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Discovery, Design

& Planning Package

Think of software as a living, breathing organism that needs to be taken care of over time. This organism needs special skills to define, build, evolve, and grow. You, the owner of the software, are the torch bearer with the vision, but you can’t win this battle without a formidable force behind you—the software planning and development team.

Average Cost: $7.5K
Average Time to Complete: 30 working days
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Why it's important...

If you feel well-prepared, it may be difficult to see why this package could be worth your while. You may see more value in putting your money directly toward development. However, as proven many times over, this step in the beginning will create a huge pay off during the development phase of your software project. If the DDP isn't done, you may spend way more on technical debt in the later stages.

The purpose of the DDP engagement is to create a detailed front-end design, complete clickable prototype to navigate through the user experience, technical design, and implementation plan for your software project. You’ll know exactly what you’ll get before we ever write a line of code. We’ll know we’re building the right thing, the right way.

This is why we require the DDP engagement before moving forward with any fixed-rate projects. We cannot give you a completely accurate scope without going through this process - the devil is in the details.

Underestimating the importance of up-front planning and it’s lack thereof is the number one culprit for failed software projects. As a wise man once said, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” If things are planned well, half the battle is already won. Planning grows your software in a methodical, controlled way. On the other hand if things are not planned well, your software project will grow like an uncontrolled weed.

Thankfully, with some understanding of the planning process, you can save thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of time and stress by going with software best practices - the Discovery, Design and Planning engagement.

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The package includes:
  • Definition of business values

  • Functional requirements

  • Technical requirements

  • API Integration Documents

  • Format easily uploaded to Jira

  • Technical design and architecture diagrams

  • End-to-end clickable UI mockup

  • Flow map

  • Project roadmap

  • Project timeline

  • Resources required

  • Fixed Estimate

6 components to software planning &estimation

With planning and estimating software, there are several components that will need to be defined and understood before starting development. The following components will serve as a source of truth to all parties involved. It will allow you to ensure that everyone has the same vision when picturing the application in its finished state.
The biggest misconception about software estimation is that any developer can accurately estimate software. Our most accurate software estimations come from a select few who have over ten years experience with development and have a deep understanding of system architecture.

6 components to software
planning & estimation

With planning and estimating software, there are several components that will need to be defined and understood before starting development. The following components will serve as a source of truth to all parties involved. It will allow you to ensure that everyone has the same vision when picturing the application in its finished state.
  • Integrations
  • Requirements
  • User stories
  • System architecture & user flow diagrams
  • UI/UX design
  • Ongoing costs
The biggest misconception about software estimation is that any developer can accurately estimate software. Our most accurate software estimations come from a select few who have over ten years experience with development and have a deep understanding of system architecture.

Our customer feedback is a reflection of the quality we deliver

“AppEvolve developed an effective communications protocol to hit our milestones on the path to launch. They created regularly-scheduled core meetings and added supplemental meetings as we ramped up development. In addition, quick response emails allowed us to discuss and resolve any issues as they arose in real time.”

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Gary Turnbull
Owner, Crewboss

“The AppEvolve team was a pleasure to work with. Excellent communication skills, friendly, went above and beyond expectations, delivered quality code with uncanny attention to detail, and much more! Will absolutely hire again for my next project.”

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Amir Feinsilber
CEO, Realty Pass

“I've built payment apps, real estate apps, and educational apps. I have never worked with a group that has been so concise, focused, and talented as Jason and Patrick. They understood the objectives and developed a full strategy with milestones, deliverables, and very clear user flows.”

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CEO, Tell Me Your Goal

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