Even with detailed planning, sometimes project failures are inevitable. Hitting a wall in your development progress, however, doesn’t require abandoning your project altogether. In fact, thanks to solutions like Idea Maker’s software rescue services, you can successfully bring your project to completion despite its earlier hurdles.
In this article, we explore why your project may have faced difficulties and discuss what our team can do to help get you back on track. Keep reading to learn more.
Why Your Software Development Might Have Failed
In order to prevent future mishaps, it’s best practice to spend some time considering why your project failed. Here are a few common causes of project failure and abandonment.
A common reason that projects fail is when an essential developer resigns from the project due to personal reasons or issues with the project itself. As a result, it’s an excellent idea to regularly check in with your team members to ensure that they are happy with the project and understand their tasks. Often, unhappiness comes from a lack of understanding, direction, and attention from management.
Another reason for project failure is management issues, such as poor task management and incorrect scheduling. As a project manager, you are the glue that holds your team–and project–together. This means that if you fail to hold yourself to account and do not keep on top of your own tasks, the whole project can crumble.
More often than not, project failure comes down to a lack of resources, whether it be time or money. This can be avoided by aiming to build minimum viable products (MVPs) and not taking on projects that are too extensive. It’s also important to assess your resources before starting a project so that you may allocate them appropriately.
Software Development Project Rescue From Idea Maker
At Idea Maker, we have a history of bringing projects back from the brink of failure. In fact, a number of our largest and most long-standing clients came to us in need of our project rescue services. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose Idea Maker to rescue your project.
We have a quickly growing team of over 20 software developers, designers, and project managers, meaning that we’re never short of staff. Even if a team member of ours were to resign mid-project, we’d still have the manpower to effectively complete your project. However, most of our team members have been with us for multiple years and have seen many projects through to the end. As a result, when working with Idea Maker, you can rest assured that your project is in reliable hands.
Access to Large Amount of Resources
As a large team with employees trained in many different disciplines, as well as long-term relationships with clients and service providers, we have access to a large number of resources. This means that we are able to provide services that effectively meet all your requirements and functionality. However, we are realists here at Idea Maker, and we work toward setting achievable goals and expectations.
Proven Track Record
Many software development companies will claim to be reliable and experienced, but rarely do they have client testimonials and portfolios to verify such claims. At Idea Maker, we do! To view our previous experience, all you need to do is navigate to our portfolio page. You can also see what our clients think of our services by visiting our Clutch.co page.
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Extensive Tech Stack
Our access to large amounts of resources extends to our tech stack, by which we mean the technology we’re able to use to develop your software. We have access to and experience with numerous industry-standard development tools, frameworks, and environments, such as Python, Java, C#, and React Native. Additionally, we may also leverage our knowledge of cloud computing when required.
Services We Offer
We offer several types of development services that enable us to tackle almost any project. Here are just a few services we offer.
Custom Software Development
Our custom software development services bring you bespoke applications with all the required functionality you and your business need. We’ve worked in a wide range of industries, from fintech to real estate, so we have an in-depth understanding of what it takes to build professional and varied software. What’s more, our expert UI/UX designers are well-versed in smoothly placing the user at the center of our software experiences.
Websites are crucial to any successful business, and if your web development project has failed or been abandoned, it’s imperative that it’s completed as soon as possible. At Idea Maker, we provide our clients with expert website development services that include basic websites suitable for small businesses and web applications perfect for enterprises.
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Mobile App Development
Mobile apps are an excellent way to elevate your business, whether you run an auto repair shop or a fintech company. Yet, mobile app development is both resource and expertise heavy, meaning they are often discarded. Fortunately, thanks to our large pool of resources and developers, we can confidently offer mobile app development rescue services that take your business to the next level.
Software-as-a-Service platforms are great for generating recurring revenue. However, in order to capture the ongoing interest of users, they must be developed properly and with an outstanding UI/UX. Our team of expert designers and developers can bring your abandoned SaaS project to life with user-friendly design and functionality.
Our Software Development Rescue Process
Over the years, we’ve refined our development and software project rescue process. Although the following steps may change depending on your project requirements, the following is a general outline of our development procedure.
Consultation and Project Assessment
We start our project rescue process with an in-depth consultation and project assessment, in which our team of experts strives to understand your project’s history, objectives, challenges, and desired outcomes. We listen to your concerns and assess the current state of the project, identifying the root causes of the abandonment.
During this phase, we collaborate closely with you to redefine your project goals and expectations. By properly understanding your vision, we can align our efforts to ensure the project’s effective completion and long-term success.
Reverse Engineer Existing Components
With a clear understanding of the project’s requirements, our skilled developers embark on the reverse engineering process of meticulously examining the existing codebase, documentation, and any available resources related to the project.
By reverse engineering the existing components, we identify flaws, inefficiencies, and potential integration challenges. This process enables us to preserve valuable elements while also preparing for necessary updates and enhancements.
Fix and Improve
Our experienced development team then addresses the identified issues and begins the process of fixing bugs, resolving bottlenecks, and boosting the project’s functionality.
To ensure the project’s long-term stability and maintainability, we adhere to best coding practices, employ modern technologies, and optimize performance. During this stage, we also introduce innovative solutions to enhance the project’s capabilities and align it with current industry standards.
Quality assurance is a fundamental aspect of our project rescue process. As a result, before delivering the revamped project, our dedicated QA team thoroughly tests every aspect of the application, including its functionality, performance, security, and compatibility across various platforms and devices.
By implementing rigorous QA practices, we can guarantee that the revived project meets the highest standards of quality, offering a seamless user experience and minimizing potential risks.
Deliver and Maintain
With the project revitalized and thoroughly tested, we are ready to deliver your project. However, we remain committed to providing ongoing maintenance and support services to ensure the project’s continued success and adaptability to changing business needs.
Our team actively monitors the project’s performance, promptly addresses any issues that may arise, and implements necessary updates or enhancements as required. This approach ensures the project remains resilient and evolves with the ever-changing business landscape.
Schedule a FREE Consultation Today
If you’re in need of software project rescue services, you’re in the right place. The experts at Idea Maker are ready to help you complete your project and take your business to the next level. Schedule a free consultation today to get started.