Can an Ancient Greek Philosophy Fix Your App-Building Anxiety?
- Try to regain a sense of control over anything and everything,no matter how miniscule or remote (leading to failure), or
- Focus on defining fears and boxing in the worse case scenario (leading to success).
Two-Week Sprints for Anxiety-Free App Development
At Galtsoft, we organize our development projects into transparent, two-week mini-projects. The client is actually in control of the process, through establishing the budget, defining what the product will do, setting priorities, and verifying results. There’s no need to worry about progress when you’re in the loop and along for the ride.
Examples of ways to keep the client in the loop include:
- work together to prioritize the most important features and issues,
- communicate sprint progress with a visual project management tool,
document all stories, issues, and bugs in a tracking tool,
- tag all code changes with the issue number and make it all visible to client,
- channel all tool tracking notifications, giving the client a sense of the ongoing effort,
- and providing frequent software deliveries with a clear record of the issues addressed.
Even if, despite all the transparency, they’re still nervous about the app, they’ll have the actual product at two week’s end to measure against their expectation.
Keep Eyes on the Prize
- Works hard to organize detailed communications between client and the team,
- Prizes transparency,
- Time-boxes the development effort,
- Hides nothing from you, even parts you may not understand,
- Keeps you in the loop with visibility of the daily activity of the team,
- Provides detailed build announcements so you know how your app is progressing, and
- Gives you intermediate products to work with on your device.
A development team like that knows your fears, uses processes to minimize them, and reduces the amount of things out of your control so you can focus on your business.