As technology continues to evolve through the years so do the number and diversity of the end user. Prior to 1980, most computing was done on main frames controlled by professional IT personnel.1 Today, almost anything can be done on a smart device in the hands of one to 100 year olds- including managers, students, accountants, home makers, engineers, teachers, scientists, health care workers, salesmen, etc. Each generation and skill level having their own specific set of needs that are diverse, complex and constantly changing.
When developing a software project it is crucial to tailor it to the needs of the end user as they will be using and benefiting from the product. If it is not developed to the requirements, wishes and specifications of the user, it will most likely fail.2 This can be a difficult task as the size and diversity of the targeted group of end users often vary. Continue Reading
Quality project management is undoubtedly important in every industry. In modern business and changing global economic realities, the role of Project Manager (PM) is becoming more important and imposes additional requirements and expectations from customer’s side.
A Project Manager is usually in charge of 3 main aspects: Costs, Deadlines, and Quality of final product. Thus, the PM serves as a bridge between the client and development team. Continue Reading
You did it! You’ve imagined an amazing idea for a software product that is going to set the world on fire…and you cannot wait to see it being used. You are not alone, over 2,371 mobile apps are published each and every day.  That number does not include all the other embedded software and desktop applications. Where do you start if you are not a developer and have little experience at managing the development of a software program? How do you bring your vision to life, in a very competitive, ever changing market place?
As with any new inspiration, having a solid plan in place is crucial to developing a successful software product, the more work done up front will save time and money in the long run.
To outsource or not to outsource – has been a question for many companies. Temptation of reducing costs, improving efficiency and gaining access to exceptional capabilities by outsourcing is great, although some loss of management control and external risks have always concerned businesses. Despite all the risks, the global market trend is showing that more businesses are favoring outsourcing their work to other companies. According to Stratistics Market Research Consulting, IT outsourcing is accounted for $314.92 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $481.37 billion by 2022 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% . If you have decided to outsource, there is a number of criteria you should check beforehand to make sure that your business will benefit from such collaboration. PSA has come up with an eight steps guide to a successful software development outsourcing project. Continue Reading
Communication in project management is critical for the success of the project. The amount of communication and the tactics employed in communication varies from project to project and from team to team. Depending on the scope of the project, one need to choose the most suitable way of communication: receiving reports from the project manager in charge or from each team member; participating in monthly, weekly or daily calls; communicating via e-mail, messengers, phone calls or through onsite representatives. Continue Reading