Once a software team begins to struggle, they are rarely able to turn things around by themselves. By virtue of there being "too much to do," they can't find the time to make the improvements that restore their ever-diminishing velocity.
Our experience is that getting teams back on the right track doesn't require months of deprioritizing new development to instead fix bugs, rewrite code, and pay back technical debt. In fact quite the opposite! Focusing too much on rewriting, teams can easily fall into variation of the Second-system effect.
What teams need are seasoned experts who have done it before. And while we love building new things, as software engineers we know we have special skills and experience for jumping into gnarly codebases and helping teams figure things out.
The problems we see most often include:
Believe it or not, we actually love working with teams struggling with gnarly code! We'd love to take a look at what you're dealing with, and put together a plan of action we think will get your team and project back on track. Get in touch!
- Published by Lithic Team
Lithic Tech was founded in Portland, Oregon by experienced software engineers with a track record of high-quality software, happy customers, and successful businesses. We believe this success is a result of our unique processes, patterns, and convictions.
We are now offering that expertise to the wider community to build better software and software teams. You can learn more about us, and we’d love if you got in touch.
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