Software Project Rescue

Software project went wrong? Fallen out with your software developer? We can rescue you and get your business back on track

Software Project Rescue

One rule we learn when we’re young is that things don’t always work out the way we’d like them to. Turns out we didn’t get the trip to the Moon for our birthday. Such letdowns are as common and impactful in software development as with any other human endeavour, and the same solution is available for those with the wisdom to recognise when they’re at the end of their tether: get some outside help.

Software projects can collapse or fizzle out for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes the technology a development team has is inadequate for the task they’ve been charged with. The realisation of that inadequacy can take several forms – commons ones are poor quality coding and scaling problems. Or the issues can be more human, with you not feeling you’re being listened to, or getting access to some of the data you need to proceed (progress metrics in particular).

Another reason might be that there is fallout over a contract or the inability of a customer and vendor to reach agreement about how to proceed. Sometimes the problem can take the form of a developer taking on a software project they’re not equipped for, and struggling to cope with the realities of…and all the while you’re paying for them to progress along a learning curve and trying to maintain the illusion that all is well.

You’re not alone

Almost half of software projects run over budget, and over half don’t achieve what they set out to do – these kind of problems are exactly what our Team-as-a-Service (TaaS) approach is designed to make a thing of the past, but are sadly industry-standard at this point. The issues concerned with software project failure are often tangled up in distinctions between business objectives and technical challenges, and we will spend time having a detailed look at where you are and how you got there before doing anything else. With that information, we can begin to construct the best possible solution for your situation in terms of architecture, code, and timelines, and present that revised plan for approval to stakeholders in the software project.

Once we’ve made that presentation, there are any number of ways forward depending on the nature of the response to our findings. These are some typical options:

  • Provide consultancy to work with your existing development team to identify and navigate the software project through to a happy conclusion.
  • Pick up from the existing software development team – this can only happen after a thorough code review to confirm we understand just what we’re inheriting.
  • Attempt to salvage sections of the existing code, bringing everything we possibly can forward into a new set of code.
  • Work in a consultative fashion to help you productively engage with your existing development team to deliver outcomes.

A better outcome

Given the state of your software project at the point we come aboard, and possible sensitivities between yourselves and your software developers, we’re aware of the need to approach communication with all parties in a transparent fashion for everyone’s benefit – but most of all for the delivery of the software project. Clarity of terms, methods, and outcomes is critical in a situation like this, and we have protocols to cope with a wide range of eventualities thanks to our experience of many situations of this sort.

There are different ways to see your involvement through. Whatever happens, we can make daily progress reports, and it’s up to you how hands-on you want to be. One feature that customers have valued is our creation of a demo as soon as possible, creating more of a sense of the end that is in sight, one that becomes more plausible to reach as iteration follows iteration and the end shape of the software application becomes clear.

Our job is to create business value for you on a software project that’s quite possibly way off its intended outcomes. We will do whatever is necessary to attain that, bringing together skill as system architects, coding experts, and project management acumen to ensure that a source of pain and resentment becomes that quality software product that you hoped for.

How Atlas Can Help You


If you’re interested in finding out how Atlas could help you rescue your software project, call us now on +44 (0)800 133 7948 for a free no-obligation consultation.

Our work

Two of our recent software projects, see Our Work for more Case Studies.

Industries & Customers

We have worked closely with a range of industries and truly understand that no two customers or businesses are exactly alike. This is why we tailor our services and technology to our customers specific business needs.

Our varied and extensive industry knowledge ensures that our software development team are perfectly placed to understand and deliver value to your business quickly and efficiently.

Finance

Pharmaceutical

Inventory Management

Manufacturing

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Startups

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