Discovery Phase

  • Can you accurately determine business goals of your future application?
  • Can you identify your target audience and their expectations and motivations for the product you are developing?
  • Do you have a project idea, but it is not supported by business analysis and market research?

Check out the Discovery Phase service offered by Railwaymen, which will give your business idea the right foundation backed by an initial research and project development process.

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Product Discovery Phase: business and technical requirements

To make your final product relatable to reality and also meet the needs of your audience, it's important to follow the right steps. One of them is Project Discovery Phase, which can bring your application closer to success.

Truly bespoke software cannot be made without prior research & business analysis. So, if you have an app idea and nothing else - this consulting service is dedicated to you!

During Discovery Phase software development workshops, we can provide first wireframes and prototypes of your app and verify your idea together. In the result, our Discovery Phase team is also able to ask more questions to understand the purpose of specific features and think about the most appropriate technology stack.

The Tools We Use During Discovery Phase Development

To determine whether your app idea have a potential to succeed, we use Data Analysis and UX Design tools.

Discover the entire Discovery Phase process presented as a project timeline

From gathering data and doing competition analysis to preparing your entire app documentation - step by step

Background and user base
Client Interview
Background Research
  • Statistics
  • Target groups definition
  • Competition analysis
User Personas and User Journeys
  • Creating User Personas
  • Finding user needs, motivations and frustrations
  • Creating user journeys
Features Brainstorming
  • Initial tech estimate
  • Business considerations (eg. monetization)
  • Rating feature value
User Experience
User StoriesUML
  • Use case diagram
  • Activity Diagram
  • Communication Diagram
Lo-Fi Wireframes
Technical Analysis
Technical Research
  • Tech Constraints
  • Technologies used
  • Proposed architecture
  • Integrations
  • Non-technical requirements (HIPAA,GDPR etc.)

Curious about how we're going to present the entire project vision in around 30-pages Discovery Phase report?

Download the simplified version below! Prepared on a real - life example, with our developers technological analysis, lo-fi wireframes and much, much more.

What Will You Receive After the Discovery Phase is Done (Project Discovery Checklist)

If you decide for us, you'll not only gain yourself a technological partner - but business one as well. That's something that distinguishes us from other software houses. As we have experience with building software development project that gets into INC 5000 or is backed by Forbes, we'll simply help you make money on your app!

Validation of your project scope
A confirmation that there is a real demand on the market for your product, based on thorough research and hard data. And an honest answer, if it's not.
Wireframes and/or mockups
Thanks to very basic wireframes, you'll be able to see your app for the first time!
Basic design guidelines
You'll receive an entire design guidelines for your app project, that can be easily implemented by ours or external UX Designers.
Initial technical requirements
A rich in data and backed by deep research report will help you to adjust your project requirements to your target audience. And minimize the risk of failure.
Technical Documentation
With product Discovery Phase you will receive an entire technical documentation for your app idea. Based on that, every discovery team will be able to deliver it.
Monetization Strategy
Choosing the right, adjusted to your users monetization strategy is a challenge. We will do that for you!

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How to validate your app idea? What you need to start your app development project right? Why app development is so expensive? We're not afraid of difficult questions and answer them regularly on our blog!

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