Software Project Rescue
Software Project Rescue has become a specialty of E7 Systems. We thrive on taming the variables and setting realistic goals for delivering what our customers really need just in time. ZD NEt Reports that 2 out of 3 IT projects fail.
The good news is that projects are never hopeless. They just need an experience project rescue team to escape their own momentum. E7 Systems has been called into fix dozens of projects. We have developed a Formal Project Rescue Process and we have delivered on 100% of the fixes we have engaged on, no matter what the challenges.
Understanding the causes of project distress are essential to delivering in a project rescue. Frequently blame is leveled on the previous developer. To ensure we don’t repeat their mistakes, we and our clients need to look deeper. Here are 5 top causes of project distress and what we do to overcome them:
|Unclear Requirements||Requirements that are not clearly understood by can cause massive re-coding slowing progress to a crawl. We review all requirements, including schedule and budget|
|Developer Skills||Sometimes the developer just cannot do what they promised. We employ a solid team that has completed many difficult projects together and we give the the time and tools for success|
High Risk Features
We frequently see projects where 1 or 2 roadblocks have destroyed their velocity. We start every project with coding spikes that address the high risk functions and interfaces. We encounter roadblocks when they can still be fixed, cheaply.
Did the previous developer commit to a budget that is grossly insufficient? We review budget requirements and suggest alternatives for desired value within the client’s comfortable investment range.
Once we has a client who had to release by their birthday. Deadlines require review to ensure that they balance the cost of waiting with the costs of rushing.
Some projects are “developer done” but not business ready. By understanding all the client’s needs we plan for the tasks to deliver an operating business system.
Customers are usually fatigued because their budgets are depleted, and almost always, their deadlines are upon them. Rescue customers are looking for developers who can:
E7systems has had the honor of helping businesses from a broad variety of different industries. Here are a few of the many projects:
Understand business goals
Catalog and evaluate viability of assets
Triage Goals and assets to salvage value
Interim CTO – Consult on new directions
Architect new system
Deliver project plan:
Incorporate quality assurance:
Not only will we get you up and running with your new software, but we will also provide assistance in helping you learn the power and potential of the product we created for you.