How we work

Four stages of product development at Clockwise Software
We have been delivering high-quality software development and IT consulting services for startups and small businesses since 2014. During this time, we have polished our approach to working with our partners, allowing us to take full responsibility for the results we deliver.

01. Initiation

The goal of the initiation stage is to get to know each other. During this stage, you will find out more about the team you’re going to trust your project to, while the team will learn about your requirements and expectations and present a possible solution to your challenges. What are the steps you can expect during the initiation stage?
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Fill out the contact form

Start by filling out the contact form on our website and briefly describe your project. Based on the information you provide, we will analyze your needs and think about how we can help. If your requirements match our expertise, we will sign an NDA and schedule an introductory call to discuss your idea.

Professionals involved:
  • Account manager
  • Project manager
  • Software engineer
Duration of the project initiation stage
5-10 days

02. Discovery

The discovery stage is about looking before you leap. During this stage, we will carefully investigate your situation to make sure the solution you’re going to build is something the market really needs. During the discovery stage, we will answer the following questions:

What is your product idea?

What is your product idea?

By creating a business model canvas, we describe the product you want to build and your metrics for defining its success.

What problems will the app solve?

What problems will the app solve?

Users don’t need another app. They need their problems solved. We’ll investigate what exactly users call for.

What is the situation in the target market?

What is the situation in the target market?

The market may already offer alternative solutions to the same problem. We need to uncover the potential for improvement.

How can we turn the idea into a software product?

How can we turn the idea into a software product?

There can be dozens of ways to develop the same application. Our task is to find the most effective, flexible, and reliable technology stack considering your future development plans.

What should the product look like?

What should the product look like?

We will create a basic design and turn it into an interactive prototype so you can test the interface before development starts.

How much time and money should you invest in development?

How much time and money should you invest in development?

Answering the above-mentioned questions, we’ll get a clear picture of WHAT you should build and HOW you should build it. This allows us to make reliable time and cost estimates for your product.

Professionals involved:
  • Account manager
  • Project manager
  • Business analyst
  • Software engineer
Duration of the project initiation stage
14+ days

03. Development

Clockwise Software team roles

Once you’ve approved the scope of work, main milestones, and desired timeline, we start to build the delivery team.
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Project manager
Project manager
The Clockwise Software project manager oversees project progress to ensure your goals are met on time and within budget. Along with leading and coordinating meetings, the PM develops and executes your project strategy based on defined project success metrics.

During the initial stage of the development process, the delivery team may consist of two to four professionals or more depending on deadlines and requirements. We can quickly expand the team upon request to reduce the time to market or complete urgent tasks.

Software development sprints
According to the Scrum methodology, we divide the whole scope of work into short sprints — time periods, typically two weeks each, during which the team builds chunks of functionality. At the end of each sprint, the team delivers a new completed version of the software. After this, the team starts to plan the next sprint. This is how the sprint lifecycle usually looks:
Sprint

14 days

Sprint planning

Grooming the backlog and prioritizing features that should be developed in the next sprint

Sprint execution

Developing and testing the desired functionality and discussing progress during daily meetings

Sprint review

Presenting completed work to stakeholders and receiving feedback

Sprint retrospective

Analyzing the sprint and discussing actionable takeaways and possible improvements

Professionals involved:
  • Project manager
  • Business analyst
  • Designer
  • Software engineer
  • Quality assurance engineers
Duration of the project initiation stage
6+ months

04. Support and further development

Releasing an app is just the beginning. After the product launch, we keep studying the market, analyzing user behavior, and working on product improvements.

Depending on our client’s future plans, we are ready to help with:

  • Processing user feedback

  • Fixing bugs

  • Strategic planning for further scaling

  • Pivoting

  • Developing new features

Want to know more about the project cost?

Feel free to contact us!
hello@clockwise.software