Building software is hard and most projects fail. Once development begins, mistakes get costlier and fixes get more difficult. Product Kickstart reduces business risk with collaborative workshops and structured deliverables. Ensure your next product is a success.
Uncover valuable insights about your customers, technology, and market. Build a strong foundation to ensure the success of your product.
Workshop & Deliverable
We prioritize goals for your product, technology, and business and make them measurable with specific targets. We also discuss non-goals — the dangerous rabbit holes you should avoid. At the end of this workshop, everyone will be on the same page about what success means.
In the product roadmapping session, our goal is to determine the priorities, interrelationships, and dependencies between epics. We also determine the overall order to build the product. The end result is a roadmap: a live document showing how the product will be delivered.
Create beautiful applications grounded in customer insights. Visualize what your minimum viable product could look like and test it with real users.
Workshop & Deliverable
User Story Mapping
User story maps plot requirements in a narrative format to help you view the user experience holistically without missing key requirements. We prioritize these requirements to make better decisions about adding or cutting scope. This helps in prioritizing near-term and long-term features.
In a design studio, we visually represent the product through sketching and storyboarding. We begin by creating several divergent ideas and work as a group to narrow them down to the most viable solutions. At the end of this workshop, you will have complete storyboards that show how someone uses the product to complete a task.
We’ll craft a prototype that’s not just engaging, but also technically feasible. This gives your team a tangible idea of what your product can look like. The prototype also lets you put a version of your product in the hands of real users. This reveals what’s working and what isn’t.
Understand the technical constraints of your existing systems and receive actionable recommendations for the next phase of work: building the product.
We enumerate the discrete but interdependent relationships between components, systems, digital products, and data sources. Understanding the technical ecosystem provides a more holistic view as well as insights on leveraging new and existing assets.
In this workshop, developers work with product experts and designers to understand product and business rules that affect system design. From these requirements, we develop architectural proposals to extend existing frameworks or perform greenfield development.
Kickstart is Flexible
You don’t have to work around Kickstart, it adapts to your needs. You can jump in at any stage of the process. For example, if your team has already done user and market research, we can pick up the baton and start from the next stage.