Building software is a collaborative effort, making your involvement in your software development project vital. While your development team learns about the project, no one knows it better than you, the client. You can provide your team with information that will boost your project’s development.
Different pieces of information are important at certain points of your project’s development. During the preliminary design phase, sharing what your goals and expectations are for the product in the future gives your team an idea of what to build for you. Staying involved in your project is important; this is made easier when you have full transparency with your team.
The need for your involvement is still present once software development begins. Your team’s transparency opens many doors for your involvement in the project. Client demos, product testing, and open communication with your team increase your project involvement. Client demos and product testing, such as alpha, pilot, and beta tests, depict the appearance and functionality of your product before it’s finished. Communication with your team members, like account and project managers, opens discussion about your product and any changes that need executed.
Project development is a two-way street. Being active and available to your software development team creates the product you envision. Similarly, transparency from your software team promotes your involvement and the best product processes.