The discovery phase is essential when starting a new project. Every time we get a new customer with their ideas, we feel thrilled despite all the challenges it may bring. We want to guarantee that everything will go smoothly, but to do this we need to go through a discovery phase. This ensures that there will be no extra expenses and we will reach success quickly.
Unfortunately, the ideas in our heads don’t usually go as planned. The results may be different from what we expect, and not in a good way. However, this situation can be easily corrected with the help of the discovery phase. You should choose the right team of experts and let them do it for you.
What Is the Discovery Phase?
It is an important step towards the prosperity of the startup. Basically, it is research that allows to understand the basic requirements of the project, determine its business goals and make recommendations about the best ways to implement the customer’s idea. Then the experts make a step-by-step plan including the technologies that will be used. It is vital to guarantee the success of the project.
Normally, the discovery phase is done to make sure that the project meets the client’s goals, budget, and timeframes.
Benefits of the Discovery Phase
- Risk control
According to Murphy’s Law, if things can go wrong, they will. The discovery helps to prevent the possible setbacks of the project, such as:
– Unnecessary expenses to features without demand on the market.
– Poor design choice that will require changes in technologies and more investment
– The use of incompatible technologies
– Missing deadlines and exceeding budget
It allows to foresee all of these risks and more and make sure they do not harm your project.
- Resources estimation
The discovery phase also helps to clarify what you will need to launch your project and put it to the market. In particular, you can find out:
– How much time it will take to design, develop and deliver it, including milestones and timelines.
– Initial budget
– Teams you will need
– Any other required resources
- Communication improvement
During the discovery phase, you will discuss all the details with both sides and many experts will be included. This will improve the communication and understanding between your teams and make sure you are on the same page.
These are just some of the main benefits of sticking to the discovery phase. It usually takes from one week to two month, depending on the size of the project. However, the results are worth it as therefore you have better chances on success.
The discovery phase is usually the most important part of the project, as it determines how the product will function, what it will look like and what the teams should do to achieve its business goals. It requires the common work of all the experts, but the participation of the client is also essential.
If you’re interested in discovery phase deliverables and planning for your project, you can contact us and Amnera will make IT happen