Once you have made a decision on creating a custom-made solution for your needs, think about the people whom this software could come into contact with. We use the term "collaborators" to describe everybody involved in the process. The list starts with users, the most significant group, as they provide feedback on the system they use and the processes they manage with the help of the system. Sponsors or business partners who financially support or who will feel any type of effect that your software would bring them. Remember developers who will take care of the creation and who will digitize your improvements. Depending on your industry and business flow you might also want to add customers to the list, often their feedback appears to be the most involved in this process.
So, why do we need this collaborator team? The name of the next important stage is the answer – Requirements. In order to succeed with the product, you must get off to a proper start with by gathering the most up-to-date and detailed requirements for your future product. Through close and productive work these collaborators will get you there. Collaborators will share their knowledge on the way to global development and work extremely hard to achieve quality and responsiveness.
The most critical moment at the beginning of the process for collaborators is to be on the same page about what future software should or should not do. The best way to do this would be to effectively define and manage customer's needs along with staying within the financial budget and scheduled timeframe. We at PLANEKS have a special framework and approach to organize collaborators and gather requirements. Along with many checklists for ensuring the quality, we provide our customers with a smooth and easy process for that.