Comprehensive Discovery, Development & Audit of Your Software Product
Working out the preconditions to help you achieve business goals with the help of software product engineering services is at the heart of the Software Product Business Discovery Phase that is the initial software development proposition at Perfectial.
The Business Discovery stage within the Product Discovery at Perfectial is the process of identifying business requirements and technological drivers that helps one to achieve specific business goals. Information gathered during the business discovery will influence all of the following stages of software product engineering and will be used as the basis for a business requirements specification document.
Defining, writing down, and adopting the basic business parameters of the project is the most important task at this stage. Together with clients, we decide on technical and business feasibility of the idea, work out the preliminary scope, and estimate for your idea to come true. After we have clarified the scope and requirements, both the client and the Perfectial team are sure they share the same priorities and pursue the single goal of software product development.
When business outcomes matter, it all starts with the research at Perfectial. At this stage, we investigate the business domain, all the available requirements, the variety of the target audience, context of usage, and other input information to acquire all kinds of functional and nonfunctional requirements. Interviewing stakeholders at this stage is a great way to uncover business goals and figure out how UI/UX design will help businesses to achieve the desired success of their software.
UX Research within the Product Discovery Phase consists of defining the market for a product, its potential users, and product requirements. Common user experience research approaches at this stage include survey research, focus groups, expert interviews, stakeholders interviews – all together or partially. All of these activities will be carried out to form the final vision that will be at the heart of your product’s Proof of Concept (PoC).
All software product and technological innovation starts with an idea that should be thoroughly thought out, elaborated, and visualized – a concept to be lived out in a prototype. This stage is all about software product conceptualization into a Proof of Concept that makes your idea a more perceivable one to test.
After we have identified product’s main features and determined the look and feel of the system, we can take it a step further. At this stage, the main objective is to prove in what way the concept will work, affirming that the idea stands up within the business reality. From the technological point of view, PoC helps detect technical risks, such as the performance of a product or its ability to integrate with existing systems or products. With the help of PoC, we will also determine whether the scope agreed over the course of analysis is enough to complete the project.
Taking into account business needs a client has at this specific time point and the scope agreed upon in the previous stages, deliverables may range from a simple mockup or a click-through model to a fully interactive PoC, simulating one or several features of the end-to-end solution:
Requirements Engineering within the Product Discovery Phase is an integral part of the Quality Assurance Program at Perfectial. We consider quality not as an added value but as a must for the promising start of your software product. At the stage when a product exists in a form of a Proof of Concept, it is critical to verify its feasibility, minimum functionality available, and possible risks that further development will have on a full-fledged software program.
Analyze, configure, and manage – Perfectial is fully capable of tackling the toughest technology challenges and helping your software become market-ready. We define quality goals & criteria, identify applicable testing procedures, and prepare the work environment along with QA specialists, hardware, and infrastructure. Thus, requirements engineering within this stage is not only about elaboration of requirements, but also about their qualitative component first and foremost.
With the help of Requirements Engineering at this stage, we form preferable conditions for your software to correspond to all the technological requirements, smoothly integrate it (if required) with the existing software systems, and meet all the quality requirements to engage the hearts of your future users.
A software development project launch is directly proportional to the qualitative composition of the business analysis stage. The more time and energy dedicated towards perfecting this stage, the smoother the overall development will proceed. Within the Product Development Phase at Perfectial, we differentiate several steps with each stage involving specific tasks to perform.
Assuming that the Business Analysis stage was preceded by Business Discovery with the corresponding background info gathered, specified stakeholders, and discovered business objectives, the Business Analysis stage will consider the following activities:
Each step within the business analysis phase may be longer or shorter, depending on the type of project.
The possible deliverable at this stage will be documents like business case document, scope definition document, delivery plan, use cases with functional and nonfunctional requirements. In the course of the development, business analyst update or repackage requirements to facilitate implementation based on feedback obtained from the development team.
Development activities aimed at providing a memorable and successful user experience with a rational user interface will not only make your users accomplish set business goals with your software but will also make them interact and come back again and again. At this stage, Perfectial’s experts focus on the system’s communication with a user, working out smooth animations, transactions between interface states, quickly visualizing basic flows and the overall structure of a service.
With a due focus on implementing the functionality and exposing features of a system through a user interface, we create usability for the system by wrapping it into a fancy and pleasant visual identity. Not only functional but usable, not only usable but visually appealing, not only appealing but innovative – this is our approach to creating enjoyable, innovative, and engaging software products.
Through almost a decade of successful technology cooperation, Perfectial helps businesses empower their ideas with software products that really matter. With software product engineering services, Perfectial’s highly-skilled, in-house managed team of software engineers will help you establish software development process, adjust your development for better outcomes, and enhance your software with innovative technology. Building advanced software engineering products tailored for the particular type of business is our biggest mission and business passion.
