Custom Software DesignProduct Development
Strategy, & Software Design Services

“The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.”

― Albert Einstein

A great product strategy gives your product better odds for success. What makes a good product awesome? What makes a best seller? What makes something absolutely addictive? How does your product boost productivity?
Great products are simple, easy, and enjoyable. But designing a product takes lots of time and a lot of questions.

At Bitbean, we understand what it takes to make a great product. So, whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to market a new tech product, or a seasoned business owner looking to revamp your software, we’ve got you covered with an exceptional custom software design and product development strategy.

Shifting Perspectives® for Custom Software Design

We begin with your high level goals and initiatives in which we apply our Shifting Perspectives process. Through Shifting Perspectives we dive deep into your objectives. We seek to understand the business drivers. What are the problems you are trying to solve? What is driving the need for better software and newer products? With our software design services, we work to develop your visionwhether you are a business owner, stakeholder, or entrepreneur.

Early on, we research the feasibility of the product on the market. We’ll answer questions like: Does it exist? How does your product differ? Why is your product valuable? By answering these questions, we can effectively move to the next phase of our design process. 

Establishing a Minimum Viable Product

Bitbean understands that custom software is an investment, and like all investments we want to mitigate your risk as much as possible. To this extent we work to develop an MVP (minimum viable product) so you can go to market, pick up traction, and see returns on your investment before building out costly feature enhancements in your custom software design.

Tackling the Initial Scope for Custom Software Design

Once the goals, (the “Why’s”) are clear, an initial scope assessment begins and is a key part of our software design services. The idea here is to give stakeholders a high-level outline of the effort needed to accomplish the objectives in the MVP. It gives you a frame of reference so that you understand the complexities of the software and sets the expectations. As we flesh out the details of the product and we move closer to development, estimates become more realistic.

Assembling Our Custom Software Design Team

With each custom software design, we assemble a dedicated team to fulfill your unique business needs. Our product team consists of a:  

  • Product Owner

  • Tech Lead

  • Business Analyst

  • UX Designer

  • UI Designer

Products are defined and designed collaboratively, rather than sequentially.  Fortunately, custom software design has progressed beyond the old hand-off model where a product manager defines requirements, a designer designs a solution that delivers on those requirements, and engineering implements those requirements. In that model, each person is constrained by the decisions of the ones that preceded.  

Bitbean has a better way. With our software design serviceswe take a synchronized team approach. Our team is made up of product, design, and engineering experts who work side-by-side, in a give-and-take dynamic, to come up with technology-powered solutions.  

Discovery in Custom Software Design

As a business owner, the value of discovery provides a crystal-clear understanding of what your company’s product or services need in order to advance and increase value. Discovery is an information-gathering process that digs deeper into the details of what is important to your business, target audience, and industry. It’s a hands-on experience that will give everyone involved the tools and insight they need to make informed decisions about the future of a product or service. During the discovery process we will define project goals and objectives. We will then scope the custom software design project from all angles including budget, schedule, technical and engineering needs, and overall size.

Research and Analysis

Research allows us to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.

Our software design services utilize a dedicated business analyst who works to analyze current problems, business structure and processes, and strategic direction of the business. 

We review available budget, technical constraints, industry standards and legalities. Our research also uncovers existing products, competition, and technical strategies that may be available.

Fundamental Principles of Our Discovery Process

Tackle the Big Risks Early

Bitbean looks at the risks right from the start when you engage with our software design services and before we begin building your software. We analyze whether people will buy it (value risk), whether it is user friendly (usability risk), whether our team can build it within the set time with the right skills and technology (feasibility risk), and whether the solution works for other aspects of the business (business risk). By looking at the risks holistically, we ensure you get the right software solutions to meet your goals.

Collaborate

With each custom software designwe define and design all products collaboratively, not in individual silos. Everything we do is achieved by our strong product, design, and engineering teams who work side by side in an effective give-and-take approach to uncover the best technology-powered solutions. Because we believe that your best solutions cannot be achieved with traditional methods that limit project phases to only one perspective. Bitbean’s Shifting Perspectives approach builds stronger teams to reach greater results.

Focus on Solving Problems

We focus on solving problems for your business. Our expert teams are committed to resolving the underlying issues, not just implementing features with our custom software design. We make it a priority to take the time to fully understand your problems to reach the best outcome.

Let’s get started! 
Begin reaping the benefits of our solid product strategy and  
custom software design that includes our unique Shifting Perspectives® process
that you won’t find anywhere else. 
Our goal is to take your company to the next level in software.