Moving onto the alpha phase

You should only move onto the alpha phase if your discovery findings demonstrate:

  • you can build a service that better meets user needs compared to what's currently available;
  • the service you're building will be better value for money;
  • you have the available funds and staff resources to spend on developing the service; and
  • there are no significant policy or technology constraints that mean you won’t be able to build the service that meets the user needs you've found.

It’s not a failure to stop developing a service after discovery if your findings show that it’s the best thing to do.


Next: Alpha →

Last update:
Jun 4, 2019