Hard Line Wealth used the App Workshop to determine the scope for their application
A reinteractive App Workshop helped define and validate Hard Line Wealth’s application plans to disrupt the financial services sector.
In looking at the list of reinteractive’s clients it is a ‘been there done that kind of thing’ so we can trust the capability overall of their products. reinteractive have the main strengths we value— character and capability. We will be obviously be working with reinteractive into the future as well.Cody Harmon, Managing Partner, Hard Line Wealth
Hard Line Wealth is a multi-award-winning Financial Planning Advisory company with offices in Melbourne and the Gold Coast. They offer a full range of investment services: providing advice, sound investments, and wealth creation strategies to help their clients achieve their goals.
They have a strong mantra to provide ethical, value-driven financial planning and came to reinteractive with an idea for a disruptive customer-focused solution, addressing the key issues required from customers: trust and great service.
They used the AppWorkshop to determine the scope and requirements for their application project, thereby addressing the discovery component that is vital to the success of any software project. The final Software Requirements Specification document provided at the end of the App Workshop could then be shared with all stakeholders to obtain funding approvals.
After the initial consultation, Hard Line Wealth signed up for the reinteractive AppWorkshop with expert technology consultant, Kerry Esson, who conducts the AppWorkshop. Kerry is an MBA-qualified technologist and experienced director who brings a unique perspective to business and technology problems, sharing a wealth of experience ranging from building technology startups through to consulting to Fortune 500 companies.
Cody Harmon, Managing Partner Hard Line Wealth
I know what lean entrepreneurship is, and as a result, we saw the value in doing an AppWorkshop as the initial step because I come from a place understanding that you have to do a lot of pre-work before you go and build things.
We knew we had to validate our business concept before we invested time and money building it. It’s almost like building a lean version of a product that you are going to use before you build the MVP. It is lean entrepreneurship before the lean entrepreneurship if that makes sense. It is just common sense that you let the market decide what they like and don’t like before you go and develop something. I would tell another company building an application to read “The Lean Startup” by Eric Reis and if you still disagree, then just go fail.
The AppWorkshop is the industry-leading product validation and product discovery service. It comprises an 8-step process, delivered by an expert consultant who works closely with stakeholders. It is designed to validate your business model, develop your product idea and prioritise your product backlog.
It takes approximately 2-5 days to complete and includes the following steps:
Initial Review & Deep Dive
We review your understanding of your business model, idea and any possible competition.
Lean Business Model
We guide you on developing your Lean Business Model Canvas to provide a clear understanding of your business.
Understand your product model and begin expanding your idea and defining your target customer.
Go deeper into your idea by validating the key assumptions with potential customers.
This is where the Agile development process begins by writing the story cards that will form your product.
Prioritising the backlog is important to be able to define your MVP and future product roadmap.
From doing the AppWorkshop we got a really good understanding of what iterations need to be built for our application, and in what order. We defined who we are targeting with our application and the profile of the customer. Our consultant during the workshop, Kerry Esson, was great. He is very experienced and professional. Kerry has really helped us clarify these points.Cody Harmon, Managing Partner Hard Line Wealth
The Application Workshop is highly valuable if you are in any of the following situations:
- You have an idea for an app but don’t know where to begin
- You have an idea for an app but haven’t defined the business model
- You have both an idea and a business model but have yet to validate them
- You want to map out a way to get to market quickly with the least amount of risk
- You want to expand or pivot an existing app to realise its fullest potential
At the end of the Application Workshop you will receive key documents that include:
- Lean Business Model Canvas
- Detailed Product Roadmap
- Highly detailed Technical Specification document that translates your idea into a document that developers use to build the MVP for your application
Developing any software is a significant investment. If the foundations aren’t there before development begins, the investment required to achieve a Minimum Viable Product to market can blow out.
Spending a little time up front validating the idea and business model can save $100,000s in the long run.
The App Workshop was a great investment. I really value the work that Kerry put in. We knew we could trust him with our ideas, and he is coming from a good place of what will work best for us. It was good to go through the process of the workshop and speak with him about the elements we have to go through the build our app. The AppWorkshop was definitely money well spent and it really clarified our understanding.Cody Harmon, Managing Partner Hard Line Wealth
CDC Victoria engaged in a reinteractive App Discovery Workshop.
You have a great idea you want to build into an application. So, what is the next step to get exactly what you want, within budget?
A discovery workshop was a fairly low-risk, value for money, intermediate step that took the project forward. It should be part of any feasibility analysis prior to actually committing to building an app.Johann Tay, Manager of ICT and Innovation, CDC Victoria
- AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
- App Design Workshop
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Visual Design
- Web & Mobile App Development
- Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
- OpsCare® Managed Hosting
- CodeCare® Code Maintenance
- Code Inspect Service
- Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
We work hard to find the right digital solution for you. Through our AppWorkshop we work with you to identify opportunities and engage in expert planning for business-critical applications. The aim is to get your application delivered and operating as fast as possible, with the viewpoint of incrementally adding features as the site matures and grows.
App Design Workshop
Developing any software is a significant investment. If the foundations aren’t there before you begin development you can invest more than necessary getting your MVP to market. This workshop is for anyone who needs to innovate their business and requires the ideation of an application or anyone who has an application idea that needs to be mapped out.
User Experience (UX) Design
We help make even the most complicated web and mobile apps easy to navigate and create solutions that engage users, keeping them happy and on your page longer.
Our Visual Designers work with you to create the final look and feel of your website or application, including the strategic implementation of images, colours, fonts and other elements.
Web & Mobile App Development
Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
We have in-depth experience in utilising the Salesforce® API and the Heroku platform that allows us to build custom applications that sync with Salesforce, allowing you to leverage the full power of the Salesforce Cloud.
OpsCare® Managed Hosting
We will protect, monitor and scale your Ruby on Rails website or app 24/7. Hosted on AWS or Heroku. We wear the pagers, so you can concentrate on growing your business.
CodeCare® Code Maintenance
Fixed price ongoing code maintenance for Ruby on Rails applications to handle future updates and tweaks.
An application review is where reinteractive reviews your application code base for security flaws, performance issues, or anything that should be improved.
Code Inspect Service
With over 200 major projects completed by reinteractive, we have a very deep understanding of best practices and ideal scenes in software development, positioning us to deliver a comprehensive report on the quality of any Ruby on Rails based code.
Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
Our expert team have intimate knowledge of the Ruby on Rails framework, making reinteractive a fantastic choice for upgrading your application to the latest version of Rails and Ruby.