Emergency Response Team
In many cases, a second unbiased opinion from an expert or a timely professional advice can give a new life to a failing software project. We offer a range of consulting services that help you identify and resolve potential and current project issues.
All engagements are strictly confidential.
Initial set of consultations is performed at $0/hr rate + travel expenses. We will only offer you a contract if we are confident that we can help and you see the value in our services.
Different issues require different level of authority for addressing them. We can assist you with
some issues, but many of them can be beyond of our control. Failed projects deserve a comprehensive assessment in order to avoid the same problems in the future.
Identification of existent major issues and risk factors.
Restoration of visibility and control over the development process.
Replacement of obsolete or “too new to be used” technologies with the more stable and adequate ones.
Adjustments to project architecture, partial or complete redesign.
Addressing of outsourcing issues including communication channels, expectations, deliverables schedule and quality, code and data security, and redundancy.
Optimization of quality control and release management processes.
Production rollout readiness assessment.
Planning and building of the support infrastructure.
Typical Software Project Issues
Examples of issues we can help you address
Design and implementation: flawed designs, incorrect technology selection, poor code quality.
Development process: incorrect application of methodologies, lack of supporting tools/technologies, lack of release management.
Project management: team stability issues, lack of leadership.
Scheduling: floating scope, poor estimates and effort tracking, incorrect task prioritization.
Examples of issues typically beyond our control and authority
Corporate environment issues.
Lack of commitment by project owner / stakeholders.
Lack of user feedback.
Lack of domain knowledge of analysts / users.
Our Services to Jumpstart Your New Software Project The Right Way
Assessment of potential project risk factors.
Assistance with technology selection.
Creation of a comprehensive project plan.
Assistance with analysis and requirements definitions.
Setting up the development infrastructure: source control, coding standards and practices, project management tools, project wiki, build and release management, bug tracking, testing automation.
Establishing a method of deriving estimates and effort tracking for your development team.
Design and development of a project foundation and framework.