Does your project need salvation?
- Preservation from destruction or failure.
- Deliverance from danger or difficulty.
If you hired a team to develop a software project and
- it is consistently missing deadlines
- the project should have been delivered weeks or months ago but there is no telling how long it is still going to take
- glitches keep piling up and the team seems unable to keep up. It looks like playing a game of whack-a-mole, fix something here and something else pops up in a different place
- progress has come to a halt. The effort of fixing issues is preventing the completion of the rest of the project
- months into the project, the team does not understand the project goals or how to achieve them
- nobody is taking responsibility
then your project is at risk and your investment may be wasted unless you take decisive action.
When a team is unable to deliver, business goals are endangered. Time-to-market suffers. Competitive advantages are lost. Opportunity costs skyrocket. Returns on investment are not realized or heavily diminished.
Can all projects be saved?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the sooner you know, the better: the answer is no. Some projects are beyond salvation. By the time you get an expert on your side, what has been developed so far could be so inadequate that the rest of the features cannot be added without massive costs involved. Or the errors so pervasive that every time something is fixed, three other things break. In such cases, it might make more sense to cut your losses and start from scratch.
In other situations, the right guidance can allow the project to continue and eventually meet its goals.
Unfortunately, the best course of action is rarely evident to someone whose main job is not software development. For an outsider, it is hard or impossible to evaluate the state of a project beyond what the developers say. In those circumstances, having an expert, impartial, trusted advisor on your side can be beneficial.
Someone who has no emotional investment either in the project itself or in the team developing it, who can evaluate things with a fresh perspective. Someone who can work with you, the project owner, to evaluate whether the team is on the right track (but needs more time) to deliver the results you expect… or alert you that the project is severely at risk and help you start putting safeguards in place and guide the development team towards success.
See what other satisfied clients have to say about my work (unedited testimonials, references available on request):
For 5 years Javier Molina has been our Superman! His leadership, vast knowledge, expertise, attention to detail and rapid response are unparalleled. Looking for the Best? You found him.
Javier’s work and professionalism were excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Several projects, I had an idea in mind and after discussing the project with him he had a better way to accomplish the goal and get the project completed
Javier has proven reliable, dedicated and inventive. A true pro who we hope to have the pleasure of working with again and again
Look at this quote from a client I have worked with for several years:
Re: [company won an Award of Excellence in the software field]
Hacker, Troubleshooter, Software Engineer Extraordinaire
We would like to thank you for your contributions that made this Award possible:
- You solved critical issues for our clients especially around [product].
- You helped establish a reputation for technical competence in every project that you were involved with.
- You have given us the confidence to take on challenging projects – programming languages and environments do not matter to you.
- You architected, designed and developed the mobile component of [product].
Please accept [monetary amount] as a small token of our appreciation. We look forward to your continued support to take our company to the next level.
My clients are happy with the value I provide and with how their businesses grow once the true power of software is put to use.
If it is time to get your project back on track, take the first step now and fill in the form below. Things will start to get better after that.