THERE IS ALWAYS A CHALLENGE WITH APP DEVELOPMENT
As a project manager in Winklix , i always try to balance between constant change the the realistic expectation in the app by clients . We often here , there is nothing much in the app , it is really simple to build , but client is still figuring out the wireframe of it , since we are agile , that could all change .
I know it feels like weird , hearing those lines dozen of times , but the beautiful way of doing the agile work is to constantly change the work to cope up with the client requirement . This also help us in becoming active rather than reactive . And a plus point for me : no more change request after that please..!!
Winklix has ruled out rick management strategies in order to better handle the project risk , even before climbing up the development stairs . We can say that during developmental process , we always get confused between the realistic thing the imaginary one , making it right at some place and wrong at other .
To plan our project in successful wrap , we must think on multi options availability . Say what if client’s back end resources fails to deliver API web services as agreed , will we be able to deliver the project in X weeks ? We must always have a plan B ready in case of worst situation , in order to successfully wrap the project. Always remember ” We always have the options “.
Listed below are some of the biggest challenges while developing the mobile app , and some reliable solutions :
A First Time Tech Entrepreneur
It can be great if you are have great and fresh mindset for developing app . At that point , you must be having higher expectation from your would be app project . If you have been through your would be dream project for a month , it might get difficult to accept concepts to fit’s each and every users mind.
The Solution : Keeping an open mind , and taking opinion from friends and stakeholders help you to be familiar with consumer demands and strategy .The agility of multiple professionals is the reason you chose an agency like Winklix , but you need to let each party do their things.
Third Party API Dependence
Time and time again , I see client dependency on third parties API , which are not ” integration friendly ” . This means there might be less documents , or API may not be friendly enough for easier implementation , thus we have to do R&D , taking it more and more time for project completion .Also last minute changes in project , may create a ripple effect on front end , thus increasing the time frame to work on the changes , thus thereby diverting our mind final developmental and UI furnishing process .
The Solution : Figuring out the buffer between hand off of API service and front end development of those API , will help us in saving time and successful implementation of API’s within stipulated time frame .
No Single Product Owner On Client Side
Getting quick feedback from client side , or by their team members or stakeholders , will definitely add value to the project , and developers team members will also find it useful thus making the easy and ready to use , upto expectation app .There can be nothing more heartbreaking than account manager , seeing a product vision changing again and again by multiple stakeholders due to their un-agreed priorities and decision making .
The Solution : Appoint a single , devoted point of contract with your team and customer and prioritise feedback and requirement from custom on regular scale .
Development Or Design Plan Doe’s Not Include User Testing
Not testing the idea , prototype or regular mockup will surely open doors for successfully developing app .Alternative , “if doors does not open by itself , you have to itself know the doors “.We can find often entrepreneurs shy from releasing or sharing a WIP app , due to concern about idea theft ( “I need a NDA , before sharing it to anyone ” hahahaha ) . At Winklix , we can be guilty of this “value blindness ” as well . We believe in beta testing of app , before releasing the app , with can add wings to your app .
The Solution : Planning for user testing on every phase of app development process is only way to solve this prob. You will also need to beta release your app to some chunks of people or testers , before launching our app .
Preparing for app development will open your app doors of success
Agile project manager will help you to respond to complication during development process and will also give you regular updated about your project . Instead of mindset of okay scenario , focus on best-case scenario , and with a positive thinking of ” this is going to be great “.
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