Discovery workshops

Development-ready digital product backlog in two weeks through an all-remote process

Define your own MVP backlog

Agile discovery phase

Kick-start your software development project in a single discovery sprint

The discovery phase is one of the most important stages in a software development life cycle.  We often refer to it as Sprint 0 – an intense week or two focused on planning, defining product strategy, expectations and in-depth analysis of goals ahead. From basic analysis through draft mockups to clear development outline.

With the development team & Client stakeholders at the same table, we get everyone on the same page about the application we’re about to build.

Jessica Johansson

Senior Omställningskonsult

The discovery workshop was really helpful and constituted a good start to the project. In just 3 days, we managed to hold all the discussions necessary for the team to gain an in-depth understanding of what the project is all about and to plan works.

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Discovery sprint preparation

Before we dive deeper into project analysis, we gather information necessary to make the most of the workshop meetings.

Market research

We check for current trends in your field and industry.

Technology check

If you came to us hoping to build your solution with a specific technology in mind, we’ll cross-reference your initial brief and suggest possible tech stack configurations.

Team setup

We assign an initial product team to your discovery workshops, usually consisting of a Product Owner, a Tech Lead and a UX Designer.

Gather questions

We note down all the “whys,” “whens” or “hows” we can think of, to make sure we understand the context before we build.

Onsite or remotely
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Discovery workshop sessions

In 3–4 workshop sessions, we use various product design techniques to help us define your digital product.

User personas

We describe the users on the receiving end of the software to make sure we design for a seamless user experience.

Process mapping

Step-by-step, we go through each process element we’re about to incorporate into the software, to gain an in-depth understanding.

User journey

Having the process mapped, we define each user’s journey through the system, paying special attention to the goals underlying each action.

User stories & features

We describe in detail the emerging features & prioritize the backlog into must-haves and nice-to-haves for the initial launch.

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Development-ready project backlog

After the workshops, our team sits down to structure all of the insights into a detailed development outline.

MVP development backlog

We prioritize all the features and put them in the correct order to implement small stages of the product faster.

Project roadmap

A complex overview of the work’s aims, essential milestones, key deliverables, dependencies, and possible risks. All in the most straightforward document which drives you through the crucial project pieces.

Project milestones

Specific points on the project’s timeline which behave like indicator lights. Their role is to indicate the completion of a task or step, when the next iteration is due, or whether the project is progressing as planned.

Technology recommendations

Our role is to adjust the technology tailored to your project so that the solutions do not age with the development of the application.

First mockups or designs

A mockup that is done well at the initial stage of the project will serve us for a long time, facilitate work according to the schedule, and save a lot of work in critical moments of project development.

Discovery workshop team

Who will you work with during the discovery process?

Product Owner

Gathers business contexts and maps processes.

Product Designer

Draws our thoughts and visualizes ideas.

Tech Lead / Solution Architect

Asks the right technical questions and discusses possibilities.

Workshop Lead

Glues it all together!

Meet your own software development team

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Remote discovery workshops

We’ve done more than 10 discovery workshops fully online

We’d love to meet for the workshops offline – show you around our hometown or visit your headquarters where your ideas came to life. When it’s not possible to meet in person – here’s what makes the process easy for everyone involved.

Half-day sessions for focus

Rest time between sessions

Recording sessions

Use of collaborative tools

Live commenting

Tools

Figma

Google Meet

Miro

inVision

Google Docs

Notion

The value of discovery workshops

Discovery workshops benefits

preparing discovery workshop

Fixed-price discovery workshops service for cost predictability

Workshops are a closed product: they are focused on the development, last for a specific period of time and have a fixed price.

No need to continue development after the workshop

After the workshops, you can simply use the report for further work without the need to hire us as a partner.

Price reductions if we continue to work together

If you decide to hire us as a technology partner, you can get a discount of up to 50% or a full refund of the workshop costs.

Team dedicated to your success, fully focused on the project

Knowing the context behind your solution – the “whys” behind your digital product – is crucial to delivering a tool that meets the goals set.