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Nov
2021

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Project Scopes

November 5, 2021 - News Articles

Nearly a decade after the publication of Scoping a Project, we still get questions on the importance of a Project Scope for Web and Application Development.

 


In February 2013, we posted an article about writing comprehensive project scopes for web development. The article details the anxiety, trust, expectations, and comfort created by a detailed project scope for digital design and development, be it a web site, web application (SaaS), or Mobile App. This 5-page article takes designers and clients alike through the process of creating a scope and the benefits to both parties when embarking on a new project.

Since its creation, we’ve occasionally gotten feedback that the time and cost spent developing a scope was unnecessary, where ambitious entrepreneurs prefer instead to dive headfirst into building out the product. Their concerns are valid: I’m already allocating funds for the development of my app. Why do I need to spend more on this part of the strategy?


The frustration and confusion arising from this is not their failure. It’s ours.

 


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Tags | app strategy, builders, clients, coders, concepting, contractors, design, design strategy, designers, developers, development, development strategy, examples, freelancers, mobile apps, Project, project scope, saas, scope, scoping, strategy, web strategy

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Oct
2014

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ERA404 Helps Vessel Crew Become a Little More Social

October 31, 2014 - Press Releases

NEW YORK—This summer, Deb Deffaa of Trident Networks contacted ERA404 with an idea to bring the world of social networking to the crew of seafaring vessels. And while the logistics seemed mind-boggling, the idea sounded more than intriguing.

In 2011, the 360 commercial ports of America, alone, took-in goods worth $1.73 trillion. There are more than 100,000 ships at sea, carrying between 12 and 110 crew members. Each laborer signs-on for contracts lasting 4-6 months. And while many of the sailors have families at home—be it Germany, Panama, The Philippines, or somewhere in between—they need to keep in touch with expensive satellite phone calls and with limited access to email. Shore-leave time dwindles at just a few hours, giving them little ability to even set foot in the countries where they deliver their precious cargo. And their view through a porthole window always replays the same footage of the middle of the ocean.Read More

Tags | application development, application strategy, creative, creative direction, creative ui/ux, deb deffaa, interface design, mvs usa, mvsusa, product design, product development, production scope, scoping, seamate, social networking, strategic ui/ux, strategy, technical direction, trident networks, ui/ux