Scoping sessions at Divante
It’s a service created for our clients to help them reduce the risk associated with starting an IT project. The stages of Scoping Sessions allow the client and Divante to know and prepare the project scope, plan its specific stages and define the budget and timeline. This service is not only a meeting with the client and the Divante team.
It’s a more complex process that may last from three to six weeks and consist of several phases that help us to create a proper plan and strategy that takes into account your business needs.
Why is it worth starting every business from scoping sessions?
If your goal is to create progressive web app (PWA) start a product development or IT project you are in good stage.
We recommend participation in the scoping workshops for each of our clients, as it may have a positive impact on the course nd the success of the project.
As a result you can get a MVP (minimum viable product) and the roadmap that will be a visualization of your idea and an action plan in one place.
Our experienced team will help you kick off the project in the best possible manner in order to deliver predictable results.
Timeline and the budget
You’re not taking a bigger risk by investing money in a project that won’t meet your business’s requirements. After workshops you’ll be aware of how much time this project will take and when you’ll see the first results.
" For a client, it is absolutely a must to be able to see the scope, budget, and timelines and plan accordingly. It is also important for us to be able to plan the engagement of appropriate resources on a project and make development a reasoned process. Only with quality planning can we have good control of the project and its outcomes. I’ve heard a saying, “An hour of planning saves 10 hours in development!” This is actually not true, as one hour of planning can save so much more than 10 hours in development. ”
Ecommerce Consultant at Divante
Timeline of the Scoping Sessions
All phases of our Scoping Session service are important because, from the very beginning, you can get to know us better and see if our proposition fits your needs.
Every step is an opportunity to better understand your business goals
and adjust the solution accordingly.
It’s an introductory 30-minute call with our eCommerce consultant. During this phase, we want to understand if this service is exactly what you need at this point and help provide you the best possible value. It is possible we even suggest a different service of ours, that might be a better fit for your specific needs.
We like to start preparing for the workshop phase with a warm-up call. At this phase, we’ll add a tech specialist on our end, in order to give our discussion a proper technical edge. During this call, we’ll establish what form of the Scoping Session will make the most sense for your specific case. After the call, we’re well equipped to confirm the right team composition and approach as well as the deliverables that will follow.
Workshops usually last between one and two business days and are now held online. From the Divante side, there’s usually a Tech Architect, Product Designer, Project Manager, Business Analyst, and Business/eCommerce Consultant. From the client’s team, usually, there are some business stakeholders, Product Owners, and if the project is about integrations, a Lead Developer.
After we’ve finalized our workshops, we need to do an analysis of all the details we’ve gathered. This is where we prepare the final deliverables that will be handed to you.
Scoping Session deliverables
The output of these sessions can include a high-level list of business requirements, the preliminary list of functionalities, UX/UI recommendations, MVP scope and a roadmap with timeline, and estimation.