March 22, 2018
Writing Software Requirements 101
in: Business, Developers, Programming, Software Tagged: custom software, custom software development, Programming tag, requirements, softwares, writing software requirements
Writing software requirements should be easy, right? Right? Of course we know exactly what we need and can tell you exactly what the software should do. Unfortunately, it’s not always so easy. Writing software requirements well takes detailed, deep thought about business requirements. It also takes clear communication between the people who will use the software […]
March 7, 2018
Blue in the face: Is my software development team listening to me?
in: Business, Developers, Software Tagged: Active Listening, custom software, custom software development, project communication, software development communication
Is your software development team listening to you? Good project communication helps prevent costly rework and ensures that product owners and development teams understand each other. We don’t speak the same language, even if we’re both speaking English. We all know that feeling of frustration when we’re trying to communicate and just not getting through. […]
February 26, 2018
What is Technical Debt?
in: Business, Developers, Programming, Software Tagged: custom software, custom software development, software development, technical debt
You may have heard software developers and project managers talk about “technical debt”. This term has been around since the 1990s and is growing in popularity. But what is technical debt and why do people keep talking about it?
February 15, 2018
Monolithic Rollouts of Legacy System Replacements
in: Business, Developers, Programming, Software Tagged: business efficiency, business productivity, Business Tag, consulting, custom software, custom software development, Programming tag, software development, softwares, solution design
Legacy system conversion projects are always challenging. Rollout strategy can make a huge difference in successful user adoption and overall project success. Only when I began writing them down did I realize that I had recurring dreams. I had believed that my dreams were largely random and varied, but instead I learned that I had […]
February 9, 2018
Salesforce user adoption, Part I: Signs you don’t have buy-in from your org on using Salesforce
in: Business, Developers, Software Tagged: business efficiency, business productivity, Business Tag, salesforce, Salesforce administration, Salesforce adoption, Salesforce user adoption, softwares
Now that your company has rolled out its shiny new CRM system, you’ll want to make sure your team is fully on board. How can you track Salesforce user adoption? What are the signs you don’t have full buy-in from your organization on using Salesforce? Of course, there are many useful reports available in the […]