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Now that we’ve reviewed how to effectively communicate bugs, we’ll review how to work with your development team on prioritizing new feature releases.

How to prioritize updates with your development team?

Updating your app gives you a chance to look at your product from a fresh perspective and make several changes at once. But the process can be as expensive and lengthy as your initial build. So how do you determine which changes to make?

   1. User demand

You’ve deployed your app, and it’s now in the hands of all your users who are telling you what’s great and what’s not-so-great about your product. Collecting feedback from your users is an ideal way to determine what the next development phase of your product is going to be, and we find that those feature requests should be higher on your prioritization list. 

   2. Development complexity

Feature upgrades are often prioritized based on the amount of time it takes to develop. While some features are easy to implement, others simply take a long time. In addition, some feature upgrades require changes to several different parts of the system. If this is the case, you’ll need to factor in the time it takes to make those changes as well.

    3. Money in the bank

Depending on how your app was built in the first place, upgrades can cost as much as the initial development, especially if you’re product’s accumulated In addition, your developer’s rates may have increased since you last used their services. Be sure to shop around for the best team before signing another deal with your previous team. As mentioned earlier when prioritizing bugs, using a project management tool (we’re partial to Trello) with your development team makes sure everyone’s on the same page when it comes to what needs done when.

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In this blog post, Tim Bornholdt will help you to go over on how to effectively meet with your development team in each circumstances.
In this blog post, Tim Bornholdt will help you to go over on how to effectively meet with your development team in each circumstances.
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