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The Biggest Challenges to Your Development Project

July 07, 2017

When it comes to developing and deploying new applications, timing is everything. Your team has to fire on all cylinders to ensure that projects launch in conjunction with marketing pushes, product launches and other organizational initiatives to achieve optimal results. And in today’s complex and competitive market, it isn’t enough to simply hit your deadlines. You’ve got to hit them faster than the competition, and you’ve got to make sure that it’s done right the first time.

If your competition beats you to market, you may lose market share that can be difficult to reclaim. But if you go too fast and make mistakes, you’ll lose credibility from your customer base. As such, it can feel like a balancing act to reconcile the need for both expedience and quality. In order to navigate successfully, it is important to identify the impediments to your success.

Here are three of the biggest challenges that could impede the development of your next project.

Coding experience: While some businesses have the resources to employ an in-house IT department with highly-experienced developers, the reality is quite different for many businesses. In fact, attracting quality IT help continues to burden many organizations. In a recent study, 42 percent of organizations cited that the lack of knowledge or requisite development skills prevented them from taking effective responses within the app economy.

Collaboration: Developers do not work in a vacuum. They must work in conjunction with a number of other departments to ensure that the project functions as part of the larger organizational goal. But if your developers work in a siloed environment, it becomes difficult to collaborate in real time. This can impede their workflow and result in miscommunications, errors and additional steps in the process. By increasing collaboration throughout the development process, businesses can ensure a more unified final product that fits into the company’s strategy more seamlessly, while protecting their bottom line against costly delays.

Cost control: In an unsteady development process, it can be all too easy to lose control over the costs of your project. Errors can delay your project, forcing you to pour more resources into its completion. This can then force you to reallocate additional resources to address bandwidth shortages in other areas. Further, many development platforms do not offer flexible pricing options, which could put you in a position to have to spend more than necessary if you encounter errors in development.

Zang has introduced an innovative development platform, Workflow, intuitively designed to alleviate the major challenges faced by developers today. Workflow uses a drag-and-drop feature that enables businesses to develop without the need for extensive coding knowledge. Workflow also fosters greater collaboration, offering the opportunity for developers to add team members to their project so they can see, discuss and add to the final product in real time.

Zang’s development platform is also ideal for organizations with budgetary constraints. It is free to sign up for Workflow, and you’ll only be charged based on your usage. This makes it easier for you to scale your project, gives you the ability to more accurately forecast your expenses and take back fiscal control over your development process. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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