One of the most critical and forgotten phases of technology design and software development is the business analysis phase or pre-planning. Prior to planning even to begin, the client stakeholders must look internally to review key success criteria, business needs, functional limitations, and future-state goals.
Often our clients come to us with ideas and plans that have not taken into consideration the full holistic view of their business and technology limitations to achieve success. They may not have even established what success even means and how to measure it.
At Liberty Fox, we pride ourselves in being business partners and advisors to our clients. When we identify these circumstances, we always recommend that our clients engage one of our Business Analysts first. Through the pre-planning phase, we can work through the total business need, technology limitations, stakeholder success criteria, and much more. The output of these engagements create confidence that the solution which is being recommended and designed is the right fit and is documented well enough that the remainder of any software development work is incredibly efficient and streamlined.