The earliest stages of conceptualizing a potential software application or website are critical.
Important decisions must be made for the project that are difficult and expensive to reverse at later stages.
Initiating a product development effort should at least involve:
Brainstorming possibilities, establishing a vision, and setting long-term goals and targets
Identifying project stakeholders' core needs and expectations
Researching the market and competition
Generating an initial statement of project/product scope
Planning key differentiators and creating a positioning statement
Deciding on a project methodology (e.g., a variation of RUP, or an agile approach)
Planning the integration of User-Centered Design techniques in all stages of the project
Detailed project planning, resourcing, scheduling, and estimation
Initial considerations of technical architecture concerns
Economic and technical viability analysis
Designing a product line strategy
Planning for change and uncertainty
Winchelsea Systems can help you and your team with key tasks in the earliest product and project
planning stages, ensuring that usability is built into the process, and orienting the project for success.
Can Winchelsea Systems help your project succeed?
Contact Kevin Matz
for current availability.