The Foundry Project Process

We have a flexible development process that fits around any size project - from small websites to large enterprise systems. We use mockups, prototypes and iterative development to ensure we're delivering business value right from the start.

Define.

We don't provide quotes off the cuff, but we do offer a FREE 1/2 day product development workshop. Definition is the most important stage of the project - we make sure its done right.


Inputs

Before we begin we'll need some things from you:

  • Your business case and drivers for the project.
  • Your thoughts and ideas for achieving your goals.
  • A list of stakeholders.
  • Confirmation of our Ts & Cs.
  • A commitment to our FREE 1/2 day workshop.
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FREE 1/2 Day Product Development Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to produce a feature list and road map for your project (for the MVP and beyond). We should be able to give you a ballpark price and an indicative schedule. We may also produce mockups and a prototype.


Next steps

We'll give you a list of everything we need to complete your project. There may be a delay at this point if website content needs to be created, but to speed things along we can commission copywriters, animators, videographers, marketing and PR on your behalf.

Design.

The design stage is important as its the first time you'll get to see your website looking proper. Its also the stage at which we'll commercially agree to what will be delivered - so its vital to get this right.


Inputs

Before we start designing we need:

  • Finalised content - words, pictures, animations, video.
  • Some money please :-) How much will depend on the size of your project and how you've chosen to engage us.
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Design Iterations

When the designs are ready we'll come back to you for approval and sign-off. If appropriate we'll produce a prototype to help you visualise the final product. We can easily make changes at this point, so take your time.


Outputs

We can produce designs in PDF and PSD format. You can take these to any developer or stick with us to deliver your project. The designs will form the basis of a commercial specification, which we will implement in the next stage.

Deliver.

This is where the magic happens. We have a firm idea of what your business really needs and we can sit down in a nice quiet room and build it for you, ready to show the world.

Inputs

Before we start developing we need:

  • Finalised content - words, pictures, animations, video.
  • Some money please :-) How much will depend on the size of your project and how you've chosen to engage us.
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Develop, Deploy & SEO

For speed we'll initially develop your website locally. When its ready to test we'll host it on a temporary staging environment. This is where you get to play with your site to check that it works as you expect. When you're happy we'll deploy the site to a production server and make sure that your customers can find it.


Support & Maintenance

If you choose us for hosting / support and maintenance we'll fix any bugs vs the spec indefinitely. For products that you host yourself we provide a three month warranty. You'll have our phone number for 24/7 emergency cover.

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