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A Guide to Switching Development Teams in the Midst of a Project

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    Setting expectations for a team transition

    There is no denying that takeovers are often messy. On-boarding time after identifying an adequate replacement team is critical to a seamless transition.

    Allowing an initial time period for teams to familiarize themselves with a project, and to discover what went wrong, can help smooth the process. Allowing time for the new software team to understand the inherent problems that led to the split will increase the likelihood of solving those issues going forward.

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A Guide to Switching Development Teams in the Midst of a Project

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    Setting expectations for a team transition

    There is no denying that takeovers are often messy. On-boarding time after identifying an adequate replacement team is critical to a seamless transition.

    Allowing an initial time period for teams to familiarize themselves with a project, and to discover what went wrong, can help smooth the process. Allowing time for the new software team to understand the inherent problems that led to the split will increase the likelihood of solving those issues going forward.

There are countless horror stories of seemingly straightforward $5 million software projects turning into $200 million process disruptions. When projects are stymied and development teams check out, the act of bridging the gap between the initial team's exit and the arrival of the new development team can be complicated.

When starting out with a development project, there are optimistic goals and friendly introductions. But as tickets begin to pile up and communication breakdown sets in, there is a certain undeniable point where companies must part ways with their hired software development team.

To help alleviate the stress of switching teams, Icreon Tech compiled a list of the most important factors that play into a successful transition. By paying attention to documentation, contract formation, third-party relationship, collaboration tools and takeover expectations, businesses can alleviate the pain and loss of resources associated with changing development teams in the middle of a project.