Developing an application with a clear roadmap? No matter what is your level of clarity, during the development phase, one encounters numerous challenges. Whilst, every project comes with its own roadblocks but there are few generic challenges that surface regardless of the character of the project.
Let’s address 3 of generic app development challenges that may kill your project and the possible solutions which will facilitate overcome the above challenges.
1. Product Delays and Budget Overruns
Someone stated it well that ‘time is money’. Now no one like to lose their money just because manufacturers’ operations were not planned properly. This is a major drawback which happens for a diversity of reasons. Naming a few of them, improper capability mapping, dependencies, and a gap of talents.
Also, budget overruns are usually expressly tied to product delays.
The longer it takes you to unleash and the more you push your project on the verge to collapse.
How to Overcome
The product delays and overruns in the project can’t be simply avoided but we can always scale back budget risks and time in projects.
a) Iterative Development
We always aspire for obtaining unblemished performance from the version one of our product which is why our time estimates are very less than they actually should be. Iterative development should be encompassed in the time estimate to avoid a rush at the later phase of the project.
b) Capacity mapping
Often improper capacity mapping leads to product delays and budget overruns because if the capacity mapping is not done properly, a reliable estimate of time and budget can’t be made.
If planning is to be done on actual parameters a method needs to be devised which permits one to determine team capability and compare it to the project necessities which in turn allows the user to predict speed with a good degree of accuracy.
Now that the speed is known, one can tell what proportion of task at hand team can accomplish in given amount of time.
Time and budget are enormously affected in the quest to adapt to the dynamic wants of the client. If the app development method is agile, time and budget can be easily managed and hence product delays & budget overruns can be avoided.
2. Lack Of In-House Experience
Usually, organizations tend to assume that the existing development and QA groups can be used for any mobile technology task. But more often than not there are wide talent gaps.
The assumption that in-house teams will learn the mobile technology quickly enough to converge the company’s mobile development necessity can be harmful. As mobile application development is a different discipline and like any other discipline expertise is crucial here.
How to Overcome
The simplest way to do get a job done is to find and hire a professional in the field. But, the wisest option will be partnering with professionals in the field. The motive should be filling talent gaps apart from meeting the following requirements:
Ability to integrate along with the existing team
The process of information transfer and retention
Experience with similar engagements
Change management processes
Overall development method
3. Many Stakeholders With Differing Priorities
This is especially tough to deal with as diverging priorities will throw off timelines, affect the scope, and kill budgets. rigid method of app development like ‘waterfall’ is bound to fail in such circumstances as it will fail to cope up with modifications.
How to Overcome
Effectively converging differing priorities can all be done with an agile and adjustable method. Following practices like rolling wave mapping will let you accommodate modifications as they come.
For more troubleshooters, stay tuned!