“At first when the project details were assigned to us, I was pretty excited to work on something entirely different from all the previous projects I’ve worked on.
Little did I know, the technical complexities of this app development for health records would get the better of me.
There were times when even 8-10 cups of coffee a day failed to provide a solution to the problem I would be stuck on.”– says Rejo, Sr. iOS developer.
“We started working on the project according to the roadmap- the SOW provided to us.
My team and I were able to complete the given structure of the app well within the initial 4 months since the project incubation.
We delivered the project to the client expecting a positive nod.
But, the news our project manager gave, it hit us like a truck.
We came to know that this was not what the client wanted!” He exclaims further.
Rahul, our most fervent and passionate iOS team member was quick to add, “We felt lost at first. You know that feeling when you think all your hard-work seems like going down into the drain. Yes, that is how I felt initially.
Thanks to my project manager, I did not jump from the 8th floor of our building.” He jokes.
“What my project manager told was, the app was built perfectly and as expected.
However, the issue is something which even our client had not anticipated.
The core idea of this app development for health records started taking shape, client-side eventually began to witness the birth of unforeseen events that needed immediate attention.”
“And that is when we the Statement of Work was kept aside to allow freedom of thoughts.
We sat together, sometimes for 3-5 hours at stretch in order to tackle the question of interconnectivity and tagging of relationship that members shared.
Our whiteboards were not white anymore.
Brainstorming seemed small after a point and it turned out to be brain-tsunamis or brain-supernovas with ideas, thoughts, insights pouring in day in and day out.
One weekend, when Rejo, Rahul, and I were working, it hit all three of us simultaneously.
Believe it or not, but we figured out a way together that evening.” an excited Sarah says.
“Next day we called up the client, which was a daily practice for the last couple of weeks then, but this time, the tone in our voices got the attention of our client.
We had been in touch with him everyday, regardless of the time.
If any of us felt the need to communicate something to the other, we did not hesitate.
And that, I think, is the single most important aspect of working collectively and efficiently.
Clear and succinct communication.” Rahul finishes it off.