October 29, 2018 Stewart Marshall

BESPOKE SOFTWARE – THE WHY, WHO, WHAT, HOW & WHEN

Tailored software is a big investment.

Get it right and it will transform your business, giving your team what they need when they need it.

WHY ARE YOU DOING IT?

Clearly identify the problems you’re solving. Without clear purpose, you are destined to fail.

WHO WILL DO IT? Picking a development partner is hard. You’re starting a long-term relationship, so take the time to find one who’s right for you.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail, so you cannot do enough planning.

Create a detailed plan with your development partner. This should include screen mock-ups, program flow, data models, storage requirements and much more. Changing the plan once you’ve started is EXPENSIVE.

HOW WILL IT BE DONE?

You need to understand the technology and the developer needs to understand your business. It’s an opportunity for both camps to expand their knowledge. By doing so, communication will be far simpler.

WHEN WILL IT BE DONE? It will take FAR LONGER than you anticipate, so ensure your plans include a pragmatic timeline and the functionality you expect at each way point.

Would you like to make an asset that will pay for itself many times over?


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