Discovery Phase Services

71% of all IT projects encounter delayed deadlines.
Incorporating a discovery phase helps you join the rest 29%.
To accomplish this for you, IT Craft studies your project details and incorporates recommendations into a practical plan to fit your requirements.

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  • PeakFactor
  • Adorama
  • Nandos
  • Fielodne
  • flexwise
  • Diamonds
  • RocketRoute

Why do you need a project discovery phase?

Discovery phase software development helps you, an entrepreneur, avoid common pitfalls of irrelevant project planning, so you can:

Focus on real user pains
Receive all required technical guidance
Create optimum user path
Disrupt competition
Identify and eliminate essential project risks
Provide a solid basis for long-term business growth
Intercept scope creep
Launch a unique product
Optimize development costs
Prepare accurate estimates

Our services

Project architecture
User journey map
UI/UX concept creation
Product roadmap
Project documentation
Technical analysis

Project architecture

Software architecture must support project expansion. Because overengineering leads to unnecessary costs, balance is crucial.

  • technology strategy
  • architecture audit
  • system architecture design
  • implementation guidance

User journey map

A user journey map visualizes user interactions. It highlights flaws to help refine the app idea. It can be also used to leverage the app idea in the eyes of investors.

  • proof-of-concept
  • idea validation
  • clickable prototype
  • technical prototype

UI/UX concept creation

During the discovery stage, the team visualizes key app elements and user flow. This helps prepare an impressive user path and excellent visuals.

  • wireframes
  • style guide
  • user flow
  • design mockups

Product roadmap

Your project roadmap encompasses crucial elements of the development process. It determines key milestones, methods, and resources needed to reach strategic goals.

  • risk assessment
  • team composition
  • project plan
  • technical stack

Project documentation

Precise planning and estimation streamline development processes. Documents provide a clear overview of project goals and support them.

  • high-level requirements
  • system admin documentation
  • test plans
  • project specification

Technical analysis

Technical analysis evaluates long-term effects of chosen technologies on the project. Developers select the best project technologies.

  • code inspection
  • analysis of documentation
  • feature delivery
  • system analysis

Essential steps of discovery phase

Discovery phase software development makes informed decisions possible. You know what you can expect from your project. Here is how we ensure the best terms for your idea:

Handling request
Discussing goals
Analyzing project
Estimating project elements
Refining details
Providing deliverables
Implementing recommendations

Team composition

Our company receives your request and forwards it to a dedicated project manager. We sign an NDA to keep your ideas and secrets safe.


Business development manager | Project manager | Business analyst

Team composition

We discuss your vision, your concerns, and requirements to get a bigger picture of your project and ensure you get the assistance you need.


Business development manager | Project manager | Business analyst | Lead developer

Team composition

We study source code, trace project requirements and/or documents that you provide. When needed, we study both users and competitors.


Project manager | Business analyst | Solution architect

Team composition

We make a detailed scope and carefully estimate each detail on the list.


Project manager | Business analyst | Solution architect | UX/UI designer | Front- and Back-end developers | QA engineer | DevOps engineer

Team composition

We discuss our findings with you. You verify and approve them. We go through as many iterations as you need.


Business development manager | Project manager | Business analyst | Solution architect | UX/UI designer | Software developers | QA engineer | DevOps engineer

Team composition

We launch a prototype, deliver wireframes or documentation, and provide you with further recommendations on the best implementation path.


Business development manager | Project manager | Business analyst | Solution architect | UX/UI designer | Software developers

Team composition

Upon agreement, we build and launch a solution based on already-agreed deliverables and dates.


Business development manager | Project manager | Business analyst | Solution architect | UX/UI designer | Software developers | QA engineer | DevOps engineer

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Our Portfolio

National Park Express
Jak Stat

National Park Express

This portal helps travelers design a dream vacation in logical, easy-to-follow steps. Service providers and businesses can promote their services on the platform or use it as a white-label solution.

Users enjoy simple yet comprehensive functionality, a variety of offers and trip templates-everything needed for perfect experience.


This large logistics portal started from an MVP for management of less-then-truck shipments. The portal quickly became popular and greatly expanded its functionality.

Portal functionality makes it possible to quote, coordinate, and track shipments in several clicks. An API is available for 3rd-party integrations.


This web-based healthcare application decreases time needed for secure release of sensitive patient information.

The solution provides an automated report and email generation, record transfer, and billing.


A secure video platform and a white-label solution for billable consultations with industry experts. For experts, the platform automates administrative work.

The platform supports group and individual calls, both for registered users and via an invitation link.

Jak Stat

This service helps premedical students improve their resumes. Students can track their progress and take steps for maximizing chances of application acceptance.

The team implemented special algorithms for precise score calculation and covered it with auto tests to ensure accurate system work.

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  • HealthTech

    Apps for doctors, CRM systems for clinics administration, patient data management solutions.

  • Logistics

    Warehouse management, asset tracking systems, route planning, and optimization software.

  • Fantasy Sports & Gaming

    White label fantasy sports software, flexible approach, any degree of customization.

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    Financial marketplaces, cryptocurrency trading solutions, payroll solutions.

  • Ecommerce

    Online stores, catalogs, POSs, retail shops.

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    Let users progress at a pace using your app for learning and practicing when they have a free minute.

Our clients' success stories.
We love to hear what they say about us.

Stories of people impressed by our service offerings


Adam Orsi, VP of Development at Flexwise

“They have great project management skills and there haven't been any problems with onboarding.”


Co-Founder at XPERTyme

“We had very detailed requirements, but IT Craft challenged our previous work and took it to a completely new level.”


Jared Vishney, Founder & President at Arctrieval

“IT Craft came back with the best proposal. They liked the database design, but said that they would want to scrap the code even though they could have worked with it.”

questions from our clients

What is a discovery phase in a project?

During a discovery stage, the team gathers and analyzes information to identify:

  • scope
  • timeline
  • tech stack
  • risks
  • roadmap

The results of the discovery stage could include documentation, wireframes, user flow diagram, etc.

How long does the discovery phase last?

Depending on project complexity and desired deliverables, the discovery phase can take between two and eight weeks, 40 – 160 working hours.

How much does the discovery phase cost?

Based on the average Central/Eastern European hourly rate ($50), the project discovery phase can cost a business between $2,000 and $8,000.

What does the discovery phase include?

The discovery phase in software development includes the following steps:

  • Request handling
  • Goals and requirements discussion
  • Project analysis
  • Details refinement
  • Documentation/wireframes/prototype/etc. development
Why should I opt for a paid discovery phase when I can have a free estimate?

Choose what suits you best, of course. Please note, discovery phase software services cost you only a fraction of what you save on software development. During the discovery stage, the team clarifies scope of work, project aims and vision, prepares the implementation path, and more. This makes it possible to deliver on time and on budget.

The key to your project success: choose competent, discovery phase project management.

What details should I provide for project discovery?

The discovery phase in software development does not have a fixed format.

Basic information could include:

  • General description
  • Project goals
  • Industry
  • Key features or requirements
  • Desired budget and/or timeline
  • Estimated number of users
  • Desired platform

However, this is not an all-inclusive list. Feel free to add any relevant information.

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