your objectives and understand constraints.

Strategic planning and critical path

Strategic planning and critical path

Once we establish where you’re headed and how to get there, it’s just a matter of following the steps. Reaching your destination will be a lot easier with a map that plans your strategic direction.

Briefs and specification

Briefs and specification

Before you start knocking on suppliers’ doors, we’ll get you ready to ask for help. This is a seemingly simple step that can spell the difference between success and failure.

Wireframes and mockups

Wireframes and mockups

We’ll provide you with wireframes, interactive mockups and rough designs so you can easily explain and sell your idea to anyone including investors, suppliers and partners.

Prototyping and proof of concept

Prototyping and proof of concept

Sometimes you need a little more than a wireframe to test your idea. We can build the bare bones of a prototype or test assumptions before you commit to a full development.

User interface design

User interface design

Our expert UI designers know how to craft a fluid user experience and produce pixel perfect artwork. An engaging interface is critical for all design-driven projects.

Project management and consulting

Project management and consulting

We get it, tech projects can be daunting. That’s why we’re here to be your project manager, confidant, counsellor and consigliere. We can offer support with both honesty and insight.

Development and implementation

Development and implementation

Naturally, all this planning and preparation is intended to result in a functional web application. When you're ready to start, inoutput has the expertise to see your project through to completion.

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