Steps in software scalability
In the life of a company and the sofware it creates, there are steps to pass to continue to grow. In the case of a website, for instance, to allow the traffic to grow, it will be necessary to redesign the technical infrastructure and the architecture of the application system. For others, it will be necessary to add more and more functions and to manage a software application becoming more and more complex. It can be also a case of changing the development methods in order to adequatly answer to a growing number of client requests.
Passing those steps to go to more and more growth can be difficult to manage internally because it often requires to take a step back and to question the design of a software that we know in depth, or to question methods of work that we adapted to and that we are used to. The difficulty can be also in a lack of competences or experience on the topics to deal with, making harder to find solutions for the problems we are facing.
In those different cases, asking an external expert, with recognized experience and skills, allows the internal actors to be released from the pressure of day to day work and to see the situation from a global point of view, in order to find the best solutions.