It is often hard for new entrepreneurs in the software sphere to understand what it takes to be in the same arena as large international players like Microsoft and Oracle. Nevertheless, multinational corporations were not built in one day; they all started somewhere. Knowing what you need to get started can make or break your start-up’s future as a successful business. After all, as Behance creator Scott Belsky says, “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. So what does an early stage start-up need to focus on to make those ideas happen?
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When it comes to software development, selecting the right software model is just as critical as selecting the right vendor. Why is the model so important? A wise man once said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) model is a critical component in planning a project.
Any project and its implementation are fraught with a wide variety of risks, and we can’t even predict all of them until we’re knee-deep in the project. In a perfect world, we’d be able to foresee and preemptively eliminate each of these risks. Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible, so the risk management includes evaluating and managing these obstacles as they arise. In software development as in business, probable threats can and should be managed.
At the moment, we’re more interested in what risk management means for software development.
Look up data on the success rate of software projects, and you’ll likely be unpleasantly surprised at how often they’re considered failures. There are many reasons software projects fail, from busting budgets to missing deadlines to failing to fulfill the clients’ goals. Whatever the ultimate reasons, the majority of those failures stem from the unpredictability inherent in software development.
We take a look at some of the causes of unpredictability in software development, and then we outline best practices to help manage that unpredictability and therefore make the project more successful.
Your business has grown rapidly, and there’s no end in sight. You’re ready to create a more sophisticated set of processes to support scale, or maybe you’re looking to offer the market a new, unique, software-based service to go along with your existing offerings. Either way, first thing’s first: congratulations! Business is booming, and you should take a moment to celebrate that.
But after the celebration, I’ll bet I can guess the first question you have about your new software ventures: how much will the application cost?
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