Having a business idea is a great thing. However, moving from idea to action is one of the biggest challenges.
When meeting for the first time with an entrepreneurial environment, some people may find it overwhelming, while others approach matters with confidence and confidence. Whatever the case, the first step is to get as much information as possible and find a reliable partner who can turn your idea into reality.
Program development goes through several established stages: initiation, planning, implementation and delivery.
If you have a business idea but don't know exactly how to get started, we have considered sharing some information with you about the project development journey, from idea to project launch.
How to get started?
You will be asked a series of questions to better understand your needs.
Do you have a clear idea of what a project should look like at the end of the software development process? Do you have a specification document with all the necessary information? Do you want a flat quote or a high-level estimate? Do you want to take over the entire project at the end or do you prefer to develop it in sprints?
These questions are just some of the details that we will need to ensure that your project is handled in the right way.
Together, we will decide the best approach for your project
At Soft Magic, we approach every project separately and always find the best approach. Whether we are talking about a project with a clear and detailed scope or a business idea without a precise vision of how the project will ultimately emerge, there is a working methodology suitable for every situation:
When the scope is known, the project can be planned in detail from the beginning.
Once the specification is ready, the planning stage is required. Depending on the complexity of the project, this could last for up to 10 days. At the end of this phase, we will be able to determine the cost and timeframe for the project, as well as the resources and professionals that we must allocate.
We will define the to-do list, what must be delivered at the end of the development process, and everyone's responsibilities. We will also identify potential opportunities and risks.
This methodology allows all participants to know all important aspects of the project from the start. The development team will be able to properly plan and allocate resources, and the customer will know the final cost of the project, what the final product will look like and when it will be delivered.
Change requests are managed according to the change management plan established at the beginning of the project with the client. It usually affects the budget and schedule, so it needs to be analyzed and approved before implementation.
We recommend this methodology for each project as there is a need to know the final cost and delivery date from inception, supported by a complete, detailed, and final specification document.
SCRUM - Agile Approach
There are instances when entrepreneurs only have a general idea of what the final product should look like. They want to define details on the go, during the development process.
In this way, it is not possible to outline the layout. One of the best solutions, in this case, is an agile approach, the best known of which is SCRUM. This methodology includes the inclusion of the product owner, who is the person who constantly writes user stories to define the team's tasks. This activity is planned for 2-4 weeks, called sprints.
The development team delivers missions at the end of fast races based on specifications created by the product owner.
From idea to project launch - take a look at how things got done
Regardless of which approach to choose, program development goes through several entrenched phases: initiation, planning, implementation and delivery.
Let us know about your idea! We are not only good listeners but also reliable advisors because we do not think of you as a client, but as a partner. At this point, we need to understand your ideas and expectations and define requirements for working together at the end of the project.
We consider this to be the core of our business. This is when we put what, who, how, and when. We handle the planning process meticulously in order to define scope, workflow, timeframe, and costs.
Now we are also selecting the team members who will make up the project development team so that you can also meet the people who will dedicate their experience, time, and imagination to give life to your project.
Once we have all the necessary details verified with you, we can move onto the most exciting part we have all been waiting for.
This is the exciting aspect of each of our projects. At this stage, depending on the type of project, everything that is required to start the actual work has already been agreed and planned. This means that we can begin to shape what we have planned into concrete results. Depending on your requirements, you will receive periodic reports on project performance along with any information you need or find useful.
Finally, the most rewarding part of our cooperation is here! Remember that thought that was on your mind when we first met. These are the results of an inspiring visionary and a team of professionals gathered together. Don't take our word for it too seriously, and feel free to test it and check if it works as it should. Then, we can deploy the project to the production environment and make final preparations.
We are in it for the long run
We know that the work does not stop at the first direct publication. On the contrary, it is just the beginning of the story. So you can count on us after the project is delivered. We can introduce various changes to the initial project, implement customer feedback, or develop new features, functions, and applications.