Is it possible to build a durable house without a project and blueprints? Is it possible to assess the cost of its construction without an estimate? Of course not, you might say. Indeed, unless we’re talking about a village hut, no one would even think of building a house without blueprints.
Nevertheless, when creating mobile and web apps, customers very often overlook such an important stage as design. This leads to conflicts with developers, discrepancies in expectations and, as a result, project failure, wasted money and time.
Let’s tell you how we succeed in creating cool mobile and web apps.
Just as a good house can’t be built without a project and blueprints, so too a good application can’t be developed without detailed specification. A project concept (also known as Terms of Reference or a Design Document in mobile games) is exactly where you need to start developing any product, and this is the first thing we start with each client. Without a project specification, it is impossible to accurately estimate the cost and terms of project development.
Terms of reference (ToR) are a document that contains a detailed description of the future product from various angles: the conceptual side, usability and use cases, and technical requirements. In the created ToR, our specialists often include schemes for the screens of the future application, which simplifies perception.
Our services for the development of ToR are provided by specialists of the highest qualification and with experience in various fields. They can see optimal solutions where others can’t.
Each ToR has its own structure, but in general, we can highlight the main sections:
On average, terms of references consist of 20–40 A4 pages. At the end of ToR, our specialists provide a calculation of the cost and timeline for the project.
Polygant allocates a project manager to maintain ongoing contact with the customer, learning the details of the desired application and proposing certain solutions. If necessary, he can involve more specialised professionals not only from the technical but also from the legal side in the development of ToR.
The project concept document is prepared in Google Docs, which we immediately provide access to. Thus, the customer can monitor the preparation of this.