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Often times, a company will decide that they need software or a mobile app, but they have no idea what they need to do in order for this to happen. The usual course of action is to put someone with technical abilities in charge of the project. though they still receive guidance from upper management. A situation such as this can be difficult as upper management will want answers, but they haven't gone though and answered all the questions. Software is one product where you can't do that. You have to go through all the questions. You can't just say "Hey, this is what I want. How much will it cost?" There are a lot more variables that go into getting a realistic cost estimate.
If you've ever thought about a project, be it an app, software or what have you, you know how all kinds of ideas can pop up, but are they all realistic to the kind of product you’re looking for? This is where scope becomes not only a necessity, but a means by which the process can be made simpler both for those generating ideas and for those developing said ideas. Scope lays out all the information needed to take a project from layout to requirements and so on. In other words, you can get a project from start to finish that much more easily and realistically.
As a business developer / Sales person one of the most important things I do day in and day out is build and correspond with my network. The more times I can put my name and the name of my company in front of my network, the more likely they are going to be thinking of me and the company when a potential project comes around.
When a project has been established, a development company must consider two key questions. Do they have enough staff on hand to bring the project from start to completion while staying within the boundaries of time and budget? Furthermore, do they have the right staff to develop the software and manage the project? It's not uncommon for a company to struggle to meet such expectations. Likewise, staffing can be a major issue as there are usually more projects than there are "quality" developers. That being said, if the answer to either question is no, then it's time to look for help.
When it comes to marketing the biggest considerations are the cost and the return on investment. Most people don't mind spending money for advertising if they have a good chance of making sells. Sells are what drive the revenue which makes advertising an affordable commodity. So, if you have a chance to reach potential clients for less than a penny per lead, would you consider it? Well you do.