Web Development

How Project Management Process Drives Software Development Results

Combine capable orchestration via a project manager with well known methodologies and best practices, and your dev team can create something great.

Luciano Buszmicz
December 7, 2022
illustration for outsourcing

The key to success for any project, especially for complex software development projects, is communication. However, front-end and back-end developers have myriad obstacles that prevent them from communicating clearly with each other.

They use different subsets of programming languages, such as React for the front end and Node, C#, Java, Ruby or Python for the back end; and they use very different terminology: UI and UX versus framework and database.

To further complicate things, the lines of development are shifting. Depending on how a project is structured, the brunt of the development burden could be borne by either end. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to remove the communication barriers separating your front and back-end developers.

Hire the right project manager

Hiring the wrong project manager will only increase confusion due to miscommunication, and will probably lead to dissatisfaction. A good project manager will act as a faithful liaison between the two groups of developers from the very beginning of the project.

Ideally, he will use the same tools and services to communicate as the developers. If a project manager is not enough, then hire both front and back-end developers that are project managers themselves; they will be inherently qualified to communicate with the other team.

Create clear project outlines and objectives

The increasingly blurred lines between the back and front end mean that developers can spend time developing a specific component, only to realize that it was developed by another team. Create a clear project outline that delineates the responsibilities of both the back and front-end developers, and set objectives for each.

Use a component-based development process

Component-based development uses large recyclable blocks of code ("components") to speed up programming. Think of it like reusing a familiar chord progression to write a new song. The alternative, object-oriented programming, has components that are too small for that to work at scale; recycling OOP components is more like trying to use individual notes from a song to write a brand new song.

The intention behind CBD is that it will lead to the creation of higher-quality code in less time. It reduces confusion for developers by making development a less complex process. Since the quality of each individual component is ostensibly high, developers can spend their time concentrating on high-level development and communicating with each other instead of getting bogged down in the minutiae.

Ensure a uniform development methodology

A third language developers use is the methodology with which they manage projects. Most Agile methodologies share the same philosophy, characteristics and practices. But in practical execution, each one is very different.

If your back-end and front-end developers are using different Agile methodologies - or if one group is still using waterfall, and the other is using Agile - they will find it difficult to communicate the status of their side of the project with the other team

Follow coding best practices

The greatest point of difficulty in communication for back-end and front-end developers is that gray area right in the middle of their job descriptions. Sooner or later, the front end will have to be connected to the back end.

If a similar set of coding best practices (such as this 15 clean code best practices write-up) is not followed by both teams, they will find it difficult or impossible to test and debug the resulting product.

It does not matter how good a development team is. If they cannot communicate well with each other, they will be incapable of producing the best possible product. But combine capable facilitation via a project manager with homogenous use of methodologies and best practices, and you have given your developers the best chance they will have of creating something great.


No items found.

We are Azumo
and we get it

We understand the struggle of finding the right software development team to build your service or solution.

Since our founding in 2016 we have heard countless horror stories of the vanishing developer, the never-ending late night conference calls with the offshore dev team, and the mounting frustration of dealing with buggy code, missed deadlines and poor communication. We built Azumo to solve those problems and offer you more. We deliver well trained, senior developers, excited to work, communicate and build software together that will advance your business.

Want to see how we can deliver for you?

schedule my call

Benefits You Can Expect

Release software features faster and maintain apps with Azumo. Our developers are not freelancers and we are not a marketplace. We take pride in our work and seat dedicated Azumo engineers with you who take ownership of the project and create valuable solutions for you.

Industry Experts

Businesses across industries trust Azumo. Our expertise spans industries from healthcare, finance, retail, e-commerce, media, education, manufacturing and more.

Illustration of globe for technology nearshore software development outsourcing

Real-Time Collaboration

Enjoy seamless collaboration with our time zone-aligned developers. Collaborate, brainstorm, and share feedback easily during your working hours.

vCTO Solution Illustration

Boost Velocity

Increase your development speed. Scale your team up or down as you need with confidence, so you can meet deadlines and market demand without compromise.

Illustration of bullseye for technology nearshore software development outsourcing

Agile Approach

We adhere to strict project management principles that guarantee outstanding software development results.

Quality Code

Benefits from our commitment to quality. Our developers receive continuous training, so they can deliver top-notch code.

Flexible Models

Our engagement models allow you to tailor our services to your budget, so you get the most value for your investment.

Client Testimonials

Zynga

Azumo has been great to work with. Their team has impressed us with their professionalism and capacity. We have a mature and sophisticated tech stack, and they were able to jump in and rapidly make valuable contributions.

Zynga
Drew Heidgerken
Director of Engineering
Zaplabs

We worked with Azumo to help us staff up our custom software platform redevelopment efforts and they delivered everything we needed.

Zaplabs
James Wilson
President
Discovery Channel

The work was highly complicated and required a lot of planning, engineering, and customization. Their development knowledge is impressive.

Discovery Channel
Costa Constantinou
Senior Product Manager
Twitter

Azumo helped my team with the rapid development of a standalone app at Twitter and were incredibly thorough and detail oriented, resulting in a very solid product.

Twitter
Seth Harris
Senior Program Manager
Zemax

So much of a successful Cloud development project is the listening. The Azumo team listens. They clearly understood the request and quickly provided solid answers.

Zemax
Matt Sutton
Head of Product
Bento for Business

Azumo came in with a dedicated team that quickly grasped our problem and designed and built our data integration solution. They delivered a clearer picture for our business in a timeframe I didn’t think was possible.

Bento for Business
Sean Anderson
Chief Operating Officer

How it Works

schedule my call

Step 1: Schedule your call

Find a time convenient for you to discuss your needs and goals

Step 2: We review the details

We estimate the effort, design the team, and propose a solution for you to collaborate.

Step 3: Design, Build, Launch, Maintain

Seamlessly partner with us to confidently build software nearshore

We Deliver Every Sprint

Icon illustrating the advantage of time zone-aligned software developers from Azumo, ensuring work hours synchronized with client schedules.

Time Zome Aligned

Our nearshore developers collaborate with you throughout your working day.

Icon showcasing the advantage of hiring expert engineers from Azumo for software development services.

Experienced Engineers

We hire mid-career software development professionals and invest in them.

Icon symbolizing how Azumo's software developers prioritize honest, English-always communication for building quality software.

Transparent Communication

Good software is built on top of honest, english-always communication.

Icon representing how Azumo's developers enhance velocity by approaching software development with a problem solver's mindset.

Build Like Owners

We boost velocity by taking a problem solvers approach to software development.

Icon illustrating how Azumo's quality assurance process ensures the delivery of reliable, working code for every project.

Expect Consistent Results

Our internal quality assurance process ensures we push good working code.

Icon depicting how Azumo follows strict project management principles to stay aligned with your goals throughout the development process.

Agile Project Management

We follow strict project management principles so we remain aligned to your goals