How To Change A Tech Provider In Case Of Project Failure Without Wasting A Fortune

We all see how the world changes. Organizations need a software development to organize their online presence and stay in demand during market challenges.

Even though software development was just an option years ago, after the COVID-19 breakdown, it became a must-have for every company.

However, development is a tricky process that requires experience, knowledge, time and resources.

In addition, the tech market is vast and offers a variety of development cooperation models, making it even harder for organizations to find what suits them best.

That is why web development projects can sometimes fail. Even though it happens for various reasons, the chosen development partner, approach and product concept plays a key role in the success of the process.

According to the Standish Group’s 2015 CHAOS Report, 71% of projects tend to fail at some level. Even though it is sad, it can happen.

This article will dig into key reasons why projects fail, how to recover a failing project, and in the worst-case scenario, how to change the development provider in the middle of the process without wasting time and money. Let’s get started.

4 Steps To Change Development Provider 

Admit The Fail

Even though it probably sounds silly, the first thing you need to do when your development project fails is to admit you are in trouble.

It is human nature to believe that everything can be fixed till the end, while everything becomes more challenging over time.

And the time you spent waiting for improvements only worsened the situation, making it even harder for you to finish the project. That is why the first thing is always some level of acceptance of the state of the situation. Only when you realize that you will be able to start work on remedies.

The next question is how exactly you can remedy it. To be honest, it will be a tricky process requiring many resources and probably giving you high-stress levels.

However, you will be able to overcome the situation and achieve what you want. You need to understand the current situation, explore what you have now, what you need, what was wrong to prevent the same results and so on.

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Making The Switch

The next step is changing developers midstream. It is a difficult situation that will require time and patience. It also means the new cycle of the procurement process, which is hard and painful enough in the first place.

And your project ultimately becomes more complicated since there was already some work that had to be done. You will probably prefer to save money and time you’ve already invested.

That is why it is best to choose the development provider that is familiar with how your project is being built or the industry you work in.

If you had a list of developers before choosing the one you have worked with, get back to the list and review developers again.

Choosing the next provider after the first one failed could be a tricky task as not every company will be able to work with exciting projects.

That is why you may also think about changing the approach. Coding is much harder than no-code development. The cost and time needed for regular development are also higher than low and no-code approaches.

That is why if you decide to change the development provider during the process but want to save money and time, no-code is an excellent option.

Using this approach, your product can be built within days or weeks, while traditional development requires months and years. You won’t like the idea of wasting more resources.

Onboarding, Triage & Finance Management

Onboarding a new development team typically follows a familiar scenario but may take time if you didn’t have one before the first development or you don’t have a project manager.

There are several steps that create a successful onboarding process, but it still may differ depending on the situation. In addition, you will also need to manage your current financial situation since making the switch will be a costly decision.

The first step is finding the proper credit control software that will allow you to better manage finances and find the best ways to cover spending’s during the process, gathering requirements and discussing issues that arose during the first development.

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You need to provide new developers with all resources and exciting parts of the project so they can quickly start the development.

You can also ask your previous team to assist new engineers, making it easier for them to figure out what is going on and what should be done.

We highly recommend hiring a project manager with relevant expertise so he can move the process, allowing you to concentrate on your true priorities.

Formulate An Immediate Action Plan

When it comes to a recovery plan, it is always advised to start with finding any immediate issues that need redevelopment and another solution.

If your project is not launched yet, it is a great time to make fundamental changes on which the product is going to operate later.

You should also allow your new team to review the existing specification. It could become a really helpful tool for your new team that lacks data or tries to understand how everything worked before.

If you focus immediately on resolving crisis items, identifying the gap between the current situation and where you want to be, and then breaking it down into prioritized stages, you will get a clear picture of the process with detailed steps and stages to help you move on from the first stage.

This method has been shown to greatly support businesses that had to change the development provider during the process.

Final Thoughts 

It is sad that such situations still happen. But knowing what to do if it happens can greatly affect the final result.

Even though businesses think that the whole task is to delegate the development process, their ideas and concepts are also essential for success or failure.

That is why here we discussed several key reasons why projects fail and then explained how exactly you can change the development provider in case of failure.

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Jonathon Spire

Jonathon Spire

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My diverse background started with my computer science degree, and later progressed to building laptops and accessories. And now, for the last 7 years, I have been a social media marketing specialist and business growth consultant.

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Jonathon Spire

I blog about a range of tech topics.

For the last 7 years I have been a social media marketing specialist and business growth consultant, so I write about those the most.

Full transparency: I do review a lot of services and I try to do it as objectively as possible; I give honest feedback and only promote services I believe truly work (for which I may or may not receive a commission) – if you are a service owner and you think I have made a mistake then please let me know in the comments section.

– Jon