Understanding the Problem
One of the biggest challenges you face when building software is to know what features to include. Using tools like Jobs-to-be-done Theory and Design Sprints, we help you determine the features you need to meet this need. We learn everything we can about what you’re trying to achieve. We explore what people are doing when they turn to your app. We want to know what they are feeling, what their motivations are, and why they’ve decided to use your app. We want to know so much about the problem that we could make a documentary about it.
Make it Real
With a clear understanding of the problem and of what the first steps to solving it are, we begin development. Our goal is to put something real into your hands as soon as possible. The only way to truly understand if a solution is going to work for you is to use it.
A Viable Solution
We avoid building too much or building the wrong thing by keeping the time between deciding to include a feature and using it as short as possible. We make sure our code works by writing tests describing how we expect the app to work first and then writing only enough code to satisfy the tests. Having a robust test suite gives you confidence that your app will work reliably.
Develop in Real-time
As soon as there’s something for you to see, normally within the first week, we provide you with a link where you can see the site live. We call this a staging site. You can begin playing with it. It won’t be complete, but you immediately see the app taking shape. With each addition we make, our work is automatically deployed to the staging site.This means you will always have access to the latest. There’s no waiting for us to invite you in for a review. You experience the app comes to life in real-time.
Learn and Prioritize
At the end of the two weeks we pause and review what we’ve done so far. We walk you through the features that we’ve built and gather your feedback. Together, we work through the feedback and prioritize the next round of work. Each iteration adds to the app, giving it more polish. We continue this process until you decide the project is finished for now.