Is Your Dev Process Lagging? Discover TechAikido's Blueprint for Business Success

By TechAikido


Is your development process well structured to support your business?

Welcome back to our insightful series designed to guide you through the labyrinth of your tech department, particularly if you're from a non-technical background. The goal is to help you identify problems you might not even know exist and guide you towards actionable solutions. Today, we dive into an essential topic: "Is your development process well structured to support your business?"

Clearly Defined Roles: The Blueprint of Success

The key to an efficient development process begins with understanding. Every actor involved needs to know their role and the associated responsibilities. This clarity gives a sense of purpose and direction, making the process seamless and efficient. In other words, having a well-defined map of who does what can turn an arduous trek into a well-planned journey.

Proactivity: The Driving Force

Processes shouldn't be passive conveyor belts, simply carrying one task from one stage to another. Instead, they should be powered by proactive contributors who provide quality input. 

It's the age-old wisdom of computing: garbage in, garbage out. If the quality of input is compromised, the output inevitably suffers. As such, every team member needs to understand their importance in the process, actively contribute and drive the process forward.

A Balanced Equation: Process + Structure + Accountability

A common pitfall is to view the process as a solution to all problems. However, a process is only as good as the structure that supports it and the individuals who execute it. A well-structured development process, paired with clearly defined roles, serves as the foundation. Yet, it's individual accountability and responsibility that cement it all together.

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Taking onboard the advice from our previous articles about effective hiring and managing practices can significantly help in nurturing a culture of accountability. When team members are selected, onboarded, and managed correctly, they are more likely to assume their responsibilities in the process and contribute positively.

A well-structured development process is a powerful tool for business success. Upcoming articles will explore other crucial areas like IT infrastructure, engineering performance monitoring, and security. Each one promises to deepen your understanding of your tech department and empower you to make better decisions.

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