FinTech is a high risk high reward industry. Most think about the “reward” side of the equation, but the real experts understand the value of risk mitigation.
A common risk of software development is making compromises that will back the team into a corner with things like bugs or technical debt. These issues can be covered with basic development fundamentals — thorough testing, extensive quality assurance, and a diligent attitude towards refactoring. But there is one more fundamental prerequisite to a projects long-term success — documentation. This includes support documentation, testing documentation, and the general documentation of processes surrounding the development, maintenance, and functionality of the project.