Discovery Stage

Validate all your project ideas, shape the unknowns into the well-defined scope of work, and mitigate all possible development risks thanks to the pre-development stage called discovery

Who needs the Discovery


that need to optimize their processes and workflow but do not know how.


with a lot of documentation and stakeholders and need for clear project vision.


that need to shape their idea into the detailed step by step development plan.

The real purpose of the discovery stage


Discovery stage is a pre-development phase that includes gathering of information, holistic research and writing technical documentation to:

discovery goals

What uncertanties to discover?



List, validate, unify, and standardize the approach to 3d-party solutions, functional and non-functional requirements, architecture.

the star


Define, prioritize and coordinate all project ideas, processes, problems, and initiatives  during the Discovery stage.

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Validate if the desired systems can be applied within the industry and your business standards, compliances, software, etc.

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Review, verify and integrate  industrial standards, compliances and regulations  into the project you have in mind.

Start the Discovery stage when:

Need help with validation and structuring of your project ideas?

Discovery structure and flow


All you need to know about the Discovery stage is that it takes up to 3-5 weeks, costs $5-10K and requires a bunch of specialists – Business Analyst, Product Manager, Software Architect, UI/UX Designer


Key stages

Preparation - 3 days

We arrange a call to briefly discuss your idea, business needs, goals and priorities. Then we’ll schedule working sessions and meetings and think over the discovery plan.

Ideation - 5 days

We focus on the high-level vision and dive into your business sphere. You’ll easily define your high-level priorities and form complete project vision with us.

Validation - 5+ days

Prioritize your solution options and write high level project structure. On this stage user flows, wireframes, design concept, and roadmap are being prepared.

What you get

Preparation is the key to success, especially if you are dealing with software development. Take your time and don’t skip the discovery stage to benefit from all its advantages and deliverables


Project Vision Document

It will help you to identify your value proposition and target audience, monetization strategy and key performance indicators.


Preliminary Specifications

It contains a well-formulated and comprehensive backlog, captures functional and non-functional requirements, and the tech stack.


Tech Vision

It will contain the information about tech stack, infrastructure and project scheme, key risks, main decisions and verified estimation of your project.



This is a visualized plan of your future project that captures goals, priorities, deliverables and list of actions that will be performed by the developers team.



You will get all designer documentation, wireframes and UX roadmap that will help you to get a full picture of what look your solution will have.


Minimized risks

Completed discovery stage guarantees better project flexibility, high-level project description, and predicted development outcome.

Clients say about us


Environmental Services Company

"They give feedback on what we’ve specified, which is much more than having someone that just executes. They’re trying to implement something that makes sense."
"This was a tricky project with complicated requirements. Also, the timeline couldn’t be moved because of state law. Altamira Softworks was up to the challenge of taking on a big project and meeting customer demands."

Design company

"They found a way to work through every complex animation and motion assignment we threw their way. Their team truly thinks critically about their work, rather than just following requirements."