To avoid projects from being unsuccessful, we must have a strong strategy for evaluation of projects. These are some ways through which we can efficiently evaluate mobile projects –
- Conduct Operational Assessment – We have to check on whether the organization has the appropriate infrastructure, provisions for data management and content management, team skills and other resources. Also consider legal and security issues.
- Check Capability of Platform – We should check whether the existing platform is adequate enough to fulfill the mobile project’s needs or a third party extension is required.
- Use Version Control – A source code version control tool is required. This tool must seamlessly integrate with the company’s mobile projects and tool-chain.
- Develop Additional Models – Endpoint computing leaders must refocus their efforts on developing alternative approaches to ensure proper evaluation.
- Establish Support – Support and management must be included in any mobile strategy as we have seen a number of mobile projects failing due to lack of end-user support.
- Feasibility – If a mobile project has passed the above criteria, we are almost ready to start a project. The next stage is feasibility assessment. The feasibility studies in terms of technical aspects are derived in detail and the architecture of the mobile application is examined to get a better understanding. There are four main feasibility assessments for technology projects, but as mobile projects are customer facing, it is essential to add a fifth, i.e. market feasibility.
So the five feasibility studies that need to be conducted are:
Technical Feasibility: In technical feasibility, we check
- What kinds of technology will we need?
- Is relevant technology mature enough to be easily applied to our problem?
Operational Feasibility: Operational assessment asks: is the organization ready for the project and its impact and what are the business, cultural, legal and other hurdles that might stop it from working in practice?
- Will there be customer privacy concerns; how will they be managed?
- What data is being collected; how will it be stored and managed; what are the risks?
Schedule Feasibility: This process helps evaluate if the project should/could be simplified to ensure faster speed to market by introducing efficiencies and/or saving features for the first scheduled update.
Economic Feasibility: In economic feasibility, we check the following things
- Resource cost is based on the estimated resources within the technical analysis
Market feasibility: This section of a market feasibility study describes the current market for the product or service
- Market timeliness: best suitable time for release
- Identification of the target audience
A mobile application requires a comprehensive evaluation of its technical requirements & evaluation strategies. So if we follow all the above stages properly, we are good to give a successful project to the company.