No matter your team’s experience level, whether your team is remote or works in one office – some pieces of advice are still valid when it comes to improving software development process.
Trying to find new ways to optimize performance and maintainability, as well as improve decision-making process when it comes to technical debt and resource management – those are all must-haves if you want to stay on the cutting edge of the industry and maintain a high level of quality while keeping your team happy.
Developing a software is not that difficult but developing a truly great software might be. That why we have gathered a couple of tips on how to improve your software development process in order to create extraordinary software serving its purpose.
Modern communication abilities are available at the touch of a fingertip and there is no excuse good enough not to practice this. By communicating, we mean team members updating each other and collaborating but also the team lead having continuous interactions with the client, too.
Keep it simple
When there are too many options and no prioritization, confusion and perplexity are the likely results. Doing too much, too quickly is never a good idea. Rather than trying to expand the product features, evaluate needs and prioritize accordingly.
Prepare and practice
Developing a software requires lots of preparation. Therefore, create a clear and explicit workflow, manage your backlog consequently, prioritize and have a clear definition of ‘done’.
Make your progress visible
Everyone on the team, client included, need to know the current status of the project. This might be extended to marketing and sales team, upper management etc. It’s often easy to lose track of the details but it is important to visualize your work – whether it is a physical board on the wall or some tools like Jira or Trello.