The biggest factor in the success of a custom development effort is a clear understanding of the project, shared between our team and our client. We take a collaborative approach here and work with you, as a team, to determine the best approach to deliver a great product, while working with you to avoid communication problems and agree on issues that can impact cost and timeline. We have a defined a process within our project life cycle to ensure this shared understanding. We call this process: Discovery.
Consulting & Discovery
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It is important that we understand your needs and requirements for your project. We accomplish this by conducting an interview with you to identify your goals. This process happens during a series of collaborative meetings with you and our team to collect critical information that helps us move to the next step of defining solutions.
Once we have identified the goals and requirements for your project, we review the key points and provide important technical and functional analysis. At this point, we understand what you need and proceed to answer the question of how we will build it for you using the best solutions, tools and technology, based on our technical experience.
At this point in the process, we have answered the What? and How?, but there are many factors to consider, including budget and time. The specific deliverables for the discovery phase vary by project and we agree on all terms, together, before the project kick-off. Typical items include a high level functional requirements document, a project plan, and a cost proposal for complete system delivery.
Upon successful completion of the Discovery Process, we provide you with a comprehensive document called the Project Plan. This plan contains all of the requirements, goals and functional/technical specifications needed to build your project from start to finish. This document captures the high-level details of the project, to include: project vision and scope, user functionality, and basic user stories or detail for expected user tasks, as well as the plan for Quality Assurance and User Acceptance Testing.
Roadmap for Success
The Project Plan document is utilized by our design and development team as a roadmap for project completion. It contains every expectation that you have for your projects and provides a plan that our in-house design and development teams follow. It is basically a document that tells us what we need to build and gives you all of the detail on what you can expect as a final delivery.
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With the world switching to viewing websites on mobile devices, I knew I needed an updated and responsive website, but I was hesitant on getting a new website designed. I thought the process would be confusing and difficult for someone like me who doesn’t have a background in design or coding. Thankfully the WebDevStudios team made the process very easy. Kevin McClelland /The Sports Geek
Thank you to your team for such excellent work. This project was our first project together, but it felt like we were already long time partners. What a fun, professional group of people you have over there. Mark Junkunc /Uber Technologies, Inc.
Lisa, Brad and the entire team at WebDev are friendly, honest, and always bring great solutions to the table. We’ve been really impressed with their development team’s level of professionalism and expertise. They did a great job on building Crime Feed and we’re looking forward to launching more projects with WebDev this year. Jessica Wolfley /Discovery Communications
WebDevStudios grasped our vision and executed on time and on budget. This was a major overhaul, and we hit a few speed bumps, but it was way more smooth of a process opposed to previous relationships with other developers. Everyone we worked with was helpful, friendly, and proactive in communicating with us. They felt like a true partner and not hired help. Ben Koo /The Comeback
From project scoping and management, all the way through development, to knowledge transfer and support, WebDevStudios delivered excellent service! Their team has excellent technical skills and solid communications practices. They never missed a deadline. WDS made our vision to create the INPUT iCenter a reality. Randi Haran /Information Services History Company