What is ‘Strategy & Planning’?

The next phase following the completion of an Audit.

Enabling a business to look forward.

The in-depth technical ideation and planning of the new Product or Strategy.

Mapping, testing, and confirmation of budget, scope of work, and technical specification.

Key stakeholder engagement and resource planning.

Technical Requirements and Integrations

Identification of the most suitable technology options, including requirements for integration with third party plugins for additional functionality. MFC will deliver a framework of the required resource to deliver the individual technical components of the project or platform design and build.

Sitemap and Functionality

This details each ‘page’ within a platform and the functionality that will exist. This enables MFC to begin visualising the platform, and to identify opportunities for streamlining the UX. Importantly it provides a definitive list of functionality that acts as acceptance test criteria for the technical build of the platform. With this in place, you can be certain of complete visibility on the full scope of work (SOW) for the platform, thus being assured the final delivery partner is fully aware of the full project resource and technical requirements.

Brand and Design Requirements

A full and complete brand design, and guidelines brief. This will inform the final estimated project build costs and schedule, ensuring total accuracy, and that the proposed solution is fit for purpose. This also influences where budget and resource will be allocated.

UX/UI Requirements

Once the functionality and system architecture is established, MFC can identify the ‘creative’ elements of the UX. This is specifically in relation to the aesthetics of the functionality of the platform, and how a user flows from browsing through to sign-up, and monetisation.

Strategy & Planning Process

PHASE ONE

DISCOVERY

  • 1.0

    Workshop with internal leaders to confirm the priority of project objectives

  • 1.1

    Identify key stakeholders, and their technical competencies.

  • 1.2

    Understand current workflows.

  • 1.3

    Understand internal frustrations/limitations with the current system and workflows.

  • 1.4

    Understand legal and regulatory requirements.

  • 1.5

    Conduct brand health analysis (offline and online).

PHASE TWO

CONSOLIDATION

  • 2.0

    Consolidation of discoveries in Phase One.

  • 2.1

    Establishment of workflows (Round One).

  • 2.2

    Presentation and feedback workshop of  workflows (Round One).

  • 2.3

    Refinement of workflows and consolidation of feedback.

  • 2.4

    Presentation and feedback of workflows (Round Two).

  • 2.5

    Sign off workflows.

PHASE THREE

FINDINGS & PRODUCT PLAN

  • 3.0

    Workshop delivering product plan to include:

  • 3.1

    Technical requirements and integrations.

  • 3.2

    Sitemap & functionality.

  • 3.3

    UX/UI requirements.

  • 3.4

    Brand & design requirements and brief.

  • 3.5

    Procurement & delivery options.