Conventionally, 70% software projects do not succeed. As development progresses, the code base grows larger and larger.
- In absence of an up-to-date documentation, so the only way to understand the actual working of the functionality is to read the code — which is slow and tedious even for most experienced programmers.
- Progress percentage is a guess, and it is not unusual for it to be wrong — invalidating the plans.
- The lack of visibility to the stakeholders often results in finding a problem pretty late in the game, and that causes rework — wasting effort and weakening the design.
- Different parts of the code are so much coupled that the team needs a lot of interaction with one another. This makes work from home challenging.
- The programmers are burdened with the expectation of possessing in-depth domain knowledge. Programmers who can do that are rare and expensive. The tacit knowledge they hold makes it difficult to replace them, or to scale up the team if needed.
Some other activities that are part of the software development process — such as UI/UX design, testing, DevOps — have already been crisp and manageable.
It turns out that Xsemble attacks exactly those parts of the software development process that causes problems. It replaces those with crisp activities. The result is an end-to-end development process that becomes easy to manage, with increased visibility to stakeholders. It eliminates the problems with the conventional way, and enables software development with more reliability and confidence.