Need article on moving development of acquired software from single developer to team.
Posted on 2013-01-08
My company recently acquired a rather complex software product created by a single developer for a limited market. (It happens to be an MRP system, but not sure if that is relevant.) We are trying to get a handle on the functionality, code and database (none of which are well-documented) so that bug fixes and further development can be taken over by a larger team -- and get it ready for larger-scale distribution. The original developer is still available, but only on a limited basis.
Do you know of an article or book that addresses best practices or suggestions for a task such as this? Thanks.