When the development team has nothing to show after 4 weeks, it is a sign that the project is in trouble. You need someone to look at the methodology and help get the project on track. Problems are more often organizational than technical:
- Poorly defined goals, specifications, responsibilities or deadlines.
- Lack of trust, communication or honesty.
- Toxic people in the organization.
- People put into incorrect roles.
- Inefficient tools or methodologies.
Project rescue is not only used as a last resort. The same principles can be applied preemptively:
- Assess the work environment, methodologies, technical decisions, etc.
- Steer the team in the right direction.
- Report on strenghts and weaknesses and propose steps to improve.
- In needed, accompany the team until a milestone or project completion.
I found Anna by searching the “project rescue” term on Google. I could describe her as “Wonder Woman” of coding, I’m not joking. She is absolutely IMPRESSIVE: really smart, detail oriented and big-picture thinker in the same time, very skilled both in back-end and front-end, but most importantly, delivers the work at the precise time she says she will deliver it. No excuses.
And those are the qualities that everybody is looking for in a web-development contractor for an important project. Be sure to book her time well in advance!