Audit of your codebases
So your project is well underway, perhaps it even launched already and is in maintenance phase… and life is tough 😫
Perhaps your devs are complaining, because code has become hard to read, refactor, maintain, evolve.
Your product owners are complaining, because development velocity has plummetted and it’s become hard to address client requests, or market competition, at a reasonable pace.
Sometimes executives are complaining, because the product is not moving forward fast enough and competition has started eating your lunch, or because there are too many bugs and customer support is saturated, so your customers are taking their business somewhere else.
All of these share a common root cause (even if there are likely many others): technical debt.
Not everyone was lucky enough to get our help early on during tech scoping 😉, but even for those who did, the natural entropy of a software project always has some impact.
Whether it’s because you started of a poorly-executed proof of concept (again, we can help) instead of a clean slate, or because the spec was lacking at that time, or because devs weren’t sufficiently trained before using these techs, or again because a significant rotation of devs resulted in too much disparity of coding styles and technical approaches, plus the inevitable bad practices still lying around here and there… Reasons abound for your code eventually becoming so entangled it slowly freezes for lack of maintainability.
Useful trimming of your debt
The first stage of healing is admitting there’s a problem 😁
You then need to identify issues big and small, prioritize them, and figure out appropriate remedies, so you can start progressively getting back on course and recovering your velocity!
Here too, we can help you. We come in within a well-defined framework defined together to audit your code, close to your teams, and help you get back on track with clear deliverables, solutions for measuring progress, possibly tech recommendations (e.g. switching libraries, tooling, etc.), detailed guides with tailored best practices, and even, should you want us to, contributions to your code that showcase how to apply all this properly.
So don’t give up, don’t despair: we’re here to put your team back on the saddle and bring their smiles back!