During the first step of our collaboration, we need to get all of the requirements from our client. During this process we work together as closely as possible, trying not only to understand the existing business, but also to find ways of improving it, making it more simple and elevating it to a whole new level.
Creating well-defined project needs analytic work. We need not only clear idea, needs and scope, but full background of environment, where solution will be deployed. We need to understand data, analog processes, people, integrations and document it, for design purposes.
As a result of collecting requirements and pursuing the analytic process, we create documentation, which allows us to estimate the cost of the project, as well as a brief schedule.
At first, we need to establish all the business flows inside of the new solution and choose the right tools, which will make them stable and consistent.
Having the full spectrum of business process inside the solution we can make decisions about the architecture of the solution. We only choose the ways, which are scalable and cost-efficient. Decisions made during this step will result in the simplicity of the product and its maintenance.
Creating wireframes and mockups allows us to determine if the user experience will be as good as it possibly could. It’s also the final step in making sure that every process is designed just as expected. It allows us to show our client a draft of the working solution without creating it. It’s a great chance to revise the client’s needs without implementation.
At the time of development, we always offer phase-wise delivery and tight-up with the scheduled milestones. You have access to our staging labs platform.
For us, testing is just as important as developing. We use scenarios which were created during the analytic process.
Deployment of a new solution is always a big thing. It doesn’t matter if we migrate data from the existing solution or just deploy a new one. We always count down the days, cross our fingers and cool the champagne. In fact, we automated this process, so that deploying the whole solution, or even small changes is invisible and flawless.
Our primary goal is not so much to provide software, but to actually address the needs and solve problems of our customers. Before we start creating a vision of the software's functionality together, we will conduct a deep analysis to reveal the needs. We will then prioritize them based on business values. We will also look for paths to optimize the operation of your business processes, not only from the perspective of the software itself.
For us, the key value in working with non-technology-savvy clients is to bring them as close to technology as possible. That's why we devote a lot of time and attention to carefully explaining each stage of the software development process. We also provide advice so that design decisions are fully conscious and based on understandable values.
Many clients are afraid of disclosing the budget at the early stage of the project, believing that it will negatively affect the valuation of the project. This is the most common mistake and cause of frustration in the software development process. Really defining the budget allows you to look at functional needs from many perspectives. Being aware of the limited budget, we can look for more economical solutions that may not be fully satisfactory, but at this stage they will address the needs and will be sufficient. As the business value of the entire project increases, these areas may be developed, but this does not have to happen immediately. There are several proven solutions that allow for controlled budget management - we will present them and help you with this task as soon as we get to know each other.
This is one of the most common concerns that arises at the early stage of talks about implementing a new project. In short: no. An agile approach to a project does not preclude setting clear goals and points on the timeline that are to be achieved. However, frequent and small design iterations allow you to obtain the desired functionalities faster with a reduced budget. The combination of lean development with continuous validation of requirements and assumptions perfectly verifies the previous needs analysis. In fact, the analysis progresses with the development of the project and naturally optimizes its scope by limiting unnecessary steps.
If our portfolio is not enough of an argument, we will be happy to present technological possibilities and talk about the challenges we have encountered over the years of working on other projects and how we found solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.
In communication with clients, we focus primarily on honesty, openness and transparency. This allows you to avoid understatements while building lasting, mutual trust.
We look at each project on two scales - micro and macro. On a macro scale, we define milestones for modules and functional areas that we want to achieve in specific order and points on the project timeline. On a micro scale, we manage tasks in iterations no longer than 2 weeks, so we have full control over the implementation stage and can dynamically respond to emerging threats by e.g. increasing internal resources.
Implementation is not the last stage of the software development cycle at aveneo. We help with user training and training. We are the best partner for this because we know all the design assumptions and full mechanics of the delivered solution. This will guarantee satisfaction and understanding of the solution, and will also allow you to collect conclusions from users regarding potential optimizations and new functionalities.
For large projects, it is difficult to bring all stakeholders together at every meeting. It is completely natural for different departments to have mutually exclusive expectations. Our role is to collect all the needs and design a solution that will take into account all business processes and reconcile those that stand in opposition to each other into a coherent and logical whole.
This is completely normal! Every investment carries some risk. Depending on the source of the concern, additional levels of security should be implemented. For our part, we will try to find tools that will help you get rid of stress and guarantee the success of the project. For example, if concerns concern the functional scope, we suggest identifying the most valuable functionalities and building a small section of the software, and then validating the assumptions and checking in a real environment whether the solution is satisfactory.