Our Development Process

AppIt Ventures follows a proprietary process specifically designed to reduce common risks associated with any custom software development project. AppIt’s dedicated team members pull from the best practices of both agile and waterfall to ensure our clients’ projects remain as flexible as possible and costs stay within their dedicated budgets.  Our app developers use a blended approach to agile development in order to ensure that your projects are flexible as possible, and that costs stay within your designated budget. This ensures that the final product is exactly what you need, and that it’s built to your exact specifications.

1. DISCOVERY

The purpose of the discovery process is to determine if AppIt Ventures is a good fit for your business needs.  During these initial meetings, you’ll connect with a member of our sales organization to review your business goals, technical requirements, relevant timeline drivers and any necessary budgetary restrictions.

AppIt-VenturesOur Guarantee: We understand we are not a fit for every person we talk with.  We guarantee that we will honestly answer all your questions and point you in the right direction if we aren’t the right person for your job.  If we are a fit to work together, we guarantee that we will clearly explain each next step in the process, so you will always know what to expect.

DELIVERABLE:

Proposal

 

Assuming AppIt Ventures is a fit for your needs, the typical deliverable from the discovery process is a proposal that outlines the suggested next step for working together.

2. INITIAL ENGAGEMENT

​The main purpose of the initial engagement is to build a project blueprint, highlight any project risks or potential development roadblocks that may impact the scope, timeline or budget of your project. We believe the best relationships begin on a solid foundation of clear expectations, and the collaboration during the initial engagement helps us to concretely outline what to expect during development.

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Our Guarantee:
 We guarantee that our initial engagement will reduce project risk in 3 areas: scope, timeline and budget. We will eliminate the variables that can derail a project during development, and we will clearly explain what you can expect every step of the way.

DELIVERABLES:

Detailed 
Requirements

 

This document covers every feature and functionality that will be included in the project, going into granular detail on each feature. The purpose of these detailed requirements will be to specifically describe exactly how the application will be built, minimizing surprises and risk for scope creep, protecting budget and the original design for the application.

Wireframes & Interactive Prototypes

 

AppIt Ventures will work with you to lay out each screen within the application. The wireframes will be basic, no colors, and predominately shapes and place holder text. This is to isolate the focus on the screen layout, while also protecting the scope and features defined in the Detailed Requirements. We will then create a clickable prototype of all wireframes to demonstrate the flow from one screen to another – all intended to gather feedback and ensure a world-class user experience.

Project
Research

 

Throughout the initial engagement, AppIt Ventures will complete all research, including hardware and application programming interfaces (APIs), to ensure that any developer on the project has a complete understanding of how to fully integrate the new software with any existing software and hardware. This research will highlight any potential risks, development roadblocks, or areas for scope creep before development begins. Any risk areas will be highlighted and discussed before project approval.

Price Quote & Project Plan/Timeline

 

This document covers every feature and functionality that will be included in the project, going into granular detail on each feature. The purpose of these detailed requirements will be to specifically describe exactly how the application will be built, minimizing surprises and risk for scope creep, protecting budget and the original design for the application.

3. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Our team will develop your application to the exact specifications listed in the detailed requirements we’ve created together. By this stage, project risks have been identified and reviewed, with clear expectations set ahead of time. During this part of the process, our team will follow a predefined sprint cycle and will provide regular updates on progress.

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Our Guarantee:
 We will deliver the product we said we would deliver. We will keep to our word and we will deliver the product we promised in the timeframe we promised.

 

DELIVERABLES:

Predefined  Sprints

 

Each development cycle is broken down into predefined sprints, followed by a period of testing and bug fixes. AppIt Ventures will review each sprint deliverable individually and correct any known issues before handing over to your team in order to ensure the smoothest testing experience possible.

Quality Assurance

 

Every application we build goes through a rigorous internal and external testing process. AppIt Ventures will provide your team with a dedicated testing environment to ensure that every aspect of the application functions as expected and meets all acceptance criteria and software and business requirements.

Deployment and Launch

 

AppIt Ventures will support and guide you through the necessary deployment processes, whether deploying an internal application to necessary stakeholders or launching a mobile application to the proper store. AppIt has successfully built and deployed over 350 applications to varied environments worldwide, and our clients benefit from our broad range of experience in deployments and launches.