Case Study For Product Conceptualization
As a recent development, Softcodeit had the pleasure of building a Novel concept. The client is a very enthusiastic individual with a really good concept that has the potential of being a house hold name in The United States. After receiving all the facts from the client we went to work on converting this inspiring concept into a product, designing the user interfaces and other technical aspects.
We were also able to guide the client in the right direction when converting the ideas into an actual product by discussing the technical boundaries and the way some aspects can be improved by taking different paths.
This application employed rich media technologies to provide a unique experience to the end user. It involved handling rich media content embedded in a flex application which communicated with a web server to retrieve necessary data.
There were three teams engaged in development parallel to each other. A team for flex related multimedia components, a team for the site design and a team handling the business logic and e-commerce aspects of the application.
As this was a growing concept, client needed flexibility to adjust certain aspects of the requirements with his surveys of the changing market trends. This was enabled by freezing only immediate and critical requirements of the specification. Client was free to make changes in other areas. If the change was in an already developed area it was added as a new requirement for future iterations.
The Quality Assurance process was also handled in an agile manner. QA engineers needed to work with the client and the developers more closely than in a conventional development environment. Since there were several versions for single requirement, we needed to document every change as a trail of the original requirement for identification and verification. This was no great feat because of the collaboration tools we employed to track changes.
As of now this product is ready to take its first step towards public viewing as a beta release.