Our Process

DevelopmentNow is a creative digital development partner for those discovering how technology can improve their business.

Scope & Estimate

In the Scope and Estimate phase, we help you determine what it takes to launch a project, and how technology can help. We help you assess the challenge by reviewing your client’s needs, determine where technology fits, and what you needed to complete this project on time and on budget.

Creative Brief

In the Creative Brief phase, we help you match storytelling to your client’s expectations. We work with your Account Managers and Creative Team to determine how technology will fit into your creative process, and the best way to talk about it to develop a compelling proposal. We help you make sure the story you are pitching is in line with the possibilities of technology.

Project Start & Kickoff

During the Project Start & Kickoff phase, we think with a development partner shouldn’t be extra work. We collaborate with your Product Owners and your client’s key stakeholders to identify estimated dates, prioritize features, and get the project started on the right foot. We often work on an agile schedule, collaborating with your team and giving you a real-time look at our progress.

Design & Build

In the Design & Build phase, we try to make collaborating with us fun and easy. It’s important to us during the creative process to work as a team. We typically work with your Design Team to match art direction with the technical functionality that we provide - the creative direction is all yours.

Refinement & QA

Our full-stack team with varying knowledge allows you to do refinement and quality assurance in addition to development - constantly working together to fix and improve the product before going live. This allows for a faster turnaround time, lower cost than using outside QA, and finding bugs before your users or clients do.

Launch

In the Launch phase, we team up with your Producers, Project Managers, and Creatives to plan and execute a successful product launch. We focus on accuracy and functionality, and make sure your artistic vision and client expectations are exceeded.

Discovery

In the Discovery phase, we review your ideas, goals, and requirements to develop design concepts and produce documentation to guide the project. We specialize in complex projects that require quality development skills and processes, and focus on solving the right problems with a valuable end result that is stable, secure, and on-budget. All parties understand timelines and responsibilities, and the vision behind the visual and functional aspects of the project.

Development

We utilize an iterative approach to development, providing you updates as milestones and features are completed. You will get a real-time look at our progress during the development process, shortening the overall project cycle, and maximizing efficiency and feedback early in the project. From ideation to execution, our experienced team will build the technology to bring your ideas to life.

Refinement & QA

Included in our services is refinement and quality assurance testing. We utilize dozens of proprietary techniques to ensure that your project functions correctly across a wide variety of devices, scenarios, and users. This allows for a faster turnaround time, lower cost than using outside QA services, and finding bugs before your users or clients do.

Launch

In the Launch phase, we team up with your key stakeholders to plan and execute a successful product launch. We focus on accuracy and functionality, and make sure your vision and expectations are exceeded. We provide contingency planning and hands-on support during the launch phase to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Support

We feel it is important to partner with our clients during every phase of the development process and beyond, and we understand that needs change and businesses evolve. We consider support a part of every successful project, and work with you to build an innovative future plan, ensuring you are continually reaping the most benefit from our development services.

Rick"I can't say enough about the excellent work that Development Now has done on our swatch app. The team was extremely collaborative, responsive and accommodating. DevelopmentNow consistently delivered technological insights and solutions that met our requirements. We are looking forward to working with them on future projects." - Rick Neiman, Global Director of Digital Marketing