Jan 22, 2020
by Alexei Falco

How We Help Companies Fulfilling the Timelines

Software development is a very competitive field of IT, where it is crucial to meet deadlines. Quite often, startups ask us for help, requiring to make the project in the shortest possible time without sacrificing quality.

Undoubtedly, operational efficiency is one of the most important qualities, which software development specialists pay attention to. That is why it is very important to follow the principles of smart time management, thus providing quality services in the shortest possible time limits. Want to know how we optimize the workflow and pleasantly surprise clients? Then this article will answer your questions!

Narrow focus and growing expertise

In our opinion, it is better to focus on specific areas, constantly expanding corporate knowledge and improving the skills than offer a large number of services. Mobile apps, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are the areas we focus on.

This working method has a positive influence on the quality of our services. In this way, all members of Celadon`s team became professionals capable of performing their work with the highest quality. Among other things, focus on specific areas helps us to confidently cope with global projects, following the budget conditions as well as determined deadlines. We strive to provide clients with high-quality services in the shortest possible terms, therefore, many startups ask us for help again and again.


Do not start a project without a work plan!

Take time to identify global or mid-term goals as well as pain points, features and any other details that can be useful for the project. Thus, all team members and client will be able to track the task progress, detecting mistakes, and making adjustments, if necessary.

The influence of communication on mutual understanding

Regular communication with clients is a marker of good service. That's why we use any communication tools to get in touch with the ordering customers. Constant communication helps us to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings, thus optimizing the workflow.

Also, we never forget to request the client's opinion directly during the work on the project. This way, our team is always able to make timely adjustments.

Professional discipline

Don`t worry, a progressive complication of the project is absolutely normal. That is why it is very important to prepare your team in advance.

Of course, an experienced team can work equally efficiently even at later stages of the project. Even so, it is very important to follow some principles, if you want to prevent further problems.

Technical debt is the first detail to pay attention to. Never allow your team members to sacrifice quality for the sake of speeding up the task. This may help you at first, but it will only cause more problems in the long run.
It is also very important to keep an eye on the quality of coding! Don't let the so-called cowboy-style be used. This behavior is typical for programmers who ignore instructions and don't pay enough attention to the coding quality. In the long term, it will only bring problems and perplexity on the part of customers. We are totally against cowboy coding and advise you to avoid it too!

Reducing rework

Usually, this process involves many work operations. For example, fixing program errors, inaccurate requirements or incorrect tasks requires additional time. Our team has found solutions to avoid such problems:

  1. Joint code check;
  2. Scheduled functionality testing;
  3. Continuous communication with the client and specification of their requirements, if necessary;
  4. Regular monitoring of the team workflow.

These techniques help Celadon to be flexible developers, as well as to prevent errors at the stage of their occurrence. As a result, we save project time and pay more attention to the product`s quality.

Workflow: focusing on the task

Successful task execution requires much energy and concentration. No secret that even the slightest interference can affect this. We have a few secrets that help developers maintain their productivity, staying happy and motivated at the same time.

We have created a special workspace to optimize teamwork, as well as conference rooms not only for meetings but also for brainstorming in privacy. A calm environment without distractions will have a positive impact on motivation and inspiration. Our developers have the opportunity to think about the project on their own or in a team, focusing on the highest priorities in the most comfortable conditions.
Besides, multitasking is not our approach to work. Developers show much better results when they can focus on one task rather than several at once.

Workflow: avoidance of team burnout

Software development is an intensive and energy-consuming process with many unpredictable tasks depending on the project. As a result, many employees burn out morally, unknowingly reducing their productivity.

For this reason, corporations with such policies have a bad reputation both among clients and potential employees. Finally, companies lose the opportunity to get professional specialists with unique skills. Another indicator of poor workflow organization is a constant outflow of qualified employees.

Want to reduce the load on your employees without losing quality? Then these tips will be useful for you:

  1. Make your workflow as simple as possible, avoiding monotonous and boring tasks;
  2. Encourage and motivate your team;
  3. Prevent employees from being overworked. If this is not possible, then be sure to encourage them with an extra day off;
  4. Train the team within the company (more details below).

And remember, employees, are the ones who make the company's success real.

In-company training

Inexperienced developers can rarely deliver high-quality results within the same time frame as experienced ones. Besides, experience helps to create simple and working code at once without additional efforts.
That's why it's so important to invest time and money in developing the team's professional skills. Different educational courses are a great opportunity to raise the level of developers' knowledge.

We also encourage the transfer of experience and knowledge between our specialists. In other words, all our developers share new information about the project with each other, which is extremely useful for the raising of the overall skill level.

Logical inference

Celadon's policy implies a level of management that helps to support quality and timely performance. In any case, we also strive to create the most comfortable working conditions to avoid burnout. Maintaining such a balance makes happy not only our employees but also our clients.

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