Making Fixed Bid Projects A Success

I am not a fan of fixed bid projects in general. That distaste is such that I have turned some down in the past. However, sometimes we need to step into one of these arrangements. It is worth considering the actions we need to take to keep such projects fair to all parties. Here are some lessons I have learned from personal experience and from others that have entered into these agreements. The successes and failures are excellent teachers for …

The Danger Of Almost Complete Software

It is hard to keep up with the number of times I have worked into a phase of “almost complete software.” We often see this as a marker or milestone that tells us a little push is all that is left. However, that is rarely the case. It seems like the end of the implementation phase is a trigger for this lofty status. We all fall for it. Our product implementation is approaching a final milestone and extend that to …

Sticking To The Plan – Completing A Project

One of the most frustrating situations in software development is when one side decides to “change the rules.” There have been examples on both sides of the equation that I have seen ultimately derail a project right before completing a project. We even do it to ourselves at times. I hope that listing a few common mistakes will help you identify and avoid them in the future. It may bring world peace a step closer. The Nickel And Dime There …