It’s common for a growing software development house to struggle with completing projects on time and on budget. A few reasons why include:
- Scope Creep – Projects often go over budget and profitability drops. Some projects are never “finished.”
- Frustrated Clients – Clients are constantly interrupting, asking about project status and invoices.
- Unbalanced Workloads – Team members often struggle with managing priorities. Some team members are overworked, while others sit idle.
- Inconsistent Sales – The team works when there is work and the owner sells when there isn’t work, instead of creating a proactive approach.
Companies often try and overcome these challenges by implementing project management software. But more often than not, they find that without a consistent and repeatable process those tools just add additional cost and complexity. The software doesn’t seem to “work.”
What appears to be a software problem is really a process problem.
When you don’t have clearly defined and well-managed processes, projects feel messy and disorganized. Leads fall through the cracks. Client experience suffers. And, you risk damaging your brand reputation as a result. Not to mention you feel completely overwhelmed.
So how can you create effective processes that enable more profitable projects and happier clients, without spending all your time managing it yourself?
Grow Your Software Development House with Beyond the Chaos
When you partner with Beyond the Chaos, you get tailored consulting to set the foundation for growth with clearly defined processes that align with your company’s goals. We then put those processes into action with our experienced project managers who work closely with your team for ongoing operational success.
A smaller software development house might feel “not ready” for this type of structure or support. But, with fractional services, you can get that relief now. Check out this handy chart of project management packages to get an idea of how we help and an estimate of hours per week you might need to facilitate your work.
With streamlined processes, the right tools and templates, and better-managed team members, you can complete projects consistently and successfully each time. As an added bonus, your time is freed up to grow your business or tackle other goals.
See how Beyond the Chaos helped The Scarpetta Group regain control over a runaway project and allow the owner to step back into his role as a business leader. Read the Case Study.
Very grateful to have both Susan and Laura as part of my team. They’ve kept me sane. – Joe Scarpetta, The Scarpetta Group
End overwhelm and grow your software development house with Beyond the Chaos.