What is “discovery phase in software development”?
The Discovery phase is a process of gathering information to make clear and understandable requirements based on deep market research. During the Discovery phase, we create proper business requirements for the product to meet all the end users' needs.
Discovery phase is suited for those who:
What experts are engaged during
the project discovery phase?
Business Analyst conducts market research and develops clear and understandable requirements for the product that meet its business needs.
UI/UX specialist is responsible for developing user requirements for the product by researching and collecting all the necessary information and statistics to create requirements.
Technical experts provide assistance and problem salvation that can occur with the software or check if everything has been done correctly on the technical side.
In our company Discovery stage
of a project includes:
Researching and Requirements gathering
We start with thorough research and create correct requirements because further development of quality features depends on the quality of the requirements.
Feature breakdown list
After gathering all the possible requirements, the Technical Expert checks what requirements are technically proper and can be realized and which must be removed.
Then the client conducts final consideration and approves of the chosen requirements.
During this stage, developers, designers, and the QA team estimate timeframes for developing each feature.
Prototypes allow you to validate all the requirements and features and confirm that they are correct and meet initial needs and expectations.
What are the steps in the
The following six steps are based on our experience where each step has its purpose and impacts on the next one, and they cannot be separated or removed. Our team thoroughly follows each step to make the development process successful:
Software development and discovery phase service are thoroughly connected since the second gives you detailed answers to such questions:
- How much do I need to invest in project development?
- What is the perfect team composition for my project?
- What will the project development process look like within my project?
What do you get?
- WBS (work breakdown structure) with estimates
- Project Roadmap
Why do you need a discovery
phase as a service?
Gathering all the necessary information and conducting market research allows you to create clear and proper requirements based not only on your assumptions or vision but on statistics and results of the research.
Discovery Phase allows you to minimize risks, and the decision what features to add or remove will be based on facts.
When you have enough information about your product needs and what solution you need to cover them, you have a clear vision of what team and resources you need and what reduces budget waste.
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The Discovery phase in SDLC takes the first stage, which includes gathering information, confirming gathered data with the client, creating requirements, developing Proof-of-Concept, outlining timeframes and budget, and agreeing on the next steps with the client. After the Discovery phase goes the planning stage, designing product architecture, coding, testing, and maintaining the product.
The timeframes of the discovery phase depend on the project’s needs, but in general, the phase lasts around from 4 to 8 weeks.
It is the process of gathering and researching necessary information for product development, which includes revealing users and market demands, goals, and risk estimation.