How we do Roadmapping
Why you're here
You need a web product built, and you don’t have all the technical skills required to get to first launch (v0.5!). Your product needs a robust platform to handle both changing needs of your team and also grow with your business.
You need software you're proud of, and also need it live before your competitors. You need a platform that's reliable, thoughtfully architected and adaptable. You need to support each role through the software, and manage the complex integrations through user-friendly workflows. You need your users to love the product.
And you'd like to understand what it would take to launch your product. Cost, features, and time.
What is Roadmapping?
Roadmapping is, at its bare minimum, laying out a plan for your project.
It's a discovery phase, during which a thoughtful outsider (us) gains perspective on your idea. Here's what you get:
- Determine core features for MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
- Lay out project timeline and technical recommendations
- Identify high or costly risks to implementation
- Understand your business and values
- Deliverables: a refined estimate and spreadsheet breakdown, meeting notes, recordings, and a proposed timeline to completion
- Bonus: Get a feel of what it's like to work together.
What does the process look like?
1. Regular meetings
We usually meet weekly over 2-6 weeks, depending on your project size and complexity. During these calls we carefully examine all the assumptions you have, gather requirements, and break things down into priorities.
2. Research and clarify assumptions
Between calls, we research any unknowns, and ask you to elaborate or provide materials that help us understand the value of your product or how it's meant to work, industry background, and more. This really helps us estimate, design, and build with what's most important in mind.
3. Estimated time, cost, and technical approach
At the end, you receive all our meeting notes and research, along with any recommendations upon request. This deliverable can be useful for any consultant who would build the project for you. While many clients choose us to do the implementation, it's not a requirement.
4. Get to know the team
During this process, we also get to know you and the product, and are able to plan ahead to assign the right team to design, implement and QA the project.
I'm interested! What's next?
If this sounds like a good fit for you, Contact Us to schedule an initial call.
Typically, we ask for a deposit upfront, and the remainder is due after delivery, or in monthly increments if it's a longer process. The cost is a flat rate determined upfront, usually between $2,000 - $6,000 USD.