Step 3: Discovery & Proposal
If we feel that we can deliver a great solution at an excellent value for you, we’ll move on to delving into the specific details of the challenges you’re facing, share our experiences, and brainstorm potential solutions; it’s an ongoing process that typically takes 2-4 weeks. While this doesn’t involve financial commitment, it involves a significant commitment of your time and resources. In addition to answering any questions that you may have, the steps in this phase typically include:
- Gathering specific requirements including user types, major features, technology requirements, and major user stories
- Discussing your project with our architects and technical team leads
- Providing you with a formal proposal that includes an estimated cost and timeline
Technical members of our team will meet with you several times over the course of the proposal period to discuss the specifics of your project and ask additional questions they have to make sure we fully understand your requirements. These meetings provide the basis for helping you imagine the best solution possible for your challenges and goals.
We’ll also hold a series of internal discussions with more team members about your project so we can come back to you with the best mix of potential solutions. Because our team members work on diverse project types for clients in a wide range of industries, they bring expertise on the business side of technology as well. Our team members are happy to share their experiences and thoughts with you to make the best solution decision for your company.
The proposal process enables us to prepare a formal proposal that outlines our high-level analysis, approach, design, cost, and timeline. The presentation of this proposal to you concludes the pre-project consulting phase of our customer engagement process.