Software project rescue

No project is doomed to failure

Even the best planned software projects can get derailed. We can bring it back from the brink.

There are so many ways that a software project can fail, and all can have a detrimental impact on your business in operational and financial terms. Whether you have just started a software project or are halfway through but have hit technical challenges which threaten its viability, then we can help.

When you are working on a project, it’s sometimes hard to see where the problems lie, and having third-party consultants evaluate the situation can bring clarity and a strategic roadmap.

We will work closely with you throughout the project to ensure its success. Think of our development team as part of your own IT team. Our experienced problem solvers can rescue your software project, and help your business move forward.

The future success of your project and your business is our objective, and we will offer the best advice in order to get your project back on track and ready to meet your expectations.

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Challenges we can overcome


The project has stalled due to key developers moving on to new projects, or the development company going out of business mid-project leaving a skills gap.


Throughout the life of the project there has been slippage on time, agreed budget, or deliverables. This has led to poor relationships with suppliers, frustration and even the project grinding to a halt.


Due to delays or time slippage in the project, momentum has dwindled and the project has ground to a halt as the team starts working on other projects.


The software project doesn’t meet requirements or it has been produced using bad or outdated programming languages.


The bespoke software is not futureproofed and therefore does not leave any room for your business to thrive and grow.


Since the project started there have been clashes with your developers over expectations for functionality, timelines or deliverables.


A recent update has stopped your legacy software communicating with new software stalling the project.


Projects outsourced offshore have ended up being unfinished or of poor quality.

Software project rescue services


We can attempt to recover lost source code from compiled executables or web servers where possible.


By rebuilding broken source code repositories, in-house development teams can work on the system again, rebooting the project.


We can improve poorly performing systems and apps by reconfiguring or fine-tuning them.


In poor quality systems our highly skilled team can fix bugs ensuring the system works efficiently.


We are able to take on old systems which have been written in obsolete programming languages, maintain them and update them with new technology, ensuring they are efficient and have the required functionality.

"I contacted Propel to help with severe performance problems with a new environment, which our software supplier couldn’t fix. With Propel’s in depth knowledge & flexible approach to working with our supplier, we resolved the problems to the environment in a controlled way."

Mark Wilson - CIO, Vivid Homes

Our approach

There isn’t a project that can’t be saved, as projects fail for a variety of reasons. We’re here to identify the problem and bring your project back on track.


Our software project rescue team will analyse your project, your progress, the data and your delivery requirements to determine where you are now and where you want to be.


Working in collaboration with you we will create a rescue process strategy which will help you achieve your goals for the project within a realistic timescale.


If software development is the right solution for you, our team of experienced software developers, project managers, business analysts and infrastructure engineers will work in collaboration with you to produce the software you need.

Recovering and debugging

If the most appropriate solution, our expert team can debug current systems, potentially recover lost code, and repair corrupted code as necessary.

Support and maintenance

If required, we are with you for the journey and offer ongoing support following the completion and implementation of the software as well as adding new features as required. However, and if appropriate, we can also train your staff to be independent and take the software on going forwards.

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Project rescue: Live in 3 months

  • Propel engaged when the previous supplier delivered a broken app
  • Cross platform app delivered in 3 months
  • Increased cashflow
  • Improved working processes & productivity
  • Delivered scalable solution
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