Software development can be a tricky process. If you don’t get it quite right then projects can end up on the scrapheap and with a few different annoyed parties to boot. While there are some common problems that can crop up in development, knowing what they are and how they come about will help you to avoid them.
With shifting goal-posts driven by investor and market conditions, a fair chance of having pivot points, and an uncertain future, developing software that can be modified or redesigned easily is critical. Having Agile practices as an underlying piece of your software development workflow gives you insurance that hours put into development will not be ‘wasted’ in the event of big changes.
Like purchasing a house, there are a number of other hidden costs that you will come across when you are outsourcing software development. These are costs that are not included in the original purchase price
Test early, test often! Test early, test often! If you’ve ever attended a Software Engineering 101 class you will have heard this phrase drilled into your brain. Why? Because the earlier and more often you do your software testing, the less bugs persist in your code through to production.
Developing your own app is an important thing to get right, whether it’s for use within your own business, client-facing, or for the general public. One of the first decisions to make when developing an app is the choice whether to develop for the browser (web app), or for native use (downloaded to computer or mobile).
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.