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Research, Analysis and Planning

Research

During this phase we learn about your organization, about your strategies, your marketplace and how technology can help you reach your goals.

Techniques:

  • Review of documentation (including organization and marketing plans when available)
  • Review of current system
    • Content
    • Metrics
    • Functionality
    • Messaging
  • Review of competitive or related systems
  • Review of related technologies
  • Requrements gathering

 

Analysis and Planning

Based on the findings from the Discovery phase, we produce documents that serve as the basis for the project. This is an iterative process and will require approval by the client before design begins.

Techniques:

  • Project planning documentation:
    • Overall goals and strategies
    • Definition of success
    • Team structure, roles and responsibilities
    • Timeline with dependencies and deliverables
    • Design brief
  • User types
  • Custom development
    • Overall technical requirements
    • Basic functional requirements
    • Draft information architecture
  • Web-based collaborative workspace
    • All team members have access
    • Notes and messages
    • Milestones
    • Email alerts

Buffer Group, Inc.