Collaboration Process

Building a product requires a detailed action plan and a team to bring your business ideas to life. Below you can see a step-by-step breakdown of the collaboration process

Phase 1

Discovery

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Duration

Depends on the complexity of your project. Discovery can take from a couple of weeks to a few months.

Team Structure

Business analyst

The first step towards building your product is to gather all requirements and outline a solution vision. These details will help estimate the time needed to create UI/UIX design and roughly evaluate the development effort.

What is Usually Done During Discovery

  • Stakeholders’ Interviews

    To understand business goals and the product’s target audience

  • Competitors’ Analysis

    To see what else there is on the market and what we can do to make the solution better

  • User Personas

    To outline all user types for the product and their specific needs that the solution needs to cover

  • User Flows

    To define a step-by-step experience of each user type using the product

  • Low-Fidelity Wireframes

    To create a draft visual of the product functionality

  • Technological Stack & Third-Party Party Integrations

    To figure out additional technologies and their need for the product’s success

Phase 2

UI/UX Design

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Duration

To be estimated upon the completion of Discovery

Team Structure

UI/UX designer

During this phase, we create an easy-to-use interface, visuals and provide a detailed development estimate breakdown.

What Is Usually Done for UI/UX Design

  • High-Fidelity Wireframes

    To demonstrate all product functionality and show how the product will look like

  • Visual Design Concept

    To create a tailored look for the product to make it polished and easy-to-use

  • Design For All Pages

    To make sure that all product screens look as stated in the guidelines of the chosen visual design concept

  • Technical Design

    To prepare UI-KIT for the product with all possible states of elements to ensure proper software development

Phase 3

Development

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Duration

To be estimated upon the completion of UI/UX design

Team Structure

Project manager
Back-end developer(s)
Front-end developer(s)
DevOps engineer
QA engineer

During the Development phase, we implement all defined features of the future solution. The process consists of smaller phases allowing the team to gradually deliver the product functionality.

What Is Usually Done During Development

  • Project Planning and Initiation

    To prepare for proper project delivery: arranging a communication plan, setting up knowledge base storage and task tracking software, configuring development environments, etc.

  • Solution Architecture

    To build a technical structure of the future product

  • Delivery Sprints

    To divide the product development into steps and gradually deliver the functionality of the future product

  • Quality Assurance Testing

    To ensure the quality of the solution throughout all development stages

Phase 4

Acceptance Testing and Product Launch

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Duration

1–2 weeks, depending on the final adjustment to be implemented before the product launch

Team Structure

Project manager
Back-end developer(s)
Front-end developer(s)
DevOps engineer
QA engineer

Acceptance testing is done during the final coding steps to ensure that the end product looks and operates as expected. Once the testing is over and necessary adjustments are implemented in the solution, the product is finally released

What Is Usually Done at This Stage

  • User Acceptance Testing (UAC) with the Customer

    To collect final feedback on the implemented functionality before the product release

  • Processing UAC Feedback

    To collect final feedback on the implemented functionality before the product release

  • Project Release

Phase 5

Support & Maintenance

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Team Structure

Project manager
Back-end developer(s)
Front-end developer(s)
DevOps engineer
QA engineer

Once the product is launched, our team continues the work by keeping the project up and running.

Our Technical Stack

node
php
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react
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vue
swift
symfony
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magento
wordpress
docker
kubernetes
aws
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FAQs

To estimate how long it will take to develop a particular project, we will need a lot of input data. Typically, a large project is divided into the smallest possible parts and each of them is evaluated separately. The smaller the task in question, the more accurate the overall estimate will be.

The cost of a project depends on a lot of factors. We will need to understand your needs in more detail: the overall development scope, to-be used technologies, a required team structure, etc.

In most cases, the decision about the amount of time allocated is yours. In our experience, the coolest projects come from the close interaction between the client and the team throughout the planning and development of the project.

To provide updates, we use channels and reports preferred by each particular customer. For this purpose, project managers create a communication plan at an early stage of the project. The plan includes information about types of meetings and reports, their frequency, communication channels, etc.

We provide support and maintenance services once active project development is over. During the final development stages, we can discuss the volume and frequency of further team engagement during the support period.

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