Why Discovery?

Delivering the right product starts with understanding needs.

Discovery is a multi-step offering that is designed to figure out exactly what your project needs to deliver value. It helps us avoid building costly, high-effort features into your product that don’t bring much value to your organization; conversely, it helps us discover the features that bring real ROI to your product.

Today, 90% of our custom product development projects involve a Discovery Phase – even for clients who come back to us for new projects. Actually, our Discovery process is so proven that we wrote a whole book about it. The Discovery Phase is a smaller, quicker engagement that gets us centred and on the right path, and dictates features, cost and timeline for the following Design & Build phase.

Laura Stewart
“People who work in the wildfire awareness industry have many disparate ideas and struggle to bring them together, but Paper Leaf took all the feedback and ideas generation into consideration when building the app. They are highly skilled at taking the time to understand a client’s business and needs. ”
Laura Stewart President, Firesmart Canada
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What to Expect

Understand users, business outcomes, features, effort & priority.

In 2012, the University of Oxford conducted a study based on over 5,000 IT projects. They found that, on average, “large IT projects run 45% over budget and 7% over time while delivering 56% less value than predicted. Software projects run the highest risk of cost and schedule overruns.” The reasons these projects fail is due to a lack of proper Discovery up front. We’ve engineered our process to reduce the chance of failure, and drive up your odds for success.

Services can include:

  1. Audit
  2. User research
  3. Technology research
  4. User personas
  5. Architecture and content workshops
  6. User story generation & prioritization
  7. Acceptance criteria creation
  8. Moodboarding exercises
  9. Workflow mapping workshop
  10. Architecture diagrams

Interested? Fill out the form below, or email sales@paper-leaf.com and let’s get started!


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