Do you have a great idea? A simple way to optimize your business or the next big thing on the internet? You can
definitely be proud of yourself, not everyone can come up with something like this!
Having a new idea is one of the best feelings in the world but can also be the beginning of a lot of headaches.
Seeing a project from start to finish is a daunting task - especially if you do not have the required expertise
or skill set. Our services target to help you along this exciting journey. We have a lot of experience in
realising projects and are here to help you in whatever way we can!
No matter what type of idea you have, it is always good to have a strategy on how to see things through. The
actual way is of course project-dependent but experience has shown that it makes sense to structure projects in
the following way.
You have a rough idea what the product is going to be. This is already the most important first step but
nothing you can start work on. You will need a more concrete plan and concept on how to do things. What are
the required resources? What is already available in the market? What are the required tools? Having an
overview of these things can help you decide if the idea is worth further pursuit or if it is just not
feasible at the moment. It might sound tough but it is a lot better to call it a day early than investing a
lot of time and money in a project that already seems doomed before it even fully began.
The project is more concrete, a concept is available and it is understandable that you want to get going as
fast as you can. Still it might make sense to slow down a little and evaluate the situation. Lots of projects
have sounded great on paper but never made it to full production because there are things you cannot
anticipate from just a paper draft. The logical step after having a concept is to try to get something in your
hands as fast and cheap as possible. Such a prototype does not need to be production-ready (nor should it be).
It should however give you an easy way to get feedback and have a new basis for reevaluation. If the prototype
looks promising then this is perfect. But if it already shows problems that cannot be fixed easily it might
once again be time to call it quits. No shame in that, you gave it a shot but it was not meant to be. As
mentioned earlier it simply makes more sense to stop a project early before investing more time and money
without any foreseeable benefit.
The concept phase looked promising, the prototype gave you even more confidence, now it is time to say "All
systems go!". This is the part most people associate with actual development. If you followed this structure
you can build on the experience gathered in the earlier phases. The focus in this phase should be on quality
and delivering the best possible product. You will need experienced developers to shape the final project into
thing you actually dreamt up.
Having a product done and shipped is the most important part of any project but not the end of its lifetime.
Support and maintenance is often overlooked although it can make up quite a big portion of overall time spent.
How do you keep your product up-to-date? Who is responsible and available if things do not work as expected?
Nothing is worse than a product flopping just because no one could take the time to fix a minor bug...
We are here to help you along the way. This might be for the whole journey or just for some parts of it. We
are happy to assist you in any phase and our egos are not hurt if you decide to go with someone else for the
others. You might have some developers with less experience that would like some help with the concept but
feel like they could develop the prototype themselves. Or you have someone to build the prototype but they are
insecure about doing the full product. Just contact us and we can try to figure out a way that benefits you
the most. In the end it is your idea and you should be happy!