A comprehensive process prevents blind-spots.
Built from years of experience, our process creates a blueprint for success.
Lithyem Industries has an extensive and in-depth process for ensuring consistent and successful results. We don't believe in a simple process or a quick approach to conceiving and producing your project. In fact we think that an organized plan is more than important but crucial to achieving consistent and reliable results.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.
The process that we have developed ensures that there are no stones left unturned while architecting, implementing and maintaining your project. Below you will read the steps we take to guarantee success.
The 4 Overarching Phases that we utilize in a project are...
Click the steps below to read more detail about each of the phases of our process.
The Discovery phase is where we begin to understand the nature of the project. We listen closely to your goals and visions for the project and research the competition for a strategic analysis. Here will will also begin to consider the possible uses and potential audience for the project. Ultimately we want to leave this phase with a clear picture of what your business is looking for and what it needs.
- Stakeholder Interviews
- Competitive Research
- Persona Development
- Use Case Development
- Business Strategy
During the Strategy phase we will be developing a clearer picture of your unique business needs and challenges. We will determine the constraints and opportunities that your project has and create milestones towards the completion of the project.
- Prioritize Business Goals
- Identify User Goals
- Comprehensive Project Vision
- Outline Content
- Define Milestones
- Develop High-Level Timeline
Definition & Clarity
There is a well known scientific principle called Occam's Razor which in its essence states that all things being equal, the simplest solution is generally the most effective. Another brilliant thought that is often dubbed "Einstein's Razor" as it is a quote by Einstein is "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler".
If these brilliant thinkers have taught us anything here it is that complexity is often unnecessary and more often detrimental. We work hard to simplify, strip down and refine our solutions until they become efficient and effective.
Here we define the project into specifications, tasks and guides which will act as the blueprint for the work of building the project.
- Functional Specifications
- System Requirements
- Project Timeline & Schedule
- UI Specifications
- Sitemap & User flow
- Testing Strategies
- Define Measures of Success
Over the course of the Solution phase we will come up with many possible answers to your project challenges. We will use all of the information and research that we have gathered in previous phases to discover every available option and path that your project can take. Here we also begin to concept the experience, visuals and aesthetics of your project as well as organize the information in the most accessible manner.
- Conceptual Design
- Creative Vision Design
- Prototyping & Testing
- Creative Development & Design
- Information Architecture
3. Development →
The Development phase will encompass the execution of the carefully planned blueprint.
We are now into the fray. During Production is when we are actively programming, designing and developing the project. This is where many agencies start, not us. We have already succeeded in terms of solutions and are now simply executing and course correcting. This is when our Rapid Application Development techniques shine and we can quickly and efficiently carry out the detailed plans.
- Production Design
- Infrastructure Setup
- Resource Allocation
- Programming & Production
- 3rd Party Integration
4. Transition →
The Transition phase will launch, analyze and maintain the project through its lifecycle.
Deployment is when release our newborn baby into the wild. We install, test and monitor the launch to ensure a smooth transition into your hands. We have developed rigorous testing methods and hold ourselves to extraordinarily high standards of quality control. We know of no better way to be the industry leader than to lead the industry in developing flawless products - to means to that end is testing, monitoring and more testing. Here we also give your business the support it needs with training, documentation and materials to use the software and applications efficiently.
- Quality Assurance & Testing
- Analytics Configuration
- Training & Documentation Development
Optimization & Management
Projects must be real-world tested to gauge their reception. This is when we monitor the interaction and determine if changes are required to increase the effectiveness. These changes might be to the database to increase speed or to the user interaction to increase marketability. Either way, we are focused on helping your business grow and we fanatically track and adjust as necessary until the optimum results have been achieved.
During this phase we may have very well uncovered ideas for future upgrades. Ideas that we had not previously considered may have bubbled to the surface and we will evaluate them for possible execution in later projects.
- Metrics & Tracking Analysis
- Future Upgrade Stratagies
- On-Going Maintenance
If our Process, our Testimonials, our Previous Work and our Capabilities have convinced you that we just might be able to help your business grow and prosper, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.