You need a plan!
Before you start any project
90% of Product Failures are Avoidable!
Teams often build products without fully understanding what they’re building, or why. The result is thousands (in some cases millions) of dollars wasted developing the wrong product for the wrong market. This contributes to a high percentage of product failures, but you can avoid it!
That is why we have a Roadmap Workshop at the start of every project
The Roadmap Workshop
It’s a consultation intensive between our team and yours before development, where we lend our expertise on the tech driven solution or product you are trying to build. It’s customized to you, so we can get to the heart of the problem you’re trying to solve, estimate your development costs correctly, and help you build the right solution, the first time.
The result is a project that is accurately estimated, thoroughly visualized, prototyped and tested before a single line of code is ever written.
The Roadmap Workshop is a customized workshop between our team and yours. Typically they are two weeks long, but workshops vary depending on the complexity of your project. Sometimes you might need more time, sometimes less.
“The Roadmap Workshop was excellent. It gave us a better idea of what we wanted to deliver. I’ve already recommended A.Y. Tech’s roadmap workshop several times.”
Rob Stewart, Founder of Rockstart Media
Reduce Risk and Estimate Accurately
Software development firms have been focusing on speed for a long time. As a result many project get started so fast, no one has any idea why or what they are building. When you move that fast, you will lose clarity, but if you slow down just a little bit you can see things as they are and estimate accurately. At the end, that will reduce risk and increase the overall effectiveness.
How it works
Roadmap Workshop has 5 stages. Discovery, Product Fit and Market Analysis, User Stories and MVP Prioritization, Design and Prototyping, User Testing.
During the Discovery Phase, we get to know how your business model works and what you’re trying to achieve with your new product (whether it’s a web app, mobile app or integration).
We need to fully understand the motivation behind the product and the audience you are building for.
Product Fit and Market Analysis
Here we focus on product/market fit. So many products are built incorrectly for their audiences, or for the wrong audience altogether.
We ask the question, “is this the right solution to the right problem?”
User Stories & MVP Prioritizing
By describing your product in key “user stories” (A.K.A. Features) our development team can better understand your product’s requirements.
Once we have the complete picture of what it will do, we can prioritize those features for an MVP release and start designing how it will work.
Design & Prototyping
Our design team visualizes your product with prototyping tools to create clickable prototypes that look and behave like the real thing. By visualizing your product, you know exactly what is being built and what to expect.
The final stage is to put your clickable prototype into the hands of your target audience. Testing saves time and money by identifying errors or confusion before development, when changes are easier to implement.
It’s Risk Free
If you aren’t happy with the Roadmap Workshop by the end of week one, just let us know and we will refund your money with no questions asked.
“We appreciated A.Y. Tech’s willingness to tackle the challenge with as much vigor as they did. It was a big, unknown task to be performed in a short timeframe and we valued their eagerness in taking it on.”
Matt Toner, CEO of Biba Ventures
Workshop Pricing and Packages
User stories and Technical specs
Our starter package includes the discovery meetings and essential user-story creation to prioritize an MVP.
Low Fidelity Visualization
Includes discovery meetings, user-story creation and a low fidelity, clickable prototype to start usertesting your product.
High Fidelity Visualization
Includes discovery meetings, user-story creation and a high fidelity, clickable prototype and user testing of your product.