We start with “Why.” What’s the purpose of this project? What one thing, if you did it right, would change everything for the positive? And conversely, what one thing, if we failed, would spell doom for everyone?
With everyone in agreement on the vision of the project, we work to understand and plan everything that will go into the execution. Requirements are worked through until the business, functional, and technical needs are crystal clear, in writing, and agreed on by all parties.
Design, development, quality assurance, and deployment follow in suit, all made much easier by the hard work to gain alignment in the beginning.