Workflows are critical to any business that wants to accomplish more
with fewer resources, dev teams are not different. Getting ahold of your
workflow will give you ability to focus more on completing projects and less on
managing the day-to-day operations and tasks.
There are, however, a number of challenges that can decrease productivity no matter how meticulously a workflow is built.
Distractions, switching between different apps and environments constantly, lack of knowledge or improper share of information, ambiguously defined iterations and changes, or an uncoordinated implementation are all possible causes of these problems.
Getting a grip on your workflow starts with design and structuring - your
dev processes must be structured to achieve outcomes in the quickest amount of
In order to do this, one must first of all:
collaborative online editors, sprints can be done in hours instead of weeks.
This is because the editors work together. Projects are done in weeks, not
months. Fast build and test cycles mean that people's ideas are used while the
project is still being made, not after it's done.
It's better to make, test, and tweak the project in real time instead of talking about it on a video call and then going away from the call to do it. Teams can leave the meeting with an updated app and meet stakeholders’ expectations more easily, which additionally decreases number of iterations and time needed for development.
As developers you
are most probably accustomed to keep track of hours and versions. While keeping
track of versions is very important, as it ensures for collaboration, accountability
and security, what’s often left aside is the keeping track about your workflow
and processes efficiency itself.
Keeping track about your workflow efficiency can be no easy task if your processes are spread across multiple platforms and tools, but examining the project flow itself can provide you with most valuable info – on how to optimize processes, identify and prevent mistakes and eventually, on how to increase your profitability and get things done better & faster.
You will consistently hit your targets and your team will keep improving and getting better over time.
Mars engine can help you and your team with most parts needed for improving your current project efficiency. Try it out today.