Consultation / Feasibility studies
The functional analysis of a solution is the foundation of a project – it is the reference document to which the different actors can refer to understand the specifics of the approach.
This document must be absolutely exhaustive and precise, as it defines the framework of the solution – what should be considered part of it and what falls outside the mandate. It must also be worded in a way that leaves the least possible room for interpretation by the reader.
It is vital to involve a technical team from this stage onwards in order to reflect in detail on the functionalities, interactions and the usage scenarios of the web site or mobile application.
Too often, omissions or inconsistencies appear when the development phase begins because the functional analysis had not provided any instructions regarding strategic technical problems and had only suggested scenarios where the user never makes an error.
These unforeseen situations require some functionalities to be rethought, sometimes entirely, as the responsibility of finding a solution was not left to the developers.
Projects that are not well thought through end up being late and incurring additional costs, whereas these problems could have been anticipated if the developers had been consulted during the design phase.
It is therefore important for a specialized team to be involved from the beginning phases of a project when designing a website or the mobile application.