In our experience, most projects can be described at the outset as one of the following types:
The focus is on researching user and/or business needs and understanding what constraints exist. These are used to inform the user and/or business requirements.
Alpha projects take the user requirements and combine these with business requirements to build a prototype of a service. Further research may be performed using the prototype, to demonstrate the technical capabilities employed.
A Beta project is the development of a service that can be tested by users in a controlled ‘live’ (i.e. real) situation
At a member’s request, other types of projects can also be run under OIX