Startups often wish to save funds by minimizing or entirely skipping the discovery stage, but it is one of the most important reasons why startups fail. The discovery phase is vital and should always come first, and here’s why:
The discovery phase is both a strategy and an instrument of successful and cost-effective product development.
It provides an opportunity for a client and a development team to define a baseline of a future product, document the project requirements, develop optimal technical solutions, and create a project plan.
During the review phase, the team members find errors or defects and fix them so the product meets the requirements defined during the discovery phase.
The discovery phase can be viewed as building the foundation for the success of your product. It defines the future product through its specification, architecture, and design, and enables the project’s cost estimation. In this post, we elaborate on the role of the discovery phase in a project and how it should be conducted step by step.