Following up on our blog on “Collaborate online or your co-op will lose its competitive edge” we wanted to talk about a very important Key Performance Indicator for co-operatives – the Co-operative Engagement Index (CEI) – this is something that we have developed after nearly 20 years of working with co-operatives, building strategic software and shaping operations for co-operatives […]
Most development companies jump into a project the moment they get their hands on one – why not? That is what we are here to do – solve problems for our prospects and customers and hopefully make a decent living doing it! But how many go the extra mile and actually analyze the risks to […]
Scope creep – the surreptitious phenomenon that plagues so many software projects (and any other project as well). But so many times it cannot be avoided. Best practices dictate that to avoid this it is important to sign off on a scope baseline before development starts – where both parties (supplier and customer) have understood […]
(1) The 1st and the most obvious – do you need an iOS, Android, Windows, RIM product (any or all)? This is actually an important 1st question. Most customers say “yes”…but it is important to vet it out – questions like “Who is the end consumer?” or “Where will this be used?” or “What % […]
Following up from our prior blog on “To app or not to app” this one is equally relevant, if not more. Scene: You are looking for software to solve a business problem or bring efficiencies to operations, processes or provide services to your customers, integrate better with suppliers, partners, employees etc. One question you will […]
Simple 1 line answer: “Think as an end-user of your software.” Let me paint the picture first. You are a software developer, resplendent in the knowledge of the latest and greatest technology out in the market. You are highly valued in a development project and your skills are sought after. You start a project, understand… […]
The 1st question to ask, why choose, when I already have someone I work with or when my best friend has already referred me to some company? The simple answer is that as a business leader you have to ask questions, all the time, if you want to be ahead of your competition. Software is… […]
Solving current problems with yesterday’s process will hurt your business … BIG TIME!
Software development has improved exponentially over the last few years … not only in technology but mainly in the way it is executed.
There is no point talking about buzz words like Big Data, HTML5, and Mobility etc… If takes too long to use and see the improvement in your business. […]
Who should read this: Anyone remotely connected with IT! Tips: Be sure to click through the links – there are some cool videos and tools we use that you might find helpful. (1) Start with an official charter meeting – even if it is a 1 day project, and list everyone involved in […]
Ok you might ask what one has got to do with the other. Why should an architect or a developer (especially outsourced) worry about the culture of the organization when designing and developing a piece of software? Or why should the consumer of the software worry about whether the software is in lines with the… […]