If your company requires software engineering support, Perfectial offers cost-effective and cross-functional software product development to help you make a bright Tech Start with minimum viable product (MVP). Helping you find your market, find loyal users, and test your ideas with MVP will help you find the correct investors or partners.
For further product development and customization, Perfectial offers its brightest technology talents and modern high-tech facilities to create a dedicated software development center. Perfectial helps businesses ensure concrete alignment with the client’s business processes, following all the corporate policies, sharing business responsibilities, and offering explicit software development support. To ensure your modern business keeps pace with technological advances, within the Perfectial’s development center you will have complete access to our innovative R&D services.
Depending on the type of the software product engineering services you would prefer, the outcome of the technological cooperation will be:
The software development process at Perfectial has a very significant key motive going throughout all the stages of the software crafting and it is quality with its assurance. The matter of quality at Perfectial is above software testing itself and concerns ensuring quality at the company level and quality control within the project level.
Quality Control at the Product Development Phase has numerous processes and activities to present customers with flawless software for their evaluation. Each Quality Control activity adds a unique value to find defects as early as possible to prevent any possible malfunctions. QA leads define quality strategy for the entire project and revise it as the project evolves.
At Perfectial, we apply Manual and Automated Testing techniques to ensure the quality of the software product we deliver to our customers and are not only providing testing services, but applying thoughtful testing methodologies and tools with the divergent and most effective approaches to testing and test design.
Under Quality Control process deliverables, we consider the agreed documents, scripts, and testing-related data we provide our clients with over the course or at the end of the Software Product Development Phase. At Perfectial, we differentiate the following types:
First and foremost, the key to success when dealing with software is quality requirements management. The most basic form of business audit is accomplished in several days and will give you a profound understanding as to the potential issues that may exist when product development starts and a high-level assessment of the correspondence of your solution to the business requirements.
With a team of experienced business analysts, project managers, and quality specialists in-house, we are able to identify and locate potential issues as to the software business requirements to help our clients make the corresponding changes before product development starts. Moreover, with the set of Perfectial’s business audit services, the development team will be able to improve quality and the relevance of solutions and supervise their implementation to solve those business challenges.
Perfectial will grant you with a detailed report that strictly identifies and enumerates project requirements that are incomplete, project requirements where the data is inappropriate, and project elements that have not been kept up as well as summarizes the overall compliance to the software product development process. Usually, in terms of business deliverables, we speak of:
Businesses do go out of date. Every now and then, each application has to be revised. If you would like to keep up with the fancy design trends, always be mobile-friendly, and provide users with a great user experience, User Experience Analysis (UX Analysis) is what Perfectial can offer you for such purposes.
We offer a range of UX services such as research, wireframing, information architecture, and UX testing to evaluate applications, identify possible design flaws, and fix potential issues. Together with the Perfectial UI/UX team, we will proceed from you with a business strategy, audience, and value proposition by mapping it on the key principles of the successful UX. Reviewing key screens of your software, we define critical UX challenges along with a detailed plan for UI/UX improvements.
Perfectial’s specialists provide you with the detailed usability testings outcomes and user experience assessment documents that will contain analytical data on:
In terms of the Software Audit services, Perfectial differentiates two stages to embrace the maximum possible issues with your software: software architecture analysis and source code review.
Software architecture is a solid foundation that has to perform as expected as well as be secure and manageable. Here at Perfectial, we believe in the best practices of reliable and flexible software design and architecture. With years of dedicated experience, our engineers are well skilled to analyze the structure of the application and make the corresponding changes so you can take full advantage of the software that you own.
Source code review is a deep and diligent code analysis that is required to better understand the technological needs for a soft improvement. The source code of your software and its relevancy might affect your system’s security, speed, and functionality. Perfectial helps you uncover any security flaws that might exist within the source code of the application. Our expert focus is on identifying the risks and vulnerabilities of the code and provide you with the best possible solution in both efficient and cost-effective manner.
At this stage of software Product Audit, we provide our clients with:
Quality Audit is an independent, third-party review of your software quality and performance. Objective quality audit process from the Perfectial’s QA specialists will ensure you are completely on a safe and high-quality side with the software you plan to develop, release, or acquire.
The most effective way to manage quality cost is to prevent defects in the early stages of a project’s life cycle. Sometimes quality control is even more crucial when it comes to the evaluation of the software you are about to acquire. Over the course of the quality audit, our proven experts know their way around testing dedicated applications, identifying potential bugs, and finding the best practices and solutions.
At the end of the software Product Audit stage, you will be provided with a thoroughly documented and detailed document containing bugs, defects, or potential threats found during verification in order to have sufficient details to apply preventive actions.