IT outsourcing: Java, С#/С++, .NET, Python, JavaScript, React, Go

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 31.05.2021

What is MVP in IT development. Stages of creating an MVP

Introducing a new series of short videos from ITQuick, Inc. In the first season, we described in detail what roles make up the development team and answered customers’ perplexing question, «Why so many people needed for my project?» And in the second season, we answer an even more consequential question: «Why is it so expensive?»

Developing custom software products to meet individual business needs is a more expensive endeavor requiring ample time and financial investment over a longer period of time than those new to it sometimes anticipate. The decision should be taken thoughtfully and deliberately. The client needs to have an idea of the development process and to understand its stages. We present all the necessary information to make these important decisions, including new videos on our YouTube channel.

We will tell you how tasks are set when designing a new IT-product, how the project architecture is born from conception – ideas and process logic, how much time it takes, how technology stacks are selected, how communication with the customer is conducted, and of course how to calculate the approximate cost of the product or service. All these questions lead us to the concept of MVP (Minimum Viable Product) — a product that has minimal, but sufficient features to meet the needs of new startup customers.

Our first video of the new season is devoted to the stages of MVP development.

Stages of MVP development

MVP development is always the creation of something new, which did not exist before. In many ways, this process is similar to constructing a building, when first we think about what we are going to build, for what needs, then we make a project, choose contractors and building materials, bring the project to life and then, if necessary, make some changes.

When working on an MVP, our experts distinguish three main phases:

  • Design (business process design, process design)
  • Production
  • Development

STEP I. Design

1.1 Business design

During the initial interview with the customer, the business analyst discovers what ideas need to be implemented and makes a detailed description of all necessary functions. In other words, the analyst determines the functional perimeter.

Based on this data, a description of user scenarios and screen layouts are created.

1.2 Process Design

  • The next stage involves the inclusion of an architect who develops the general top-level architecture. And also at this stage, the optimal technology stack is chosen.
  • All this gives us a basis for the creation of a top-level development plan and the role composition of the necessary team. And it allows us to give an initial estimate of cost and timing.

STEP II. Production

Unlike a normal construction site, where it’s impossible to make changes to the foundation, in the development of an IT product, the design is iterative. You make a part, test it, change it if necessary, test it again, move on to the next part.  At any moment, you can go back any number of steps and make the necessary changes in the so-called «foundation.»  The entire process is divided into two-week stages for ease of management and transparency. This approach is called Agile.

STEP III. Development

As a rule, you don’t need very highly skilled developers to keep the system up and running. This is usually taken care of by a Junior or Middle-level developer from the customer’s side. Sometimes, if required, we help conduct interviews and find the right person for the customer’s team.

But if you need to modify the software or add additional features, this is where you need Middle+ and Senior developers. And you know we can always be counted on to provide them, if needed!

In subsequent episodes, we will elaborate on each individual stage and tell you about their features and pitfalls, and you will learn how to avoid common mistakes! Follow our episodes and subscribe to our channel!

Thank you very much.

Latest

Reading lists
Seldemirov Aleksandr / 31.05.2021

What is MVP in IT development. Stages of creating an MVP

Introducing a new series of short videos from ITQuick, Inc. In the first season, we described in detail what roles make up the development team and answered customers' perplexing ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 15.03.2021

More than IT outstaffing

Why in ITQuick do we avoid the term outstaffing and prefere to call our services "strengthening the development team?” Perhaps, the problem is the word outstaffing itself. It has ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 11.03.2021

IT-outstaffing: a quick maintenance guide

Tiny toddler told his Dad:“I am puzzled so!Outstaffing! Is it good?Answer is you know!” Launching a new product, reorganizing or scaling a business that requires improving plat ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 14.12.2020

Simfonia — call and share your screen directly from the browser!

Now it is possible to call and share the screen directly from the browser, thanks to the SimFonia platform. Emerging contemporary online business challenges: Weak or no grow ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 21.10.2020

Episode #10. How to become a Senior developer? What experience and competencies is necessary to have?

Senior Developer Who is a Senior developer?At what stage does he join the project?What roles does he interact with?How to become a Senior developer?What competencies for S ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 20.06.2020

Episode #9. Architecture and the role of an Architect in an IT project. Architecture and the role of an Architect in IT.

We start discussing the expert roles that are directly related to development.An IT Architect is a role that decides what an information system will ultimately look like.At the in ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 07.06.2020

Episode #8. Who is a Project Manager (PM) in an IT projects? The role of a Project Manager (later in the text — PM).

In order to demonstrate how important the role of PM is, we will talk about one project that allowed us to acquire very important insights regarding this role. Example (WO) ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 18.05.2020

Episode #7. Who is a Business Analyst in an IT project? The role of a Business Analyst.

Often our customers do not understand why this role is needed if there is a Product Owner with industry expertise and quite good understanding of the future product. Using our ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 06.05.2020

Episode #6. Who is a Product Owner and why is he needed in an IT project?

