Our client realized that all the platforms that his forum would be competing with, has got three supportive content forms along with the text for the Ask Question module – video, image, text document. At this point, our client wanted to add a feature that allows unlimited uploading of the content types with no uploading size limit considering it as a minor addition in the application.
We duly respect the fact that not being technically sound, our client trusted our knowledge and expertise to handle challenges but failed to perceive the fact that technology comes with some limitations.
Even the best messaging app – Whatsapp allows only 10 content and media to be shared at a time, because the developers behind the project understand the capacity of the server. Thus, the project demanded a server change for unlimited media sharing, which any technical person would know is unfeasible at the time.
Once half of the project was completed, because of that extra feature the entire flow of the project was to be re-evaluated, validated and compiled codes were to be altered and written again as per the requirement of the functionality. Thus, extending the estimated time which reflected it effect on cost and resources as well.
Consequently, a minor change in the application brought about a major development change.