Software On A Budget – Building Your Solution Without Breaking The Bank

One of the worst kept secrets in the world is that software is expensive to create. Thus, software on a budget seems to be an impossible goal. There are low-cost solutions here and there. However, most software solutions require a lot of hours of work from experienced (expensive) resources. Even a solution that looks like it might be a good deal is often far from what you expected once it is complete. We see this in budget over-runs and a …

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 …

Ask And You Can Find The Tool

A recent discussion with an associate reminded me how often we ignore some great solutions for our problems. The Internet provides us with an easy way to evaluate literally dozens of options for many of our common problems. It is worth the investment to find the tool that suits our needs. Even better, we can learn that our problems are more common than we think. Even a niche problem will often have a number of potential solutions a good search …