Just recently I was on site with a customer with the task to develop an HCP extension to their Successfactors subscription. The timelines were very tight and the team had zero experience with HCP and its related toolset and entry points.
One option was to block some time to learn how to make use of HCP cockpit and tools and essentially halt the development during this period.
On the other hand there is Dirigible http://www.dirigible.io/.
Full Article Here: Dirigible is the fast track to your HCP HANA DB instance