Dev Sprint Prototyping
Software development is the gateway to profitability, but it can also be risky. What if your product can’t be built the way you originally intended? What if you make a critical early-planning mistake that compromises the entire build?
With dev sprint prototyping, you’ll get the chance to test your product before writing a single line of code—and make sure it’s ready for development.
The Benefits of Dev Sprint Prototyping
With dev sprint prototyping, you’ll thoroughly analyze your idea before you begin building it, analyzing it for risk, and ensuring it’s going to serve your needs. From there, you’ll create a functioning prototype, to help you understand your product idea far better than you could in your own head or on paper.
Dev sprint prototyping offers several distinct advantages:
First, you’ll greatly decrease risk. Instead of discovering critical flaws and potential errors deep into the development process, you’ll be able to find and eliminate them before you ever begin true development.
Better communication and collaboration
With DevOps in place, your team will master the arts of collaboration and communication. You’ll be able to communicate ideas more clearly, and implement them more efficiently, ultimately resulting in less strain and more efficiency.
Time to market
Spending just a few days on research and prototyping can ultimately save you weeks of hard work. That means a faster time to market, and in turn, a faster route to revenue generation.
Agility and flexibility
Dev sprint prototyping is all about agility. You’ll design and develop your next app in an adaptive way, responding to new information and creating a final product that’s worthy of your original vision.
The Dev Sprint Prototyping Process
Here’s how we do it
We’ll start with an initial presentation from you. You’ll provide us your vision of the app, your current ideas, and what you think the critical risks might be.
. With that information, we’ll do a thorough competitive analysis. What other apps like this already exist? Is your app distinguished in some way that could grant it competitive dominance?
After that, we’ll delve into a thorough risk assessment. What could go wrong with this idea? What are its critical weaknesses, and how could it fail? We seek to find every potential vulnerability.
04.Wireframing and outlining
With a better understanding of the product, we’ll begin wireframing and outlining the product, creating a storyboard that describes how the product could function.
At this point, we’ll begin putting together a plan for the project. How many people are needed? How much time will it take? What could go wrong during development?
06. Prototype creation
From here, we’ll have everything we need to create a functioning prototype—a simple version of your app to showcase its core functionality.
With your prototype in hand, we’ll also provide you with our final estimates for the project, including how long it’s going to take, how many people will be required, and how much it will cost. We’ll also have recommendations for how to proceed, based on your competitive environment
Do you have an idea for the next killer app? Or do you have a vision for a product that could revolutionize how your company works? Book DEV.co for a dev sprint prototyping workshop, or contact us today for a free initial consultation!
Our Development Process
Vision & values
2016Research & DiscoveryCustomer research
Expert audits & insights
Current market positioning
2017StrategyStory & personality
Positioning & messaging
Creative brief development
2019Deliver & integrateBrand book & styleguide
Online & mobile
Further brand extension