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Build and launch your product

We turn your development plan into a product that’s ready to launch

Once you start writing code, we know that the deeper into the Build journey you get, the risks of building from incorrect assumptions increase. During the Build phase, we manage this by listening to users and staying flexible. Instead of steadfastly following a plan we continually test assumptions to pivot and adapt where necessary.

We’ll help you:

  • In previous phases, we’ve taken steps to de-risk the project — we maintain this approach during the Build phase.
  • Remain flexible throughout the Build phase. Remain flexible throughout the Build phase.
  • Build a product using best-in-class tooling, language and architecting for your requirements, laying a robust foundation for future development.
  • Launch a product to the market that is developed to the highest industry standard to exceed objectives.

MOHARA Approach

WAYS OF THINKING

Agile mindset

Our process is based on anticipating change and planning for it. We focus on taking the user from where they are today to where they want to be.

Shared understanding

By ensuring everyone involved in the project understands the overall objective, we improve outcomes. Every element of the project is questioned —this means failure in one area (a poor user story) is picked up by other team members.

WAYS OF BUILDING

High-quality user stories as micro-contracts

By ensuring a shared understanding between team members, each feature is built with the overall user story in mind. We use micro-contracts to break execution into smaller steps with tight acceptance criteria. We deliver high-quality features that fit into the wider plan.

WAYS OF ENSURING QUALITY

Four lines of defence

Everyone involved in a product has a responsibility with respect to delivering repeatable quality. There are checks and balances during development to ensure products achieve the business objectives; this covers product owners, technical leads, engineers and quality assurance.

Project set up

Get the project set up correctly from the start and you’ll have the right foundations to build from. Get the setup wrong and you will always be playing catch up.

Design and engineering rituals

Living and breathing these allows us to support a culture of transparency, collaboration and ‘building for future users’. The whole project team adheres to proven techniques, including code commits, code commentary, code review, pull requests, sprint planning, retrospective and demo, design workflows and design handover.

Our Process:

01
Software architecture
Architect a product appropriate for the build stage, whether that’s a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or getting ready for scale.
02
Focus on Minimum Viable Features
Whilst developing the MVP, we create critical features and functions by running a series of micro-tests to better understand user needs and user experience.
03
Agile development
Our development methodology is agile, giving us maximum flexibility to iterate.
04
Iterative product design and development
We leverage our SCUBA model through the build, where we work in sprints: planning, releasing, testing and continuously learning.
05
Data-driven learning
We focus on making decisions based on data that’s created from testing, building and releasing, which might include an alpha, beta, or pilot.
06
Not just a ‘feature factory’
We ensure that alongside the features to make your product great, we also consider the right environment, approach to debugging, quality assurance and development methodologies.
Etienne Smith Technical & Venture Director
Etienne leads out the development of new products across both our corporate and startup partners. He has successfully worked across X startups where he has spearheaded the CTO function for MOHARA. He has vast experience in the fields of product and technology. He has a Master’s in Engineering and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Before joining MOHARA, Etienne led Innovation and Program Management functions for clients such as X, Y, and Z in South Africa.
Etienne Smith | Technical & Venture Director 

Etienne leads out the development of new products across both our corporate and startup partners. He has successfully worked across X startups where he has spearheaded the CTO function for MOHARA. He has vast experience in the fields of product and technology.

He has a Master’s in Engineering and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Before joining MOHARA, Etienne led Innovation and Program Management functions for clients in the UK and South Africa.

PREVIOUS STEP

Understand

You’ve tested what users think of your product and how they may use it; now you’re well placed to start crunching that data and building the development plan.

NEXT STEP

Accelerate

Now the product is in the market, the next step is gaining traction and accelerating growth.