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My provider hasn’t delivered on the expected time, what should I do?

Today I’m going to answer a question from Paul, the founder of an interactive chat app.

His question is: “My provider hasn’t delivered on the expected time, what should I do?” 

Unfortunately, not all software development companies are used to working with startups. Creating a new startup app is more a matter of agility and adaptability, especially regarding specifications.

Here are the classical reasons why sometimes providers aren’t able to deliver on time:

  • The specifications changed several times
  • A part of the app wasn’t expected to be developed
  • There were technical challenges
  • HR reasons, e.g. turnover
  • Another client project became the priority of your provider

If like Paul, you are facing this situation, you will have to react at some point. Building a startup is not only a matter of building a product, but more a matter of doing business at the right time to market it.

So, if your provider hasn’t delivered, here are three ways to move on from it.

Make sure you also check out the free course From Zero to Million Users if you want to learn more about what needs to get done at each step of your development, and master tech management techniques so you can lead your project at every step !