Turn a fuzzy project idea into a clear plan.
The Discovery & Design Workshop clarifies your problem, who you’re solving it for, and the next steps to build and support it.
Finding the Opportunity
All software projects are tricky.
To win, you need to understand the business strategy (and resources), the user’s needs, and what’s technically feasible.
If you don’t, your project will be late, over budget, or a total flop.
Discovery work addresses these constraints and gives us a great place to come up with a good project plan.
No more failed projects.
Business Model/Lean Canvas – break down the strategy and opportunity for the business. What is it that makes you unique?
Jobs to be Done/Customer journey map – unpack what the user wants and needs by analyzing their actions, not their words.
Breadboards/Fat marker sketches – share ideas of what’s possible and get a feeling for how your users will interact with your software.
Get 1-3 project proposals for good places to start. These pitches include:
- Problem the project will solve
- How long the project will take and how much it will cost
- Solution overview
- Known risks and rabbit holes
- No-gos — things that are important but out of scope for this batch of work.
By the end you’ll have concrete steps to hit the ground running and you’ll be ready to produce something users can begin using and testing.