AI/ML Software Consulting and Development

Discovery Stage Service

Discovery phase of a software project

Initiating discovery phase of a software project with Altamira is a prerequisite to validate and structure your project ideas, discover all the unknowns and mitigate software development risks.

Decrease the level of uncertainty and minimize risks thanks to discovery stage in software development

What is the purpose of the discovery stage in software development?

Software discovery is a crucial pre-development phase that involves gathering information, conducting holistic research of your business environment, writing documentation, and developing epics and user stories. The discovery phase of a software project results in having a clearly defined project scope, ready to be developed.

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What uncertainties discovery phase of project reveals

Solution architecture

Throughout the software discovery process, we clarify, describe, and visualize the functional and non-functional requirements of your solution. We analyze third-party dependencies and make key architectural decisions which serve as the prerequisites for shaping the technical solution.

Scope forming

One of the outputs of the software development discovery phase is a clearly described scope of development, including wireframes of the entire solution, broken down into Epics and User Stories. As a result, we’re able to minimize or decrease the scope uncertainty and commit to budgets and timelines.

Standards and compliances

As your solution might operate in a regulated environment, we help you to discover and understand all your legal obligations and their impact on the technical solution. During a discovery stage we also make sure the solution meets the usual industry standards.

Knowledge management

Throughout the Discovery stage, we set up a strict and clear knowledge management methodology based on our framework. This helps to keep the development organized and never lose important information or forget about taken decision.

Discovery stage structure and flow

Discovery phase in software development minimizes the uncertainties and makes budgets and timelines predictable and accurate.

01 Preparation

02 Ideation

03 Validation & Outcomes

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

What you get:

  • Clear Discovery stage plan and schedule. 
  • Meetings schedule.
  • Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders clearly outlined.

During this stage we focus on the high-level vision and dive into your business sphere. Collaborating with us, you’ll define your high-level priorities and form a complete project vision.

What you get: 

  • Project Vision Document. 
  • Mind diagrams (user flows, business flows, list of solution options, etc.).

Prioritize your solution options and write a high-level project structure. At this stage user flows, wireframes, design concepts, and roadmap are being prepared. We also perform prioritization validation.

What you get:

  • Project Specifications
  • Wireframes
  • Verified project budget and timeline estimation
  • Development roadmap
  • List of third-party dependencies
  • Solution Architecture 
  • Risk assessment and mitigation plan and many more.

Discovery stage outcomes

01 - Project vision document

Project Vision Document will help you to identify your value proposition and target audience, monetization strategy, and key performance indicators. Describe the main idea behind the project and define objectives and problems that the solution will solve.

02 - Preliminary specifications

The specifications contains structured and comprehensive backlog. It captures functional and non-functional requirements and information about the tech stack. It is written in the form of epics and separated user stories to better understand the scope and allow proper planning.

03 - Tech vision

It contains information about the tech stack, infrastructure architecture, key risks, the list of all necessary third-party solutions, and verified estimation of your project.

04 - Roadmap

This is a visualized plan of your future project that captures goals (long and short-term), priorities, deliverables, and a list of actions that will be performed by the developer’s team. 

05 - Wireframes design concept

Wireframes describing important all all user screens, and UX roadmap that will help to understand a full picture of how the solution will look like and how its elements will communicate.

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Altamira has been awarded numerous times for its performance and achievements. Join our community of successful customers, whom we helped to build and grow their businesses through a software discovery and ideation process.

Discover why customers choose Altamira

Altamira produced superlative deliverables that provide valuable information to guide internal operations and support sales processes. The team was receptive to feedback, adapting resources to ensure effective collaboration.


Ryan Crawford


Custom-made ERP solution that provides jet brokerage services to boost jet sales and service quality.

Services we provided

  • Web Application
  • UI/UX Design
I am absolutely satisfied with how my app looks and functions. It is exactly what I wanted to get when I decided to go with this team.

CEO & Co-founder, Aquiline Drones

Barry Alexander


Android and iOS native applications that provide on-demand drone services, where users can connect with couriers and track the status of their drone order delivery.

Services we provided

  • Mobile Application Development
  • UX/UI Design
The Altamira team did an amazing job! And I was pleasantly surprised by how well-established processes they have.

CTO, Ticker Tocker

Jonathan Kopnic

Fintech Live Streaming

Web, iOS, and Android trading platform that offers advanced capabilities in earning by trading, selling products via the integrated marketplace, and conducting trading live-streaming.

Services we provided

  • Discovery
  • Tech Vendor Audit
  • Web and Mobile Application Development
The team’s communication practices made for a rapid yet stable exchange of information, allowing for the quick resolution of all issues that arose during development.

IT Solution Team Leader

Dusan Barus

Healthcare Business Automation

Unique mobile solution that automates the process of uploading, transferring, documenting, numbering, and downloading pictures.

Services we provided

  • Web Application Development
  • UX/UI Design
It has been an absolute pleasure working with the team at Altamira. We have never been blocked or impeded by their work. They operate efficiently and quickly to get the job done.


Ian Cash


Unique mobile application that aims to teach users to play golf according to individual playing styles and recommendations provided by specifically developed algorithms.

Services we provided

  • Discovery
  • Mobile Application Development
  • UX/UI Design
The website that Altamira has generated now allows the company to save time and manpower as it performs a lot of tasks that other employees are used to doing. The team members' seamless approach to project management and their communication skills continue to make this collaboration productive.

Project manager, Printing & Design

Order Management Retail

Redesigned web solution for a large-scale printing company that provides a modern order management system and enables customer experience.

Services we provided

  • Web application development
  • UX/UI Design

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