Apps Should Be Built in Layers
Once your most valuable features are built, you can focus on the auxiliary features that also need to be present. Login, sign-up, payments, account management, administration, dashboards, etc. all need to be present in the application, but they are not the reason users are buying or using the application. All of these features can be layered on top of the main value-add features, which will then improve the communication and functionality surrounding these features.
This approach fits very well with the Agile and Lean methodologies — both of which are practiced by Very’s web development and IoT development team.
The Agile method prioritizes flexibility, speed, working with cross-functional teams, and continual improvement through iterative development. The Lean method, meanwhile, helps to focus goals and objectives throughout the development process. Lean is all about is figuring the optimum set of features to produce maximum ROI.
Creating an Effective Project Roadmap
Remember: login and sign-up are not blockers for your main value-add features. Features can be built and integrated into your application when they become absolutely necessary. The most important takeaway is that value-add features should be built first. That way, when the project is approaching the end of its budget, tradeoffs and sacrifices are made for auxiliary features rather than primary features.
The team at Very has a storied history of developing stunning projects using the Agile and Lean methods, focusing the bulk of our time on the features most critical to your product. If you’re looking for a development partner for your next project, send us a note today.