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Every project begins with a good idea, but bringing a project to fruition requires meticulous planning. Initially, the project must be examined from a feasibility perspective.
- What is it likely to cost?
- How long will development take?
- Is there a similar existing system on the market?
- What are the technical challenges, and how difficult will it be to overcome them?
- Will it scale?
Once the basic idea has been assessed and deemed to be feasible, the next step is to understand how the system will work. Every user interaction, every calculation, every screen must be accounted for. Typically design mock-ups and story-boarding are used at this stage, and this activity serves to confirm that both the client and the contractor have a complete understanding of how the system will work. This process usually raises further questions, and some rethinking of certain features is often required at this point. It may seem tempting to avoid some or all of this process, but this one step helps to ensure that the specifications are clearly understood, and saves time, effort and heartbreak later. For larger projects, this step is usually conducted and billed separately. The product of the research will be a detailed specification.
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