Here at Haneke Design, we have taken great care to create an effective process around our hybrid software development methodology. One of the initial steps of our process is the Definition Phase during which we conduct an in-depth definition sprint to help us understand our clients’ goals and objectives. This workshop facilitates collaborative discussions that allow us to produce a sound understanding of the business goals related to the product, who the end-users are, the pain points that the product solves, and the desired feature set. By the end of these sessions, we have a full roadmap for design and development that sets the foundation for the entire scope of work within 3 weeks. While this approach requires an increased amount of work up-front, it saves time on the design and development phases because we have a clear understanding of the business goals and objectives, ultimately saving you time and money.
These workshops are completed in less than 3 weeks and are laid out as follows:
- Share the idea.
- Define the business goals related to the product.
- Define the users of the product.
- Define the user pain points.
- Establish solutions to pain points.
- Define the desired feature set.
- Define minimum viable product (MVP) features.
- Define user story outline.
- Create a roadmap for design and development.
These collaborative workshops provide us with all the information needed to have a sound understanding of the proposed digital solution. In the weeks that follow, our team here at Haneke Design creates the user assessment, MVP user stories, and spirit design. With this, we are able to deliver high-level estimates for both the design and build phases of the project as well as a timeline for completion.
Now is the time to prioritize your development budget based on features that will provide the most value to your end-users. Our definition sprints are designed to do just that. In just under 3 weeks, you will have a defined roadmap for design and development as well as a clear understanding of the end-user. The goal of this phase is to ensure your strategy is predicated on user interest, performance improvement, usability enhancements, competitive considerations, and innovative new features.
These workshops have proven to be an invaluable step in our software development process but we understand that sometimes, conducting in-person meetings is simply not possible. Whether you are located outside of Tampa or you are forced to practice social distancing due to a global pandemic, it is important that you are able to remain productive and on track with your software development initiatives. That’s why we are fully equipped to handle each step of our process virtually, starting with the definition sprint.
Are you interested in enhancing your digital strategy? Contact us for a personalized consultation and to schedule a definition sprint that will leave your company with a product roadmap prioritized by its highest value features.