How a Discovery phase can elevate your business

At Bewort, we understand that every successful project starts with a thorough grasp of your vision, goals, and challenges. Our Discovery Phase is a vital part of our development process, ensuring alignment with your objectives and equipping us to deliver a solution that perfectly meets your needs.

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What is Discovery in project management and why does it matter?

You have a software project idea that could significantly impact your business. Before diving into design and development, it's essential to understand the specific problems it addresses, the target audience, the value it adds, and other key factors. This is why the Discovery Phase is a crucial part of the project lifecycle, bridging the gap between concept and realization and defining the path to success.

Discovery Team

Once the pre-discovery is complete and the budget is set, we assemble a Discovery team to achieve our objectives. This team typically includes four experts: a Business Analyst, Developer, UI/UX Designer, and Project Manager. Here's who is responsible for what:

  • Business Analyst

    In collaboration with the client, the Business Analyst prepares use cases and project requirements. This involves identifying the project's primary goals, the target users, and how they will interact with the software, among other details.

  • Developer

    During the Discovery Phase, the developer monitors which technologies will be needed. Our senior tech team conducts additional research to ensure that the chosen tech solutions are the most suitable for addressing the client's business challenges.

  • UI/UX designer

    This team member is responsible for crafting a user experience that aligns with the project's goals. This involves ensuring easy navigation, intuitive design, and visual appeal. She creates prototypes to ensure that target users can easily understand how to use the software.

  • Strategy development

    The Project Manager is responsible for scheduling and organizing client meetings, documenting all details discussed, and ensuring effective collaboration between the product discovery team and the development team.

Step-by-Step Process of the Discovery Phase

  • Stakeholder Identification and Communication


    Now it's time to put your listening skills to good use. Engage with stakeholders to gather their requirements and understand their priorities. This step aligns everyone's expectations and ensures you are building a solution that meets their needs.

  • Documentation & Market Research


    Time to put your magnifying glass to work! Analyze market trends, identify gaps, and study your competition. Understanding the landscape allows you to pinpoint opportunities and create a unique selling proposition for your software solution.

  • Collecting System Requirements


    Assemble your project team like the Avengers, ensuring you have the right mix of skills and expertise to tackle the challenges ahead. This is also the time to define the project's purpose, objectives, and expected outcomes.

  • Defining Project Architecture & Tech Stack


    It's time to set the boundaries! Define the project's scope, determine what's included and what's not, and set realistic expectations. This step helps you create a roadmap for success, ensuring you focus on the most valuable features and functionalities.

  • Budget and Time Estimation


    Last but not least, document your findings in a comprehensive project discovery report. This report serves as a reference guide throughout the development process, offering insights into requirements, goals, and risks.

What are the benefits of the discovery process?

  • Clear goals and product vision

    Conducting thorough research, including market and competitor analysis, provides valuable insights to the project team.

  • Detailed product architecture

    A well-designed product architecture established during the discovery phase lays a solid foundation for future product scaling.

  • Bewort Data Monetization

    Reduced development cost and less of a risk

    The discovery phase lowers risks and development expenses by delivering an accurate product description and reducing the need for changes during the development process.

  • A deep understanding of the target market and user needs

    This involves collecting information from potential users through surveys, interviews, and usability testing, as well as conducting competitor and market analysis. Accurately understanding the target audience's pain points aids in making informed decisions and developing a product tailored to user needs and market demands.

  • Defined technologies and seamless integrations

    The project team meticulously considers technical requirements and objectives to determine the appropriate technologies for the development stage.

  • Effective product roadmap

    This strategic plan encompasses product goals, features, deadlines, prioritization and sequencing, dependencies and integrations, and a release plan.

  • Procurement Cycle

    Efficient procurement is essential for successful software development. This process includes identifying and selecting suppliers that meet specific needs, continually evaluating supplier performance, and negotiating contracts to maximize value at competitive prices. Ensuring all stages of the procurement cycle are managed effectively from the outset is crucial for smooth operations and achieving positive results.

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