With over 20 years of experience helping our clients successfully develop software, we have seen just about every problem out there. Below are some of the most common issues we see.
Missing development timelines are all too common. However, the root causes can be hard to accurately find and even harder to fix. We can help you assess the actual causes of your development delays and develop an actionable plan to get you back on track.
Spotting software quality issues are manageable. Fixing the issues can be a challenge. Identifying the root causes of the issues is even harder. However, the investment in solving your software quality and performance issues will pay off. We can help you find the root causes of your software issues and develop an actionable plan to ensure they don’t keep happening.
We can help you align your people, process, structure and even technology to support your product strategy. Once alignment is achieved, you will have the full force of your organization in support of your product strategy. We can help you identify and make the changes required to make your product strategy a reality.
Missing your sales targets can be caused by many factors. A software solution that doesn’t meet the needs of its target buyers is probably the most common. However, even a product with excellent market fit could be priced poorly, hindering your sales team from hitting their sales targets. We can help you evaluate the root causes of missing your sales targets and help you put a plan in place to solve them.
One of the most predominant causes of wasted development is developing features that are rarely used. We can help you focus your development efforts on the features that create the most value for your customers. You can objectively assess the market and see how well it aligns with your product roadmap. We will provide you with a list of risks and recommendations that you can act on.
The first step to innovating is having an in-depth knowledge of the needs of the market. Once you understand your market, you can more easily think of creative ways to meet those needs. We can help you objectively size a market and describe key buyer personas: what jobs do they try to get done, their challenges and desired outcomes. We can then provide you with a framework to explore innovative ways to help buyers and potential users of your product accomplish their jobs.
Our client leverages custom built software that it uses internally to provide services to its clients. As the company grew, its software projects suffered from technical issues, duplication of work and an overall lack of direction.
Veracity helped define and restructure the architecture organization to create a single source of architectural governance. Within a few short months, the newly created architecture teams were positively impacting the development teams. This closer integration helped the Architectural team to work more strategically to develop a clear road-map that the entire development organization could support. As a result of the changes, the development process became more efficient resulting in less rework.
Our client was feeling many challenges as their enterprise grew beyond the capacity of their existing technology. They were no longer able to deliver new software features quickly and were missing out on market opportunities because of it.
We ultimately made recommendations on how to improve their software launch process. Our architecture team assessed the existing structure. We helped form and train a strategic architecture team to improve on their holistic system approach to better align their technology to their business strategy. We continued to coach the team until they were self-sufficient and had the expertise to lead the effort for themselves. As a result of the changes, the client was better able to meet the changing market demands by increasing their development efficiency.
Our client was contemplating the purchase of a similar company in their industry, but they were concerned about the maintainability of the acquired products. The client wanted an independent third party to provide technical guidance concerning the potential acquisition.
We evaluated the architecture and technology of each product using a SWOT analysis and assigned value propositions to each product. This process helped the client identify how their customers would interact with the healthcare end users. Based on our recommendations, the client moved forward with the acquisition. Our guidance helped to accelerate the integration of the acquisition leading to a successful outcome more quickly.
A growing company faced a regulatory requirement for significant new functionality with an immovable deadline. The organization lacked both the internal expertise, and the capacity to complete the work by the looming deadline.
We initiated an agile inception with the client to plan out the requirements. Next, we blended Veracity consultants with the client's employees to form the agile development team to complete the project. As a result of the 6 month engagement, the client met the regulatory deadline on time with high quality, cutting-edge technology. We were also able to elevate the developer and automated QA skills of the client team members, leaving the client better off than before.
Our client had built a monolithic software system that needed to be segmented it into several smaller pieces to better meet market needs. They faced a major decision about whether the different functions could be separated, which features should be included in each piece, and how the breakup could be successfully managed.
Our product management team worked with the client to identify the risks and rewards of a variety of approaches by using several frameworks and canvas models. The combined team of Veracity consultants and client employees conducted extensive interviews with buyer personas and collected in-depth competitor intelligence of similar offerings. The clear and actionable product strategy that resulted was adopted by over three dozen development teams. The client's product management team continues to use the tools and frameworks that we introduced to them.
Our client engaged with us to help fill several strategic key leadership and senior development roles. They were feeling many of the pains and challenges that come with accelerated growth, and we were able to help resolve many of them. Our engagement came at the heels of a time-critical rewrite and creation of new applications and their integrations to the core technology. In addition to the key leadership and senior development teams, we introduced product management and Agile coaching resources. Our team also led the implementation of the architecture roadmap. The result of the engagement was a successful launch of the required technology, an increase in client team skills and an eventual self-sufficient department of teams with the expertise to support the new technology. We were able to disengage and leave the majority of these teams with an increased ability to sustain the company growth moving into the future.
With our help, you can mentor and coach your existing teams so that their performance will be better long after our engagement concludes. We provide this coaching organically by working alongside your team. However, we also can provide training on a more formal basis if called for.
You will be able to treat the true causes of your symptoms instead of just treating the symptoms. With Veracity Solutions, you can properly diagnose what is causing your pain and implement a plan that will be effective both in the short and long-term.
By harnessing our in-depth knowledge of the entire software launch process, you can prevent or spot problems that others would miss. We can help you:
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