There are many a time when even a meticulously planned software project may fail to take off. The reasons can be aplenty, but there is a common thread that runs across most failed off-the-shelf software projects: they deviate from their original value proposition. So how do we pull the project back on track and prevent it from failing further. Here are a few ways that custom software solutions can do the trick, and more than just revive the struggling project:
Better safe than sorry:
It is important to look for any possible deviations that may arise in the course of project development including build quality, functionality or budget, if so, appropriate course correction should be taken to address the same. Never take any issue, however small it may be, for granted or else it would burgeon to something project-threatening.
Assess the current project status:
The next step is to assess where the project currently stands. Prepare dot points on what has been completed and what has been kept pending. Try to measure expected quality against the set benchmarks. Check again if the selection of tech stack is right. Wrong use of technical skill sets can play havoc all the way through.
Identify the problems and their root cause:
Identifying the actual problem with the entire development team and detailing it out is critical. More importantly, arriving at the root of it will prevent recurrence, and further eliminate repeat issues. Ensure this is done elaborately so as to leave no stone unturned.
Preparation of a comeback plan:
Once the problem and its root are determined, define the steps that will put the focus on the project clearly with time and cost as success criteria. A well crafted comeback plan if wrongly executed can still spell disaster.
Build a proficiently competent team:
A focussed development team is an ideal mix of coders, UI/UX designers, program managers, technical writers and software testers whose individual skill set and effort should be coordinated towards rebuilding the project. There are times when outsourcing part project is advisable though it may demand rigorous vetting and expert recommendation. One notable advantage of it, however, is that the core team can concentrate on important tasks and modules leading to faster project completion.
Clear communication removes barriers:
It must be noted that most project success hinges in the balance between effective communication and execution. Poor communication leads to poor understanding of job roles, faulty decisions, ambiguity, irregular project updates and improper assignment of tasks.
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