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How to Avoid Common Custom Software Development Project Delays

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As a top Dallas custom software development company, the team at 7T is very familiar with the many potential delays that can arise during the course of a project. Fortunately, when you work with an experienced custom software developer, you’ll be under the guidance of a team that’s familiar with the process, making it possible for them to guide you from start to finish.

Even with the best, most experienced Dallas software development company building your enterprise mobile app or software platform, delays can still occur. So let’s look at a few ways that you, the client, can take action on your end to ensure that your project remains on schedule and on budget!

Software Development Delays from Project Scope Changes

A change in scope can result in a significant shift in your software development timeline and budget. For this reason, it’s important that you perform a thorough analysis of your needs at the outset of the project as you’re creating your requirements document.

If you perform an in-depth review of your needs during this part of the process, you can usually establish a project scope that will work for your timeframe, budget and your needs as a business / organization. It’s vital that you take the time to understand precisely why you’re developing a custom software platform or mobile app; only then can you determine what features and functionalities will need to be included. It’s often helpful to involve individuals from multiple divisions and departments to get a firm understanding of the needs within these areas of the company.

Changing the project scope midstream can get messy. In some cases, you may opt to develop a platform in multiple phases rather than changing scope midway through the build.

Software Development Project Delays from a Slow Feedback or Approvals Process

As a client, you’ll need to provide input at key points in the software or app development process. This can range from small approvals such as okaying color scheme and layouts, to approving a detailed scope of work document.

It’s important that you perform reviews and approvals in a timely manner, as there are cases whereby the project’s progress may be dependent upon your input or feedback. Take the time to thoroughly review documents and other materials related to your project; this will maximize your chances that the platform will meet and exceed your expectations.

Third-Party Integrations and Software Development Delays

In most cases, third-party platforms have an API that can be used to achieve a seamless integration into your mobile app or enterprise software platform. That said, there is a potential for challenges when you’re working with a third-party platform that’s beyond your control.

For instance, a third-party platform may perform an update that causes some sort of conflict or problem on your interface. Or conversely, you may perform an update on your own platform that results in an issue with the third-party interface.

When you’re dealing with integrations, you’re working with a system that is beyond the control of your development team; this can result in challenges and ultimately, delays. So just be aware of this possibility when opting for third-party integrations.

As a top Dallas custom software development company, 7T strives to solve problems and boost ROI through digital transformation. Our innovative team integrates cutting-edge solutions into virtually every development project, whether it’s  mobile app development, custom software projects such as CRM platforms or ERP development, we’re ready to deliver collaborative, multi-phased software development services to clients in all business sectors.

SevenTablets has offices in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, and Austin, but our clientele spans far beyond Texas and the midwest. If you’re ready to harness the power of an innovative mobile app, custom software platform and today’s most innovative technologies, contact 7T.

If you’re ready to build a custom mobile app or enterprise software platform, we invite you to call our Dallas area offices at 214-299-5100.

Nupur Sharma

Nupur Sharma is a Senior Business Analyst at 7T, where she serves as a liaison between clients and the 7T project team. Nupur is involved in the complete project lifecycle to deliver unique solutions and ensure all client business requirements are met. She has over 10 years of experience in Information Technology as a business analyst across different industries. Nupur holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the University of Texas at Dallas. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband.

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