Altar's Product Scope

The Structured Process Behind Successful Product Development

Altar.io Partner André Pinto

What is the Product Scope?

The Product Scope is an intensive, 7-day, structured process. It all starts with an immersive focus session where you’ll sit down with product experts and ex startup founders to dive into the product vision from a business standpoint. From this point, we will create the right list of user stories for the design of your Minimum Viable Product.

How does it work

1st Step

Scope preparation

In the first step of our journey into your product, we focus on your vision. This is where we get to know your idea from head-to-toe and create a comprehensive brief for the project. It allows us to gather all the research needed, from numbers on the market to competitor benchmarks or any other information necessary. This will prevent us from being blocked by a lack of information during our immersive session together.

Outputs: Comprehensive Brief, List of research topics.

2nd Step

Immersive Session

Bringing all the results from our research, we meet with you to craft a rock-solid value proposition and set the main assumptions to prove. Then we create the first draft of the journey your users will take through your product. These initial user stories will help evaluate the features during the next step - Product Rationale.

Outputs: Revised Value Proposition, List of Main Assumptions to Prove, Initial User Stories.

3rd Step

Product Rationale

At this point, we’ll have all the information we need to create the ultimate list of User Stories and features necessary to prove the main assumptions in a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or Proof of Concept (POC). Our experts in Product, UX/UI and Tech Architecture will focus on finding the answers to all of the questions raised throughout our journey together.

Outputs: Complete User Stories, Key BPMN (Business Process Model & Notation), Tech Scope, Tech Spike, Business Model.

Key Benefits

Immersive Focus

We spend two days together in an intensive session so that we can reach a state of absolute focus and dig down to the core of the product’s value proposition.

Reduced Risk

We don’t want to help you build a full-featured product only to discover the market doesn’t want it. We want you to succeed. We will focus on the vital features needed to test your product’s main assumptions - leaving unnecessary features behind, or saving them for later iterations.

Reduced Cost

By cutting down the feature list to the essential core that is needed to prove your product’s assumptions, you’re not only reducing the risk but also reducing the cost. You will spend less on product development and at the initial iteration phase - fewer features equals less maintenance.

Test The Waters

Picking the right agency is a key business decision and we want to make sure we are the right choice for you. With a Product Scope, you use a small part of the project’s time and cost to test our business relationship. You get to know us before committing to the full project.

Outputs From the Product Scope

"We are very happy to work with Altar.io. The collaboration goes far beyond a standard IT service: with Altar.io we have a sparring partner that challenges us in our product decisions and is truly passionate about the results developed. The level of professionalism and dedication is exceptional in this industry and we are eager to strengthen our collaboration in the future"

Philip Schoch - APIAX
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Why Us?

We work with the best and brightest in tech talent to ensure you get high-quality tech architecture. For each developer we onboard we go through at least 100 candidates. Once onboarded our employees stay long-term, meaning they have a deep knowledge of the company and the processes we use.

We have helped founders and business leaders build successful products across various industries. Here are some of our latest case studies.

As ex-startup founders with a corporate background, we have experienced many of the struggles on both sides. We know there is more to a successful product than technology, so we will always look at your product from a business standpoint.

We value your end-user above specifications. We take the time to understand your client’s needs and desires. The result is a product they will actually use.

We have learned lean product development through building startups from the ground up with very few resources. When you build a product with us it will always be streamlined to the most important features for your user.

Having worked with numerous founders and business leaders from various industries, we have learned to adapt to new challenges quickly. Our experience and insights will help you build a scalable, high-quality product that effectively solves your users’ problems.

We have an experienced team of highly trained product owners, project managers, designers and developers ready to answer all your questions - no accounts involved.

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