Project Rescue

Over the years we've helped restart and complete a number of stalled software projects.

Projects in need of rescue often started out with the best of intentions. Creating software that addresses complex business issues is, well... complex. As a business leader, you need to move past this stall, get good advice and get the project completed.

Projects stall for any number of reasons

  • Lack of team proficiency with the programming language
  • Poor team communication
  • Poorly defined project goals and requirements
  • Unsure of correct technology for the project
  • Using the wrong development methodology
  • No clear team leadership

Companies or teams try to fix it by

  • Bringing in even more people (will more people help with communication?)
  • Work longer hours ("if we all just work a few more hours a (day, week, weekend), it will come together")
  • Spend, spend, spend! (we can spend more money, buy more tech, and solve the problem)
  • Finger pointing (it is someone or something else causing the problems)
  • Explore different technologies (are you sure the one you're using is the wrong one?)

These don't solve the problem and in many cases just make it worse.

We use Agile Methods to help companies turn stalled projects around.

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan