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 Clients Say About Planet Argon

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Krista Sharlin, Digital and Social Media Manager at Applegate

"The team at Planet Argon quickly became an extension of our own and they continue to be strong and trustworthy development partners."
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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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Adrian Mowat, Head of Engineering at Newspaper Club

"Adding a new unknown partner into the mix for a Rails upgrade is a bit of a risk, and we were worried we might be writing a blank check for no return. However, we actually felt very much in control throughout the project...The project was done quickly and effectively."
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Jeff Siarto, Co-founder at Loudpixel

"I felt like I had a Planet Argon engineer on my team here at Loudpixel."
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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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