Discovery Phase In Software Development

The discovery phase helps elicit, analyze, and prioritize the project requirements. Such groundwork lets you detect and mitigate risks and optimize resources. 
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Software Development Life Cycle

We follow the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Preparation and project planning are important for further SDLC phases to reach cost-effective development. That’s why we cover the Collecting requirements, Analysis, and Product design during the discovery phase

Development Phase

  • Preparation
  • Product design
  • Collecting requirements
  • Analysis

Discovery Phase

  • Development
  • Deployment
  • Testing
  • Maintenance

Why You Need A Discovery Phase

Clear Requirements

The discovery phase is focused on clearing up your business and tech requirements. We single out features to fit your budget and follow industry standards

Optimal Development Costs

The discovery phase is designed to define obstacles that may pop up during product development. Knowing all the risks, we can offer a solution that fits your budget

Architecture Tailored To Goals

With a Solution Architect working on your product, we design architecture from the ground up to make sure it goes along with your business goals from the early stages

Minimized Risks

Your product idea goes through accurate analysis and planning. It means that you get a detailed project estimate and minimize failed deadlines and overpayment

Our Industry Expertise

Our experience along with the knowledge of industry-specific tech and security standards are what give us enough power to build software of any complexity

Feature Breakdown List

You got a list of features and their descriptions. The feature breakdown list contains user stories that explain each feature from an end-user perspective. Based on FBL, we can create a rough estimation and specification

Flow Chart

Flow chart stands for a schematic diagram that shows how users would navigate through the screens. We match the flow chart with the feature breakdown list

Activity Diagram

The activity diagram shows the dynamic aspects of the system. Simply saying, it’s an advanced version of the flow chart that shows the flow from one activity to another

Rough Estimation

The rough estimation is based on the feature breakdown list. It’s a document with a minimum and maximum time to develop the necessary features

Architecture Diagram

An architecture diagram stands for the outline of the system and the relationships and boundaries between components. It provides the overall view of the physical deployment and its evolution roadmap

Design Concept

Having collected your design requirements, our Design team creates concepts for the necessary platforms. In the case of mobile development, we make two design concepts for you to choose from


This document contains user stories with linked wireframes. It also covers tech aspects and describes features in details. The entire development team uses the specification to follow all your requirements and meet expectations


You get a schematic layout of the user interface. Designers arrange primary elements like buttons and images on each screen. If necessary, we create a linked prototype to show the app’s logic

Project Plan

You get a project plan for 1 or 2 sprints. Sprint is a period when a team has to complete a set amount of work. Each sprint lasts two weeks (10 working days). Based on the project plan, the team can start the development

Discovery Phase Development Process

We follow a time-tested methodology to build a working Discovery Phase following your product vision and market demands

Feature Breakdown List

Business Analysts hold meetings with you to discuss business needs, user and functional requirements. After that, the Solution Architect checks the tech feasibility and suggests removing or keeping features to launch faster. You approve the final feature list before moving to the next stage


  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Solution Architect

Rough Estimation

Developers, designers, and QA engineers estimate the feature list for the required platforms. Business Analyst prepares documents with rough estimation — minimum and maximum time needed to develop each feature. You should review the estimate to move on to the next stage


  • Sales Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Engineers
  • Solution Architect
  • QA Engineers
  • UI/UX designer

Team Composition

After getting the rough estimation, we compose the development team based on your requirements — developers, UI UX designers, QA engineers


  • Sales Manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Solution Architect

Concept Creation

Business Analyst gets design requirements, and Designers create concepts for the necessary platforms. We develop variants of several main screens, depending on project requirements. You should revise and pick the final version


  • Sales Manager
  • Software Engineers
  • UI/UX designers