App Journal: Starting development with scope control while maintaining the big picture

Jon Henshaw shares his experience of making an app for Coywolf. In the second entry of an ongoing series, Jon describes the need to control the project scope while also communicating the full vision from the outset.

I just had the kickoff meeting with the sole developer that will be coding the new Coywolf App. The meeting went well and I attribute that to my experience working with developers for almost two decades.

While it rarely goes perfectly, I always try to learn from past mistakes and focus on what’s most important. For me, that includes keeping the project scope reasonable for the developer. That way it can be built correctly from the outset and in an iterative fashion.

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