Project Takeover

Explore our project takeover services designed to seamlessly implement and enhance existing software projects, ensuring a smooth transition and faster improvement.

Who We Are 

Cyfrania is an expert company specializing in software development and consulting services. Our team collaborates closely with customers to create user-friendly applications and websites that perfectly align with their unique business requirements. Whether it’s building a brand-new application from the ground up or taking over an ongoing software project, we possess the skills and expertise to deliver outstanding results.

What We Do 

We take over software projects that have already undergone development up to a certain stage. Our unique approach enables us to seamlessly integrate into any development team, quickly familiarize ourselves with custom codebases, and improve the quality of the project.

Quick Launch

Once the customer has a partially or fully developed app code, even if the project hasn’t been made public, we can launch the project and make it accessible online. This will allow potential users to find the application and begin using it.

Team Augmentation

Our team is equipped to tackle unique challenges that your current development team may not have the resources for. We can seamlessly integrate with your existing team to efficiently address any backlogs or expedite the development process. By joining forces with your development team, we bring a wealth of experience from our previous projects, allowing us to provide effective solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Project Takeover

Often companies run into problems after hiring a software development company to build an application. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as development exceeding the existing developer’s capabilities or dissatisfaction with the results. Whatever the reason, our experienced team is ready to assess the situation, determine the best course of action and breathe new life into the software development process.

Steps of Software Project Takeover

Software project takeover is a complex process that can be broken down into several distinct steps.

Understand the Project

  • We study what the main idea of the project is, what its goals are, what it offers to users.
  • We review all available project documentation, including specifications, design documents, and user manuals.
  • We analyze the existing codebase, infrastructure, and dependencies.

Communication With the Previous Team:

  • We request a knowledge transfer meeting to get insights into the project’s intricacies.
  • If the previous development team is available, we establish open communication with them to discuss the project’s current state, problems, and any ongoing issues.

Version Control and Code Repository:

  • We ensure access to the version control system and code repository used by the previous team.
  • We familiarize ourselves with the branching strategy and commit history.

Testing and Quality Assurance:

  • We review existing test cases and test plans.
  • We conduct a thorough testing phase to identify and fix any bugs or issues.

Infrastructure and Deployment:

  • We understand the project’s deployment process and infrastructure requirements.
  • We verify access to servers, databases, and other necessary resources.

Build Relationships With Stakeholders:

  • We communicate with project stakeholders to manage expectations and address any concerns.
  • We provide regular updates on the transition progress.

Gradual Transition:

  • We consider a phased approach to the transition, focusing on critical components first.
  • We plan for regular checkpoints to evaluate progress and address any issues promptly.

Technologies

Web Development:

  1. Ruby on Rails
  2. Python, Django, Django REST Framework
  3. Node.js, Express.js
  4. PHP, Laravel, Symphony
  5. React, Vue.js, Angular.js

Mobile Development

  1. React Native
  2. Native iOS development (Swift)
  3. Native Android development (Kotlin)
  4. Flutter

Payments Integration

  1. Stripe / Stripe Connect
  2. Braintree / Braintree Marketplace
  3. Bluesnap

Data Processing

  1. Relational databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, SQLite
  2. Document-oriented databases: MongoDB, Firestore

Firebase

  1. Firebase Crashlytics
  2. Firestore Database / Realtime Database
  3. Cloud Functions

Server Setup and Hosting

  1. DigitalOcean
  2. AWS / AWS lambda
  3. Heroku
  4. Docker & Dokku

How We Address Your Risks

Addressing risks during a software project takeover requires careful planning and proactive management. Here are some steps to address risks effectively during a project takeover:

Conducting a Risk Assessment

  • We begin by assessing the risks specific to the project takeover.
  • We identify potential risks that could arise during the transition (knowledge gaps, resource constraints, communication challenges, or resistance to change).
  • We evaluate the potential impact of each risk on the success of the project.

Developing a Risk Mitigation Plan

  • We create a risk mitigation plan that outlines specific strategies to address the identified risks.
  • We assign responsibilities to team members for each risk.
  • We define actions to mitigate or minimize their impact.

Communicating With Stakeholders

  • We clearly communicate the risks and mitigation plans to all relevant stakeholders, including incoming team, project owners, and project sponsors.
  • We engage in open and transparent communication to manage expectations and address any concerns.

Assessing Technical Risks

  • We evaluate the quality of the existing codebase, infrastructure, and dependencies.
  • We conduct a thorough code review to identify any potential issues or vulnerabilities.
  • We mitigate technical risks by addressing code quality, conducting necessary refactorings, and ensuring proper testing and quality assurance processes.

Monitoring and Adjustment

  • We continuously monitor the risks throughout the project takeover process.
  • We regularly review the risk mitigation plan.
  • We assess the effectiveness of implemented strategies.

What You Get

Stability and Continuity

  • Project is able to continue smoothly without disruptions or major setbacks.
  • The new team ensures timely delivery and addresses any technical issues.
  • This stability and continuity instill confidence in stakeholders.

Improved Quality Assurance

  • The code quality is enhanced.
  • The overall codebase is more maintainable and scalable.
  • The software meets the desired functionality, reliability, and usability standards.

User Satisfaction

  • Improved performance leads to smoother user interactions.
  • Bug fixes and issue resolution reduce user frustration.
  • Sleek and intuitive design positively impact the user experience.

Cost Savings

  • Efficient resource utilization prevents unnecessary expenditures.
  • Addressing technical debt and improving code quality leads to long-term cost savings.
  • A more maintainable codebase reduces the likelihood of future costly issues.

Why Us?

With a wealth of experience in software project takeover, the Cyfrania team stands ready to assist you. Our team of skilled developers is constantly updating their knowledge and utilizing the latest technologies. Rest assured that our solutions will meet the unique needs of your business, ensuring maximum quality and efficiency. The main principles of our work are:

Customer-Centric Approach: We prioritize understanding and meeting the needs of the customer.

Transparent Processes: We maintain transparency in development processes, timelines, and progress.

Quality Assurance: We maintain a strong focus on software quality throughout the development process.

Lasting Partnerships: We emphasize long-term partnerships rather than quick profits.

FAQ

What is software project takeover?

The concept of a software project takeover involves a new team of developers assuming responsibility for an existing software project. This encompasses taking over the development, maintenance, and further enhancement of a software application previously handled by a different group.

What is a code takeover?

A code takeover occurs when a company collaborates with a software development firm to build an application and later seeks another company   to take over the development process. Alternatively, the company may opt to bring the development in-house and assume responsibility for the application’s continued development. This transition is also referred to as a Project Takeover.

What is a code review?

A code review involves a thorough analysis of code by one or more developers, with the purpose of enhancing code quality, detecting and resolving bugs or issues, and ensuring adherence to coding standards.

When do project owners decide to embark on a project takeover?

Project owners reach out to Cyfrania when:

  • Unable to retain the current development team for organizational or technical reasons.
  • Current team requires assistance with project workload.
  • Need to make changes to the project’s technological stack.

How do you take over a project?

During a project takeover, the new team often assesses the current state of the project, reviews documentation, examines the codebase, and familiarizes themselves with the project’s goals and requirements. The goal is to ensure a smooth transition and continuity in the development process.