Startups with original, breakthrough ideas often come to us and ask "can you do this?" And usually we can. In this case, a well-established serial entrepreneur from the USA came up with a very cool idea in the field of Edutainment.
Edutainment or Educational entertainment is the gamification of learning, the act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains, making learning as fun as possible, cross learning and entertainment.
We cannot disclose the business idea of this project, but we can reveal some technical details. From the very first conversation with the main stakeholder it became obvious that significant part of the implementation will be dealing with video. Such that video-processing, loading, storage and the most effective delivery.
What interests a typical startup client first of all? Typically it's creating a prototype, proof-of-concept. How much time will be needed, how much money, and "when finally I can show something to investors." Since we understand this very well, our analysts conducted several brainstorming sessions with the customer and drafted business requirements for the prototype within 2-3 days. Often we are asked to give a cost assessment straight away, but we still suggest the customer to write at least some requirements document.