29 Tips for Smart Software Development
Sales people for software development companies could have the easiest job in the world.
Why? Because with software, it’s so easy to promise the sky, the moon, and all points in between. Sure, we can build that. Yes, you can have all those features. Of course that can be done.
Really, anything and everything is possible in the world of software development. That’s the beauty of it. And the curse.
Because while the sales person for the software company might get someone to sign the bottom line, over the long haul, no one is going to be happy operating under the premise that the software will be able to do everything for everyone.
If you’re going to develop software for a business, you need to be highly disciplined and focused. This is a multi-variable, multi-faceted undertaking. Every software project is jam-packed with moving parts, including budgets, business goals, and most importantly, human talent.
We’ve tried to break down those “moving parts” into this special report: 29 Tips for Smart Software Development. It’s a big picture approach to software development, and it includes everything from new technologies to budget control.
Use these tips as overall guidelines, whether you’re going to start a project on your own or you’re looking to outsource. Believe us, at some point or another, a successful software project requires them all.
Phew, there you go. Twenty-nine tips. Follow them and we guarantee your projects run more smoothly.
One last thought. Like business, software development is a discipline game. The loud-mouthed salesman who promises the world might get the sale, but he won’t get you to the finish line. Take a smart, disciplined approach instead. Not only is it a smarter way to succeed at software development, in our experience, it’s the only way.
Yahara Software is a Madison-based group of over 30 software developers. Our Big Picture Approach to commercial software development helps us deliver cost-effective, high-quality, get-your-butt-to-market software products and services.