Methodically articulating your project’s purpose is the most cost-effective way to increase its chance of succeeding. We’ll lead you through the process, take a detailed look at your situation, then craft a flexible plan for success.
Our purpose-driven discovery and planning process starts by eliciting clear, concise answers to these foundational questions:
With these answers in hand, we’ll help you craft a Project Purpose Statement in the form
"We’re building a CRM for independent plumbing businesses to help them convert 40% more of their sales leads into customers."
In our experience, poor alignment around purpose is the most common reason software projects fail. Articulating your purpose with clarity in a single sentence is the first step on the path to success. We'll help you get there.
Even in sophisticated organizations, many project plans look like something this:
Have an idea → Make some assumptions → Get started
A more effective plan for a greenfield project might look something like:
With your project purpose in hand, we’ll customize a rigorous discovery process, using a variety of tools from our tool box. When the discovery is complete, we’ll deliver a blueprint for your success (the outline of which might look a lot like the list above), informed by our experience, and tailored to your specific context.
For live projects, our discovery process focuses less on the original purpose of your product, and more on the objectives of our engagement with you. We will seek to gain a comprehensive, high-fidelity picture of where you stand today along multiple axes, enabling us to deliver as much value as possible in the time we work together.
Our discovery process for a production product might proceed as follows:
At the conclusion of our discovery, we’ll deliver a detailed, comprehensive Discovery Report to guide your development process, during your engagement with Tighten and beyond.