The Philosophy of storywise

Why Even Agile Projects Need Concept and Pre-Planning

Stakeholder Visibility: Keeping Everyone in the Loop

Without a concrete plan or concept, it is nearly impossible to provide stakeholders with accurate status updates or cost estimates. Having a predefined plan also ensures a clear path of progress that can be consistently tracked and validated. This way, we can ensure that the project is moving in the right direction.

A Helpful Analogy from the Construction Industry

In many industries, particularly those involving large, cost-intensive projects such as construction, planning is a crucial first step. Like constructing a building, software development also requires detailed planning to meet customer requirements, comply with technical regulations and laws, determine energy requirements, and more. Just as an architect plans the building before construction, a similar "Concept First" approach is necessary for software development.

Concept First: A Synergy of Waterfall and Agile

While Waterfall methodologies have their issues, Agile methodologies often lack an overview of the "big picture". "Concept First" is a perfect synergy of these two methodologies. It incorporates detailed initial planning (from Waterfall) with the flexibility and iterative nature of Agile. This approach ensures that even for projects with completely uncertain features, certain boundaries can be defined. Depending on these variables, a project is planned differently, allowing developers to foresee the project goal and avoid double work.

Adopt the "Concept First" Approach with storywise

To learn more about the "Concept First" approach and how it can streamline your software development projects, visit the website of the project. Transform your software development process with , where we uphold the "Concept First" philosophy at the core of our practices.

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