Discovery Phase Service for Software Development Projects

A discovery phase service for a software project is a research and planning process before the project begins, during which all stakeholders in the development process determine the main goals of the project, the scope of work, deadlines, and user experience expectations. As a result of this stage, you get all the documentation needed to launch the development process – Software Requirements Specification, development plan, detailed estimates, UI/UX concept, etc.

Why start your project with a Discovery Phase

Validate your business hypothesis
Validate your business hypothesis
Plan and create a concept of your project, and test it in real-life scenarios to make sure it flies after the development
Estimate resources
Estimate resources
Get a detailed estimate for every activity, integration, and feature for your project development
Get insights on your niche
Get insights on your niche
and a clear vision of your future product. Our business analysts with 5+ years of experience in the industry are research experts that are always aware of current trends
Get tech expertise
Get tech expertise
when you don’t have an in-house engineering team. Get insightful IT consultations from our business, development, product design and quality assurance experts
Lead to a better solution
Lead to a better solution
Brainstorm ideas with people that have years of experience in building solutions for various businesses and industries
Reduce uncertainty and risks
Reduce uncertainty and risks
Make sure your project is delivered on time and budget, as the development goes according to a plan
Highlight user needs
Highlight user needs
Focus on the user journey and increase your future conversion rate and loyalty to your brand
Improve communication
Improve communication
Get a technical specification that will keep all stakeholders and team members on the same page
Attract investors
Attract investors
A clear development and business plan shows your intentions and allows investors to see the benefits of your future software
Test your vendor
Test your vendor
Watch how your agency handled the discovery phase, and make an informed decision about future cooperation

Mobindustry’s Discovery Phase Team

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Business analyst

Interviews all stakeholders, extract requirements, and creates a technical specification for your project

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Project manager

Estimates the whole development process that includes risks and time for communication, and connects you with your team while managing every activity and reporting to you about the progress

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UI/UX designer

Creates a visual and user experience concept for your product by applying best practices of UI/UX design in your particular niche

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Solution Architect

Picks the perfect set of technologies and builds a scalable and maintainable architecture that considers your project’s future growth

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Marketer

Prepares marketing research, competitors analysis and SWOT

The deliverables of Discovery Phase service

What you get during a Discovery Phase
Market and competitors research, SWOT Analysis
Market and competitors research, SWOT Analysis
Get 360-degree research of the current state of your market, its main players, and your niche, positioning and potential risks in this market
Project Mind Map
Project Mind Map
Discover the unique features of your brand through brainstorming ideas around the central core of your business
Software Requirements Specification
Software Requirements Specification
Technical specifications for your product release. It lists out all desired functionality for the future software product
Wireframes
Wireframes
Get a blueprint of your product’s business logic, user experience and user journey through the screens of your software interface and transitions between them
Design concept and style guides
Design concept and style guides
The designers will create a unique feel of your future software based on your current brand identity through colors, typography and visual language
Software prototype
Software prototype
Show the core business logic and idea of your software to your stakeholders, investors or a focus group for UX testing
Product development roadmap
Product development roadmap
Make sure your project is delivered on time and budget with a detailed release plan and a cost estimate
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Get an example of Discovery Phase documentation

Wondering what exactly you’ll get after a discovery phase service for software development? Contact us, and we’ll send you a sample of a full Discovery phase documentation that contains everything a business needs to create software.

Choose your plan

Plan

Choose your plan

Basic

Validate your business idea, get design concept and rough budget estimate for your project

3 weeks

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Opimal

Get basic Software Requirements Specification for your MVP and presice budget estimate

4 weeks

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Full

Get all the documentation for starting development immediately and save on the preparation stage

6 weeks

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Market and Competitors Research
SWOT Analysis
Project Mind Map
Software Requirements Specification
basic functionality
detailed functionality
Wireframes
Design Concept and Style Guides
6 main screens
6 main screens
Clickable Prototypes + Animation
Product Development Estimate + Roadmap
rough estimate
precise budget estimate
precise budget estimate and detailed project plan

Basic

Validate your business idea, get design concept and rough budget estimate for your project

3 weeks

Opimal

Get basic Software Requirements Specification for your MVP and presice budget estimate

4 weeks

Full

Get all the documentation for starting development immediately and save on the preparation stage

6 weeks

Why choose Mobindustry for Discovery Phase of Software Development?

Dedicated team
Dedicated team
Get expertise from BA, PM, UI/UX, and marketing specialists
Agile methodology
Agile methodology
Test your software in the real world and make changes as you go
Continuous integration
Continuous integration
Get a flexible and scalable project fast
Carefully analyzed requirements
Carefully analyzed requirements
Get exactly what you need for your business goals
Perfect architecture
Perfect architecture
Get the best tech solution for your goals and constant server support
Quality control and transparency
Quality control and transparency
Get weekly reports and stay updated at all times

The workflow of Discovery Phase service

1. First contact

We sign an NDA and review the documents for your project if you already have any. At this stage, we also hold an initial interview with you and other stakeholders.

