One of the key to success for startups is the ability to deliver software quickly and securely. As more customers interact with businesses through digital interfaces and more products embrace those interfaces as an opportunity to differentiate themselves, speed and agility are paramount. This is what makes or breaks an organization. It is important to develop your software delivery strategy with you as you get older. The options for your software processes and tools will change naturally as you scale, but letting them grow too quickly without a clear vision of where you are going can cost you valuable time and agility.
I’ve seen how the right decisions can pay huge dividends and how the wrong decisions can avoid time-consuming problems that can be avoided. As we know about Conway’s law, its software architecture and its organizational structure are deeply involved. It turns out that the way you deliver has been greatly influenced by both organizational structure and architecture. This is true at all stages of a startup, but it is even more important when it comes to how beginners experience rapid development. Distributing software in two groups is much different than delivering software in a group of 200.
The decisions you make at the key development tipping points can set you up for accelerated growth or increasing roads. The foundation episode is an exciting exploration episode. You have an idea and some engineers. Keep key architectures and tools as simple and flexible as possible during this episode. Building a business is effectively effective, so get the tools you need to consistently execute and hold on to the rest.
One place you can invest without extra space is continuous integration and uninterrupted deployment (CI / CD). CI / CD enables development teams to respond quickly, learn from it, and provide code changes quickly and reliably. When looking for the right product for the market, quickly learn the name of the game. As systems begin to become more complex, you will have the practice and tools to handle them easily. You give your competitors a huge advantage without having the ability to learn and adapt quickly.