We’re in this with you, side-by-side, to see it through
We’re going to to do whatever we can to launch you to success. For us, it's not about the code written, it's about the problems solved. And every day we're making strategic design and technical decisions—both big and small—together with you to discover the right solutions for your users and your bottom line combined.
1. Pre-Project Exploration
2. Discover Your Roadmap
If the glass slipper fits, we move into Discovery. We’ll start by gaining shared understanding. (You’ll hear us say that phrase a lot.) That means we all are in alignment about your business, your goals, your users, what to build, etc. We’ll build a story map together, set milestones, maybe test some assumptions through code, or even build a low-fidelity prototype. We’ll put together a project roadmap that visualizes which milestones we believe we should accomplish first, next, and so on, and an appropriate budget to tackle each.
This plan isn’t set in stone, though—it’s preliminary. As we reach each milestone, we’ll have learned a lot. We’ll reevaluate the roadmap as we go to make sure that we are still headed in the right direction given what we’ve learned together.
User Story MappingLearn more about User Story Mapping
Sometimes the problem space is complex enough that we need to go a step further to gain more clarity. Enter prototyping—another tool in our toolkit that allows us to tangibly see the information architecture and flow throughout the product. We’ll use a design tool to put together a low-fidelity prototype that better illustrates the solution we have in mind.Read about what we learn by prototyping
Control Spend and ScopeLearn how we manage your budget
3. Build in Iterations
Our iterations include defining, creating, refining, and releasing to production as often as possible—sometimes daily. This allows us to stay on track, quickly adapt to feedback and new information, and launch the best product possible. That’s kinda jargon-y, so here’s what that actually looks like:
Did you catch that we want to talk to you daily? Hopefully you did, and hopefully that doesn’t make you cringe. You will likely want to talk to us this often as well. We value and respect constant, open communication and tight feedback cycles. We don’t want to make an assumption about something, build working software based on that assumption, wait a week to find out that we were wrong and have to redo that work. It is expensive and we don’t like wasting time and money. We want to fail fast and course-correct even faster. A daily 15-minute standup allows that to happen.
The Design SandwichLearn more about Design and Development working together
After we reach the first milestone, we’ll repeat stages two and three for each milestone that follows. We revisit the roadmap to ensure what we initially planned still makes sense, adjust accordingly, detail what needs to be built to accomplish it, and then design and build the next iteration of your product.
Their communication and dedication to involving the client in the entire process are most impressive. We have daily morning standups where we go over the progress from the previous day, the progress we want to make on this day, and any updates, shifts, or pivots that we want to make.
Founder & CEO, EdTech Startup (Review from Clutch.co)
A look toward the future
As we near the end of your roadmap, we know from experience that your wish list will likely have gotten longer since we started building and learning from your users. Launch Scout can help you draw the line in the sand where we wind down active feature development and step away for a bit. We’ll help you figure out what the future looks like—whether that’s picking up active feature development again, moving into a maintenance phase of work, or helping you to grow your development team in-house—our goal is to launch you and your product to success.