“Can’t thank you enough. This new software just saved me 20 hours!”
“Thank you for always thinking ahead… and being kind and gracious in all you do.”
“Your vision for the game and self check-out is spot on.”
The Process: From Idea to Finished Scope
1 Define Problem
Together we’ll review your idea and define the problem you are solving.
2 Narrow Focus
Clarify what matters and what can be saved for later, drilling down to the core idea
3 Iterate Vision
Determine the final vision and segment the larger idea into sections
4 Determine Levels
Separate the levels of people that can access the data.
5 Segment Data
Organize which data goes on which page
6 Structure Database
This is like adding shelves into the kitchen cabinets, so the dishes and bowls can stay in order! But in THIS context we are talking about keeping our data in order.
7 Choose Platforms
Determine how users access the data and with which devices
8 Consider Style
Establish a list of style examples that will inspire the look and feel of this software
9 Finalize Scope
Finish up your software scope, confident, with a clear map of exactly what software you need
What might cause your project to fail?
Inaccurate requirements gathering
Inadequate vision or goal for the project
According to Project Management Institute (PMI), here are two common reasons for project failure.
- Inaccurate requirements gathering
- Inadequate vision
So what is the solution to this?
Just like you wouldn’t build a house without a plan, don’t get software built without a solid plan!
Even if you’re non-technical, I can guide you.
Contact me for a discovery call to see if we would be a good fit.
“Hoping it works” is not a strategy
I was on a call with someone who was explaining how when he got software developed it felt like he was lighting $10,000 on fire, and “hoping it works”.
He was overwhelmed and fearful, because he didn’t know what could go wrong.
Not having a plan is a real problem.
You don’t want to start building a house before you have clear plans, right?
The same goes for software. It’s smart to have a plan so everything is mapped out.
Then you get what you want and make sure you don’t overpay.
Before and After
Before Software Accelerator Playbook: You’re a non-technical business owner, and software development is confusing and frustrating. You want to build software but don’t know the questions to ask, don’t know how to narrow the software focus, and don’t know the terms. You want to make sure your money is well spent and doesn’t go to waste. You want to limit failure, and not be as overwhelmed through the process.
After Software Accelerator Playbook: You have a completed scope, ready to move forward approaching software developers with your idea. Your map is crystal-clear, and your confidence is high. Your time and money will be saved because you went through this process, and you can relax, knowing you have been thorough. It no longer feels like you will be setting your money on fire and just “hoping it works”. Instead, you’ve created a clear target for your developers to aim for and fully laid out your vision.