Strategy Workshop

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Sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. We can not only point you in the right direction, but we can help plan the journey.

In a strategy workshop the intent is to define how the software will be used, what challenges it will address, the context in which it will be used, and what business or organizational objectives it will fulfill. We intentionally do not focus on how the software will be constructed, only on the core objectives and goals.

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Determine Specific Objectives Together

Our software design and development process recognizes two competing interests: 1) the need for clear overall project objectives, and 2) the reality that understanding develops as the software is created. During our strategy workshop we assist clients to determine specific objectives by discussing needs and goals of both user and the business.

Plan With Realistic Forecast

Our experience creating software grounds our process. We know that often when we initially think about how a component of the software should be constructed, it turns out to be incomplete or inaccurate. We also know that planning requires forecasting, and that forecasting gets more inaccurate the further out it extends. This early on, we can help you to develop a realistic "early" forecast, to give you that high-level idea of scope and cost, so you can better plan for the future.

Adapt Through An Iterative Approach

To balance these two main, competing interests (clear objectives + developing understanding) we employ an iterative approach to design and development. Although the majority of the design and development work follows a circular path through a number of iterations, the overall process has a distinct progression that can be roughly divided into beginning, middle, and end. Thus, this strategy session marks the beginning of a project and stays focused on clarifying the objectives, while later work dives deeper.

What Our Clients Say

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Duane Benson, Marketing Manager at Screaming Circuits

"[The redesign] has allowed us to present ourselves as new and fresh in the industry. In addition to what it has done for our customers, its really put us ahead of the competition."
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Steve Suo, Managing Producer at Oregonian/OregonLive

"The Oregonian and Planet Argon really are in the business of understanding people's needs for information, and how to provide it and anticipating how people want to work with information. I think Planet Argon is very effective at that."
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Marsh Meyers, Education Manager at Oregon Coast Aquarium

"[The Discovery workshop] got our staff thinking a little more like web designers, I think. In other words, we got into a mindset closer to yours as you got into a mindset closer to ours."
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Adriel Henderson, Web Applications Supervisor at Screaming Circuits

"They are without a doubt the most professional and adept development team I have worked with."
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Yusuke Ishikawa, CFO at Skoshbox

"We thought we were going to have a hard time explaining what we needed and what our problems were. They were really easy to work with, they were able to grasp all of our problems and needs really quickly. They were also very attentive. Anything we needed, they helped. "

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