2. Defining business goals

As we learn more about your project, we define your main business goals and expectations for future software development and discovery phase service

3. Defining the target audience

We interview you, learn about your business and study the market to determine the main groups of your target audience

4. Analyzing competitors

We conduct a market and competitor analysis to find your direct and indirect competitors and brainstorm your unique positioning in the market

5. Identifying the feature set

We discover what functionality is required for your product to complete its goals and meet the standards of your specific market

6. Collect project requirements

We gather functional and non-functional requirements like preferred operating systems, supported services, and languages, etc.

7. Create wireframes

We show the core functionality and business logic of your future product through a UX concept that shows simplified screens and transitions between them

8. Create a design concept

We use your existing branding or create a one from scratch to create a unique feel and aesthetics for your future product

9. Document the final Software Requirements Specification

We gather all requirements, specifications, functionality, designs, and concepts into a single document that reflects all your business goals and expectations from your project

10. Timeline and estimate

We estimate each activity and create a roadmap with milestones by dividing the whole project into flexible sprints

Projects that strated Discovery Phase with us

lawyer app
A web application for lawyers
We transformed a web app idea into an advanced Software Requirements Specification
IoT solutions for power bank rental business
Power bank rental system
We analyzed our client’s business needs and created technical specifications for both the iOS and Android applications. We developed wireframes and documentation and estimated the whole project.

Our tech expertise for different domains

Save time and budget on development and get a ready solution that we’ll customize according to your brand and business goals

Why Choose Mobindustry?

We’ve made a long journey to provide the best service for you
12 years on the market
Team of 40+ highly skilled professionals
160+
Projects completed
Over the course of 12 years, we’ve successfully completed projects for businesses of all sizes
120+
Satisfied clients
We’ve worked with over 150 clients. 80% of them have recommended us to their partners
80%
Of clients return for the next project
We’re proud that our clients trust us with their next projects.
3M+
Apps users
We maintain apps that support over 3 million users
88%
Increase
88% increase in active users of our client’s apps in half a year
20%
Revenue growth
About 20% average revenue growth within one year

Our awards and recognition

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Testimonials

Vitaly Zhabchik
Product Manager at Amcon Soft

We worked on a Calendar application with Mobindustry. Mobindustry handled the client-side of the app, while my team worked on the server-side. The Mobindustry team synced with my team and delivered everything on time and on budget.
The Mobindustry team followed a strict technical task meticulously, and when they encountered any inconsistencies in a technical task, they met us halfway through and solved issues without any additional costs.
I was impressed with the communication culture at Mobindustry. Project managers control the whole development process and inform about any issues before they become problems. This transparent and timely communication allowed us to have a smooth and organized development process.

Ramon Rhymes
Founder & CEO, Contracts Rx

They helped build the business architecture and they were just phenomenal at that — their process was crazy. They’re just so in tune with what we’re talking about, that they’re able to stop conflicts from happening on an architectural level.

One of the biggest things about Mobindustry is there hasn’t been rework. We haven’t thrown something away and done something else over — we haven’t had waste and that’s highly unusual. There may be waste that I don’t know about, but it’s never come to me. There hasn’t been a direction that we took and had to reverse on, everything has just been well done.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Your product doesn’t have a market. Thorough market and competitor research will show you the business perspectives so you can safely invest in development knowing there’s demand for your product
2. Users don’t find your product useful. The prototype created during a discovery phase can be tested with a focus group. Gather feedback from the representatives of your target audience and make sure your product is useful.
3. You significantly exceed both your budget and delivery deadline. Technical and business documentation leaves no room for uncertainty: each activity will be estimated with consideration for risks and any unexpected situations.
4. You choose the wrong company to work with. A software discovery phase service is a great way to know your vendor, see how they communicate, how strong their expertise is, and how responsibly they fulfill their duties
5. The technologies your developers choose are incompatible. A technical specification is reviewed by experienced developers who make sure the tech stack is harmonious and has potential for further enhancements and integrations.
6. Your project’s architecture isn’t scalable. A solution architect creates an architecture that can handle the future growth of your user base as well as any improvements, integrations, and new features.
7. It takes too much time and money to support and maintain your project because it uses the wrong technologies. During a project discovery phase, a product is planned from A to Z, and this allows developers to build an elegant solution from scratch, that’s easy to maintain and support further
8. Communication problems lead to project failure. When any issues arise, all team members always have a technical specification that contains every single detail about your project, so you have a clear plan to lean onto.