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Fear can keep companies from using software to solve business problems. Stories from past projects can make programming seems like magic – and just as hard to evaluate. Below are tips to manage risk and plan for success.
No matter how you look at it, project development is an undertaking. Sure, some projects will be easier than others, but all have their own challenges. One such challenge is that of scope. Understandably, scope is an integral piece of project development especially since the lack of scope can lead to detrimental scope creep. Obviously, a project taking longer and costing more is not an ideal for any party involved. However, if happens more times than you might think. So how do you avoid falling victim to such an adverse situation? You clearly and succinctly define the scope of your project.
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.
In the past, employees were required to use a device issued to them by a company. This system ensured a number of things including security. However, as the use of personal devices has proliferated in the world, it was inevitable that it would also enter the workplace. Thus, the idea of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) came to be. Nowadays, BYOD is hardly a new concept, but it remains relevant as companies continue to incorporate BYOD policies and practices. This approach even includes things like creating and incorporating customized enterprise app stores.
Over the years architecture and its implementation have proven to be vastly important, especially when it comes to changing business needs and market conditions. Typically such a process comes as a result of connecting various services and systems so they best meet specific needs. In the past such action was rather involved and complicated, but thanks to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), there's been some relief.