Collaborative requirements services

You have a great business idea yet you are struggling to transform it into a fully operational software product. Thereby it is essential to identify the factors that will influence your success by doing a proper assessment of the potential pitfalls. For this purpose, profound knowledge and understanding of both market and technology are required.


Based on years of experience with different types of software development projects across various industries and domains, Levi9 developed a structured approach to guide you through the initial Research & Development. After that, Levi9 will act as your partner for the end-to end implementation through Agile methodology, followed by future enhancements and ongoing product support.   

It all starts with giving your idea the right direction and narrowing down the possibilities to come to an initial set of features that will form the foundation of your new product.

We call this first phase Ideation, which consists of 3 time-boxed steps: Brainstorming, Idea collection and Idea development

Brainstorming takes place in a group of both customer and Levi9 team members and is meant to inspire as many ideas as possible in a spontaneous way. Levi9 facilitates and stimulates the discussion by not limiting the number of ideas brought forward, by offering no criticism and by welcoming ‘wild’, out-of-the-box concepts.

During the second step, Idea collection, the ideas listed are put into the perspective of your business, the current market and the latest technological developments. By elaborating and combining the ideas, they can be narrowed down to a single one

During the last step, Idea development, the selected idea is broken down into high level features. These features represent the most important and complex functionalities of the application. We will help to define these features and to identify potentially challenging technical aspects. Together, we will gather the relevant input and create a backlog for a Proof of Concept.

Years of experience in various industries

Fintech and finance

Technology and innovation for challengers in the finance world


Growing revenues for electronic retail

Digital media and advertising

Programmatic web and data solutions for advertisers

Traffic and Transport

Intelligent Traffic Solutions, Mobility as a Service and Public Transport Solutions

Independent Software Vendors

Scale-up solutions for software companies

Digital platforms

Technology solutions for Digital Platforms


IoT, Blockchain and Integration solutions

Industrial automation

Robust technology for industry-grade applications

Validate the business idea

The next phase, Proof of Concept (PoC), is typically used to validate the selected business idea, to provide clean choices and to minimize the risks associated with a solution.The PoC is executed by an interdisciplinary team comprised of a Product Owner (a role typically fulfilled by a customer representative), as well as technical and domain experts from Levi9.

The general approach is to validate the envisioned solution in a time-boxed manner. 

The two most important elements of this phase are conclusiveness of the solution’s feasibility and time-boxing, which is to limit the timeline, resources and the effort invested in validating the direction taken.  

As the first step, Solution design is used to shape a solution for the selected idea. The multidisciplinary team works together to define the applicable (technical) solution. Together with the Product Owner, acceptance criteria are defined, which is to describe what is to be considered as a conclusive (positive/negative) confirmation of the solution.  

During the second step, Rapid development, the technical implementation is developed to a level sufficient to either confirm or dismiss a solution. The implementation process itself is organized along the lines of Scrum methodology, with frequent feedback moments, and is time-boxed. 

The last step, Solution evaluation looks at the results of development and evaluates the solution in light of the acceptance criteria. Everyone involved takes part in the evaluation, and it is one of the main go/no-go mechanisms for full-scale development. If the PoC phase has shown that the solution implemented or even the initial idea is wrong - there is no point in continuing in this direction. Therefore, this phase can include multiple iterations, each aiming to test a new hypothesis/idea. 

When the outcome is positive, full-scale development starts. Levi9 uses Feature-based development to ensure that end-user feedback is collected is early as possible, and to continuously align the software in development with the expectations of the stakeholders.