Scope Writing
Successful projects starts with a plan.

Looking to scope an innovation strategy but don’t know where to start? This is where we come in. We are experts in mapping out the scope required and know exactly what is involved to deliver a clear roadmap to launch.

What is scope writing

To define scope writing, we first need to define what we mean when we refer to your project’s scope. The scope is essentially the extent or entirety of what it is involved to produce the end product. Every person who works on your project, including you, should have a clear understanding of what is included, more specifically, the technical requirements, deliverables and how the final build will look and function.

Scope writing on the other hand, refers to the process of manually writing and identifying these requirements to set a timeline for each deliverable to be produced. While is sounds fairly simple, it is a highly involved and detailed process, which we have outlined for you below.

Why is it important?

Scope writing dictates every step and requirement that is involved to development your final product. Identifying the scope early on in the project timeline, results in a more efficient development and reduces the risk of delays due to uncertainty and undefined project details. By defining a timeline for production, all persons involved will have a clear understanding of the expectations and individual requirements needed. At App Boxer, we work collaboratively with you to ensure that every step taken is within the scope defined and meets your expectations.

Failing to identify a clear and detailed scope can put the project as risk of delays, increased costs and ultimately lead to a lack of confidence in your final product. For this reason we have spent time ensuring that our scope writing processes are highly detailed. We also know that understanding the full extent of a projects scope can be an intimidating feat, therefore our team will take the time to sit down and explain each detail so you have the confidence that together we are building a product that you can be proud of!

What is our cope writing process

While there is a lot that goes into building an app from the ground up, our scope writing process can be broken down into 4 steps. Below we have outlined what this process involves.

Discovery workshop

Our first meeting is set with the intention of getting to know each other and what your idea is all about. The focus will be on understanding your intentions and discovering your value proposition – what is going to make you stand out from the rest. This is the first step to understanding what will be involved and begin mapping out the scope. During this collaborative process, we are there to help guide you and create a plan that suits both the needs and requirements of the app.

User flow diagrams

Following our Discovery Workshop, our Solutions Architect will begin brainstorming and writing the User Flow Diagrams. This involves scoping out a high-level overview of your app and establishing the primary scope that will be carried through to development. This includes listing all the key features and functions that are necessary, as well as defining the technical requirements for development.


Next we move onto the wireframes. This is where you will start to the see the app begin to take shape. The designer on the project will take the flows as outlined above and begin to scope out the user interactions. These wireframes are essentially a black and white blueprint of how the app will function and at this point the designer will begin to replicate the users interactions. In this phase we start to establish the user’s expectations and needs and map out any tools required for integration.

User stories

The next phase, which involves writing the user stories document, is the most crucial part of the scope writing process. This is written by our experienced Business Analyst, who compiles the scope outlined in the User Flow Diagrams and Wireframes into a single document referred to as the User Stories. This process involves defining each step a user takes when interacting with the product. Each step is further broken down into the feature, functionality, interaction and technical back end development processes required to produce.


The user stories are essentially like a shopping list for your app, it dictates every detail involved in the development process, the cost and time required, and outlines plans for future iterations. They also give you the freedom to break down the development into phases so that you can launch with a lean MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and get to the market faster. It gives you and your investors the confidence in your product and a detailed roadmap to development.

Why choose App boxer?

Every successful project starts with a plan. We specialise in building detailed roadmaps to ensure your product is developed to the highest standard.

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  • How much experience does App Boxer have?

    We’re not your average app development agency! We’ve got the skills, the experience, and the secret sauce that makes us the go-to team for app projects. With over a decade of industry expertise, we’ve conquered mountains of code and delivered stellar apps to clients across diverse industries. Trust us; we’ve got the know-how you’re looking for in an app developer and are positioned as one of the best app builders in Australia!

  • What is App Boxers development process, and how do we ensure quality?