Today we will take a closer look at the Product Owner role. In the previous article, we talked that the Customer role and the Product Owner role can be combined in one person, ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.04.2020

Episode #5. The 'Locomotive' Roles in the IT project. What is a difference between O/PO/PM/TL and why are they all necessary?

Today we will talk about a responsibility assignment matrix. We will also discuss in more details the roles which in the previous article were named as ‘locomotive’, which are pul ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.04.2020

Episode #4. Roles and Responsibilities in an IT project. Why are all those roles necessary (Team Lead, Project Manager, Product Owner, etc.)?

Roles and Responsibilities in an IT project. Why are all those roles necessary (Team Lead, Project Manager, Product Owner, etc.)?  Sometimes big number of roles scares a c ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.04.2020

Episode #3. Can we trust outsource developers? How do we select a contractor?

Let’s discuss the mental barriers which most entrepreneurs, owners and directors encounter when they hear the word "outsourcing."  Lack of trust:I don't understand how man ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.04.2020

Episode #2. Outsource vs Development Team in the Company. Advantages and Disadvantages

Why and when you would hire an outsourced teamThere are several hidden advantages of outsourcing which we constantly use in our own company.There are preconceptions about outsourc ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.04.2020

Episode #1. What are the current events on the IT market? Remote work and the concept of distributed development. The future of the economy in a digitalized society.

All of us realize the reality of irreversible changes in the world around us. The majority of companies in the world are entering or already have entered the world of online busin ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 02.02.2020

BIMLIB case. BIM-content platform

Case: BIMLIB — Building Information Modeling Library Customer: A construction holding Task: Create simple and convenient system of quick preparation of a bill of materials f ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 15.01.2020

ERP for Business. Do I really need it?

Pondering over prospects of ERP platform integration into your business, you need to understand precisely which tasks you are planning to use it for. Do you evaluate your manuf ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 18.09.2019

Teamwork and roles in IT projects

Any project goes through initial overview steps, called “presale”: Conceptual foresight of the output productEstimated project budgetTime required for completion of the project ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 05.08.2019

How to become a Senior Developer. Path of development.

Where do programmers start from? According to an ideal scenario, a programmer starts his education in school already. Specialized mathematical education becomes a foundation an ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 19.07.2019

How to estimate IT system development time?

How can a client be sure that the payment for the development guarantees the same amount of working efforts, and all declared time is used for solving the task? Such a question ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 06.06.2019

How to involve a freelancer into teamwork?

Can a solo freelancer become a team player? Personal inclination for a team play has an important role. There are people who are comfortable to work alone and there are those w ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 24.05.2019

When is outsource development more effective than in-house, and especially, when should we look for it?

Creation of any project, big company, corporation, as well as start-up can be compared to a construction of a building. For an implementation, we would need the following:  ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 24.05.2019

Why do programmers inside of a company say «No» to you?

We are often approached by companies with unfinished software development IT projects which actually need to be redone from the scratch. Our statistics: 3 of 4 projects are like t ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 24.01.2019

Fix Price or Time & Material models?

As our experience shows: Fix Price model in general is 2-2,5 more expensive than Time & Material. With T&M model, everyone is satisfied with results and execution ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 17.12.2018

Oracle Hyperion Software

Oracle Hyperion Planning Software Oracle Corporation is an American company, the biggest producer of software in the worldOracle Hyperion is a software product line which is ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.11.2018

International Conference A2IC-2018

Main Hall of A2IC-2018 Conference  During the conference ITQuick Company presented one of the client projects. A2IC covered the following themes: Machine learningArt ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 01.08.2018

Development Principles — Agile and Waterfall.

If we talk about project development approaches we can highlight these two: Agile and Waterfall. These two development models are applied, not only during software development, bu ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 31.05.2018

CRM system. Client category 3. Continuation.

Previous articles: CRM system. Selection and setup. General information.CRM system. Client category 1. Continuation.CRM system. Client category 2. Continuation. The third ca ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 29.05.2018

CRM system. Client category 2. Continuation.

Previous articles: CRM system. Selection and setup. General information.CRM system. Client category 1. Continuation. This category of entrepreneurs understands that it is ne ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.05.2018

CRM system. Client category 1. Continuation.

Beginning is here: CRM system. Selection and setup. General information.   Category 1. Very cool guys. As the best, they keep their data in a cloud or in the worst c ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.05.2018

CRM system. Selection and setup. General information.

CRM is a Customer Relationship Management system. It also can be called a client database. This is not just a database, but a more coherent software solution which, with correct s ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 30.04.2018

How to solve a problem «URGENTLY»

We always want to solve a potential client's problem. In the beginning, we are trying hard to communicate with a client in order to clarify details, because if a client fully unde ...

Seldemirov Aleksandr / 28.04.2018

Sales channels from small to big

It happened that our company has been working mainly with small and medium-sized businesses (from 100 people) which were our clients. We look for clients through various channels ...