Discovery phase

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The development starts with the discovery phase. This stage supposes gathering and analyzing data about a project, its prospective market, and target audience. This phase allows getting an exhaustive and deep understanding of the purposes, scope, and challenges.

Besides, it helps to find the best solutions, both from a business and technical point of view. It includes researching and scoping a project by a team of business analysts, project managers, UX/UI designers, and software architects. At Code&Care this phase takes from four to six weeks.

Why Does A Project
Discovery Phase Matter

The discovery phase requires quite a lot of work and coordination, but it is a vital part of putting together a successful plan.

With so many different moving parts and elements, it is extremely important to set expectations ahead of time before getting down to business. But what other benefits do the research phase of a project offer?

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Why Should You Start Your Project With the Discovery Stage

The research phase of the project helps to decrease risks and minimize costs, as well as to guarantee that the product is ideally suited to the market from a technological point of view.

The discovery phase is a good idea for both startups and established businesses.


Roles & Responsibilities

During the discovery phase, a team of business analysts, software architects, UX/UI designers, project managers, and stakeholders work simultaneously to maximize the efficiency of the requirements capture process.

Business Analyst

A business analyst is a specialist who decompounds business processes and creates optimal solutions, collects requirements and forms them correctly, solves logical problems of the system, finds solutions together with the team.

Software Architect

A software architect takes care of the design of the project architecture and selects the best technology stack.

UX/UI Designer

A designer is responsible for developing the prototypes of the future solution.

Project Manager

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We adapt to the needs of each project and are ready to help you according to your needs. If you want to improve your mobile Internet, we can develop a reliable, fast and light financial application for your company.

Main Stages of the
Discovery Phase

During the 4-6 weeks it takes to accomplish the discovery phase, we run requirements elicitation sessions with the team every 2-3 days.

  • Stage 1 Business Goals Definition

    Your goals determine what features are included in the product. At this point, the business analyst will sit down with you and other stakeholders to discuss your vision and goals. Note that, if necessary, a business analyst can do a separate study to find out if there is a market for your product and analyze the competition in your niche.

  • Stage 2 Market & Competitor Analyzing

    The discovery team explores the way competitors handle similar challenges and monitor actual market trends.

  • Stage 3 Customer Journey Map

    UI/UX designer visualizes the customer journey and business process to make sure there are no gaps in customer experience.

  • Stage 4 UX/UI Mockup creation

    At this stage, we will create wireframes. Thus, you will be able to see the structure of your product and get a better idea of what kind of user experience it will provide.

  • Stage 5 Development Guidelines

    Technical expert based on the results of the previous stages creates software infrastructure. It includes architecture diagrams, API endpoint designs, and component diagrams

  • Stage 6 Deliverables Finalization

    We prepare all documentation, reports, and other results. Typically, we conduct another workshop with the client and other stakeholders to communicate the results of our research, explain the proposed strategy, and propose a step-by-step plan for the development of the system.

Advantages Of
Discovery Phase
You'll Get

  • Risk Reducing

    Risk Reducing

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  • Accurately Estimate the Project Budget

    Accurately Estimate the Project Budget

    We create a reliable Blockchain application so that there is less chance of data falsification, ensuring greater accuracy and transparency of the entire process of Blockchain technology.

  • Risk Identification

    Risk Identification

    The discovery phase is a way to take the indeterminacy out of the development process. A clear understanding of needs, purposes, and expectations ensure more precise estimations.

  • Better Solution

    Better Solution

    It allows the team to get a clear realization of the primary drivers of the project, leading to more comprehensive analysis and insight-driven decisions.


The Discovery Phase
Artifacts You'll Receive

Here is a list of the artifacts you can get at the end of the discovery phase. You may get some or all of the results listed below. It depends on many factors, including the stage of development, project goals, collaboration pattern, and available resources.

UI/UX Mockups

A mockup is a static, high-fidelity simulation of a finished product that provides the visual appearance of a product design, including typography, iconography, color, and overall style. Where prototype focuses on interaction design, layouts define how users will interpret the brand through its visual identity.


Software Requirement Specification

A software requirements specification (SRS) is a description of the software system that is being developed. A software requirements specification establishes functional and non-functional requirements and can include a set of use cases that describe the user interactions that the software must provide to the user for a perfect user experience.


Business Process Diagram

A business process diagram is a visual representation of one of your main business processes. It shows on the screen what happens when data is transferred from one task to another until it is completed.


Detailed Estimate

A detailed estimate is a meaningful document that provides you with a complete cost breakdown for your project. He divides the entire scope of work into elementary parts - features. Each feature is assessed separately by our cross-functional teams.


Software Development Proposal

The Software Development Proposal (SDP) is a description of the software development procedures and software life cycle(s) to be used to satisfy the software development process activities. SDP includes user story, architecture concept, mockups, project plan roadmap, development cost proposal, required team members, terms.


Why Choose Us?

Using a feature-rich project management system, we allow our valued clients to manage their projects, enabling faster execution, collaboration, and better management.
We remain focused on providing quality and professionalism to our clients and their clients.
  • Clear Code

    We write clean and forward-looking code, taking into account the product's needs for scalability and fast request processing


    Each part of the project starts according to the planned budget and schedule, with all the necessary technical details that are documented, monitored, and very well communicated.

  • Transparency

    The project management structure is tailored to each project to provide a clear understanding of the project status and needs at any stage. All team members are engaged in communication.

  • Cost-Effective Development

    We provide our clients with innovative and cost-effective business solutions through the quality discovery phase.

Choose the Suitable Model
of Collaboration


The team includes a business analyst, project manager, and software architect. UX/UI Designer may be optionally involved for mockups creation. Everything depends on the project’s needs.

As a result, at the end of the discovery phase, you will get

  • business analysis
  • tech pack
  • mockups
  • The final price varies





    The final duration varies


    4 Weeks


    6 Weeks

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    • What happens next?
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      Sales manager contacts you within one business day to gather your high-level requirements.

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      We sign an NDA to protect your idea.

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      A pre-sale business analyst maps out an approximate timeline and gives you an estimate.

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      If you omit the discovery phase, you may experience communication issues with the development team and misidentification of requirements. As a result, the team may develop something different from what you planned to release. In addition to this, you may overlook the identification of major risks and/or opportunities, leading to serious underestimation.

      There are two cases. First, the development team has all the necessary documents for successful development. This may be when the required documentation has been prepared by another vendor or staff member of your company, and you just share it with the development team. Second, the team does not create a product from scratch but makes small adjustments to it.

      The development team typically includes the following members: Project Manager. UX/UI expert. Business analyst. Technical expert. In an ideal world, a similar team from the client-side would also be involved in the discovery phase

      Usually, at Code&Care it takes from four to six weeks.