The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

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The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

Albert Einstein once said:

If I cant picture it, I cant understand it.xAlbert Einstein

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

We agree!

People ask us all the time, Why are you so adamant about wireframing all the software screens before any programming work begins?

This is a fair question. There are three reasons.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

First, adding low-fidelity wireframes to a larger Statement of Work (SOW) yields a well-documented set of business and programming requirements, requirements that can be revisited anytime in the future.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

Second, we have watched first-hand what happens when wireframing is bypassed or ignored.

Nothing hurts more than receiving calls from business owners telling us they have been working on a project for six months, only to realize they have no source code or functioning software to show for it.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

Third, unless you a part of company that can absorb time and production delays, or you are willing to risk it all, it is impossible to adequately predict costs and programming time without developing a complete statement of work, including wireframes.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

This is also why development quotes from RFQs are never correctEVER.

Wireframes may not catch every single nuance within a sprint, but they can mitigate risk and reduce cost overruns by as much as 95%.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

Generally speaking, the problem with software development is not whether the project team understands what needs to be developed. That is usually the easy part.

The problem is all those pesky hidden requirements that will not (or cannot) reveal themselves until programming efforts are well underway.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

Discovering hidden requirements midway through a project can have a tremendous negative impact, forcing the addition of new requirements, piling on changes to already developed source code, or worse, forcing reprogramming and testing of already developed code.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

You would not dream of building a custom home without an architect and complete set of blue-prints, yet for many software projects, thats exactly what a small business with limited experience will attempt to do.

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

Failing to invest the time and resources needed to develop wireframes up-front adds time, heartache and cost overruns to a project costs that are often undiscoverable without wireframing, and costs that often derail even the best of intended efforts.

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The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

There are two types of wireframes; Low- and High-Fidelity, but for these slides, we are going to discuss only low-fidelity wireframing.

Be sure to see our other slide shows and videos that delve into the benefits and reasoning of high-fidelity wireframing.Low-Fidelity Wireframe Financial Services Application

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

Here are our top 5 reasons for creating low-fidelity wireframes. Low-Fidelity Wireframe Financial Services Application

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

1) It is estimated that Scope Creep is responsible for as much as 50% of all software project failures.

Wireframing, when performed correctly, reduces Scope Creep, often by as much as 95%. This lowers programming time and keeps costs from skyrocketing out of control.Low-Fidelity Wireframe Social Media Mobile Application

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

2) Programmers can start coding as soon as stakeholders approve the wireframes, often the same day of sign-off.

Programmers can also work with minimal supervision, reducing meeting time around the conference table, and recapturing otherwise lost programming time.Low-Fidelity Wireframe Real Estate Underwriting Application

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

3) Stakeholders and users can easily view and approve wireframes before any programming begins.

Nothing is more powerful than sitting around a conference table, projecting wireframes onto a wall, and listening to stakeholders and users debate and improve software in real-time.Low-Fidelity Wireframe Wholesale e-Commerce Application

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

4) Some believe that wireframing is not cost efficient, but the exact opposite is true.

With wireframes at their side, programmers can immediately begin programming ask any programmer. This helps increase ROI while simultaneously producing better software.Low-Fidelity Wireframe Project Management SaaS

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

5) Technical Debt is broadly defined as taking the QUICKEST path to developing software-- not the BEST path.

Low-Fidelity wireframing drastically reduces Technical Debt, one of the costliest long-term project killers overlooked by many small businesses.Low-Fidelity Wireframe Medical Patient Transportation Application

The Top 5 Benefits of Low-Fidelity Wireframing

To learn more, answer your questions, or to schedule a meeting to discuss a project, call our office at623-322-1417.

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