Once the project planning stages have been completed and a development team has been selected, project execution becomes yet another step in helping you make your ready-to-launch product successful. Direct and regular involvement during the development process is a significant factor leading to a positive outcome.
Your participation in the project implementation involves constant interaction, good understanding of the development method to measure the progress, readiness to negotiate and discuss changes in the app, and control over the testing phase.
All project correspondence and discussions that provide transparent information and details about the future app help develop trust between you and the development team and ensure a better outcome.
The best practices for interaction with your development team include:
Before development, it is best to discuss the tools and techniques your remote team members typically use for communication and make your own suggestions to come up with the most effective communication model for your project.
Knowledge of the app development mode that will be used by your remote team ensures your better management of the whole implementation process. Agile approach is almost ubiquitous for app development. At the same time, different methodologies may be applicable for different projects (Scrum, APM, PRINCE, etc.).
The right product development always focuses on the consumer. Before your project gets into the implementation phase, be sure to discuss the development method you prefer, your expectations during the development, and ways to deal with any unplanned changes to maintain the timeframe.
The app as a product does not have a complete development cycle because its success on the app store depends on offering users a better service, new features, richer UI design, and adjustments to platform changes. The app development process should capture these possible future changes and prepare the team for making predictable updates and improvements.
Keeping the architected code and testing regularly help optimize the development process and make it cost-effective. The cleaner the code is, the easier and faster it will be to make updates to the app when the time comes.
To achieve the best results after the development phase, apply the following recommendations:
Before the app release and start of the marketing campaign, select a group of beta testers to conduct testing to reveal errors that have not been located during the internal testing by the development team.
To release the mobile app, add your development team as a user to your Google Play account. This way you will maintain full control over your account while providing the necessary level of permission to the team to work with the app’s data, such as statistics and revenue details.