Significant up front planning and an excellent design and discovery process
are the keys to any successful software or web site development project.
Since it was founded in 1997 Whitecap has developed over 100 complex and
sophisticated software applications on behalf of our clients. The strong software
development backgrounds of our development team, together with the wealth of
experience gained from multiple projects as referenced above, has enabled our
company to refine its design, discovery and planning process to the point where
today it is recognized as one of the company's key differentiators, representing
significant value to our clients.
We call this our e-RAD process, which stands for e-Business Requirements
Analysis & Design. e-RAD is both the process of design and discovery,
as well as the documented output from that process - the plan!
e-RAD is the process by which we assist our clients to translate their desired outcomes into technology solutions tied directly back to their business goals and objectives.
The documented output from the e-RAD defines and clearly articulates the functionality required of the application, the technology strategy, the solution architecture, the implementation plan, and includes a fixed price quotation to build out the project. In many cases our e-RAD deliverable includes Use Case Models, screen shot mock ups, or in some cases proof of concept or working prototypes.
e-RAD is a working document. It is the well-defined specification for what will be delivered. It is the equivalent of a "blue print" in the construction industry.
Some of our clients have even used Whitecap's e-RAD process and the resulting documentation as the basis of their tendering process - the document they use to tender the job to the street.
A professionally developed e-RAD is a roadmap to success. It is a key requirement for ensuring that you will indeed take delivery of what you have contracted your developer to design and build for you, on time and on budget!