With escalating expenses tied to their current solution, it makes strategic sense for the marketing company to invest in a custom solution. Although their ambition to potentially sell the product lies in the back of their minds, the primary goal is to meet their internal requirements. Developing an in-house solution would allow them to streamline their operations, reduce costs, and have greater control over the functionalities they need.
To expedite the development process, the company aims to allocate a dedicated team to work simultaneously on discovery and development. Rather than spending extensive time on product description, technical documentation, and design, they seek to balance by integrating these tasks alongside the development process. By embracing this streamlined approach, they aim to optimize their resource utilization and expedite the delivery of the custom solution. Defining Project Requirements
While the company's initial brief outlines several high-level features they require, further clarification is necessary. To ensure the successful execution of the project, the development team is considering two options:
- Engaging in workshops and conversations with the company to gather detailed information;
- Examining the functionality of their existing solution for emulation.
This careful consideration aims to avoid potential problems arising from ambiguous requirements and ensure a clear understanding of the project scope. Assessing Project Challenges
Ascertaining the difficulty level and the required expertise for the project is crucial for resource planning. By understanding the complexity of the tasks and the necessary skill set, the development team can determine whether they need to recruit highly experienced professionals or if internal research and collaboration can suffice.