    Ah, the magic behind our app wizardry! Our development process is like a well-choreographed dance using the Agile development methodology, ensuring that every step leads to app perfection. We follow industry best practices religiously, from capturing requirements to designing, coding, testing, and deploying. And quality? It’s our middle name! Our team of perfectionists leaves no pixel unpolished and no line of code unchecked. Rest assured, your app will shine brighter than a supernova when partnering with the best app builders in Sydney, Australia!


    • Research – This is the stage where you learn everything you need to know about your developing app idea, from your customer demographics, your motivations, buyer personas etc. This first step is essential as it lays down the necesary research and brainstorming groundwork for the stages that follow.
    • Wireframing – Wireframing and drawing detailed sketches of your envisioned product allows you to understand the future of your app functionalities.
    • Technical feasibility assessment – Getting a clearer understanding of your product visuals and which backend systems will be able to support your app’s functionality. An app depending on its formation (iOS, Android) will have different requirements.
    • Prototype – By building a rapid prototype, you will be able to comprehend your app’s touch/user experience yourself and assess whether you’re going in the right direction. Include stakeholders in this process as their feedback is crucial to productivity development.
    • Design – Time to deep-dive into coding. Your UI/UX whizzes will build the look and feel of your app, providing you multiple blueprints and visual direction for you to review. Depending on your budget and scope, the design phase can take a number of hours and elements.
    • Development – This stage will occur early on and will often feature a set amount of series to validate an app’s functionality and assumptions to give you a better understanding of the scope of your work. At this point, regular changes and improvements to agile methodologies will be used and reviewed to move productivity.
    • Testing – In mobile app development, the earlier and more often you test the better as this will keep final costs low. Application testing is vast so ensure your team covers the necessary facets from compatibility testing, usability, interface checks, stress, security, performance and so on.
    • Deployment – Once your app is ready to submit, choose a day and key up for a formal launch. Different app stores will feature different launching policies so this is not the end. App development doesn’t end at a launch. Once your app gets in the hands of users, you will need to incorporate their invaluable feedback to future versions and regular updates.
  • How does App Boxer handle project management and communication?

    We’ve got project management skills that rival the world’s best jugglers! When you embark on the app development adventure with us, we assign you a dedicated project manager who will be your trusty guide throughout the journey. We use top-notch project management tools like Jira, Confluence and Slack to keep things organized and transparent(Yes you’re in these tools with your project team). And communication? It’s our secret weapon! We’ll be in touch daily, ensuring you’re in the loop plus you’re invited to your projects weekly sprint meetings! Another reason why we’re the preferred mobile application development company for many of Australia’s challenger brands!

  • How much does it cost to develop an app?

    Ah, the million-dollar question! We understand that budget plays a crucial role in your app development journey. The cost of building an app can vary depending on numerous factors, such as the complexity of features, design requirements, platforms, and development timeline. 

    The average app development cost is around $50,000 and $200,000, depending on how much existing technology you’d like to use and how much you want to build from scratch. Most app development companies’ costs vary depending on local, hybrid or offshore development, We sit nicely in the middle with our hybrid model of onshore management and design with offshore development execution and rates.

    At our app development agency, we take a customized approach to pricing. We’ll work closely with you to understand your app’s unique needs and goals. Based on that, we’ll provide you with a detailed project proposal outlining the costs. Our transparent pricing structure ensures no hidden surprises along the way.


    While we can’t provide an exact figure without understanding your specific project requirements, we can assure you that we strive to deliver excellent value for your investment. Our focus is on creating high-quality apps that meet and exceed your expectations while maintaining a competitive pricing structure.


    Building an app is an investment in your business’s growth and success. It’s essential to consider factors beyond the initial development cost, such as ongoing maintenance, updates, and potential enhancements. We’re here to guide you through the process, providing expert advice and helping you make informed decisions that align with your budget and long-term goals.


    Let’s connect and discuss your app project in more detail. Together, we’ll find the perfect balance between your vision and budget to bring your app idea to life!

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