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Pre-implementation analysis

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What if your next IT project could be half as expensive and delivered twice as fast as the last one? If this scenario sounds appealing, a pre-implementation analysis is for you.

What is a pre-implementation analysis? 

A pre-implementation analysis is a process aimed at finding the ultimate way of delivering the end result. This requires understanding business needs, defining project goals, identifying user requirements, and evaluating whether a given project is feasible, cost-effective, and efficient. 

A properly conducted pre-implementation analysis is a result of collaboration between technological experts and business analysts provided  by the agency and well as industry experts with in-depth knowledge of the company's history and day-to-day operations. The latter are representatives of the client. During the process, focus is primarily on:

  • Understanding business needs, including the main goal and secondary objectives
  • Understanding user requirements
  • Assessing the feasibility of the IT project from technical, organizational, and financial perspectives
  • Planning the project in terms of time and resources.
  • Evaluating costs and benefits
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Is it worth conducting a pre-implementation analysis? 

Yes. For over 20 years, the analytical part has been the starting point for all IT projects we undertake and clients appreciate it greatly. Among the benefits that companies derive from it, three stand out: 

The highest level of alignment:

Every person involved understands the purpose of their tasks and their role in the success of the project as a whole. There are no doubts regarding the fundamental decisions concerning technology choices, project methodologies, expected results, and their timeline distribution. 

Precisely planned resources:

Through the analysis phase, you will be able to plan not only the expenses related to developer work but also other resources such as licenses, legal support, potential recruitment, content purchase, additional products, and services, among others. 

Maximum control over expenses:

If profitability is one of the key success indicators for your project, the pre-implementation analysis will provide you with the best possible insight into your Profit and Loss statement. Additionally, a prioritized backlog allows for a specific distribution of expenses over time, preventing unpleasant surprises. 

What does the pre-implementation analysis look like?

Step-by-step process:

  • Define project objectives.

  • Conduct market research.

  • Define the target audience.

  • Determine project scope.

  • Identify technical requirements.

  • Plan user experience (UX).

  • Develop a feature list.

  • Outline data management.

  • Plan integration with third-party services.

  • Assess resource requirements.

  • Conduct a risk assessment.

  • Create a project plan.

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What are the outcomes of a pre-implementation analysis? 

  • Backlog, a deluxe version of it: You will receive more than what other agencies offer— a comprehensive list of functionalities to be produced/implemented as part of the project, with each item prioritized, estimated in terms of hours and costs, and assigned resources.
  • Prepared resource list: Through thorough examination of current in-house capabilities and our expertise in appropriate technologies and their impact on the project's outcome, you will receive a complete list of everything needed for the implementation, from personnel to licenses to content descriptions. This comprehensive guide will save you hundreds of working hours.
  • Project timeline: You will have a project timeline that allows you to control achieved milestones and ensure that the project is completed according to the planned deadline.
  • Significant savings: The hundreds of working hours spent on clarifying misunderstandings, translating between business and development language, and managing emotions that could have been avoided through analysis all translate into tangible savings for your company. Not to mention the significant benefit of being able to develop a precise budget.

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