This is a guest post by Jedi Weller and his team at OpenForge. They have been pioneering new ways of designing digital solutions, integrating cross-disciplinary teams, and sharing common knowledge across technology companies in various verticals. Their work at OpenForge continues to lay the groundwork for clearer communication and enhanced transparency in the technology and startup communities.
Dev Scoping – The Final Frontier
In our industry, it’s often the case that software developers feel frustrated with the scoping process and the ‘need’ to put a ‘fixed’ number of hours on a complex feature. Developers everywhere try to estimate based on experience and past projects, but the number of variables in software development scoping can prove to be a perilous task.
This problem is exacerbated in team environments with Junior and Senior developers working together toward common solutions. This often results in Junior devs feeling ‘peer pressured’ (even unintentionally) into reducing their scopes to match other developers.
So, we built a way to help.
JuntoScope (“Together We Scope”) is a free, open-sourced, anonymous scoping tool for teams. We built it using Ionic V3, Firebase 4.12.1, a Serverless (FaaS) Architecture, and the Teamwork’s Projects API. The app is available on Google Play and the App Store.