Software development has experienced a shift recently. Pioneers today are creating systems in unexplored territories such as social tools and social media systems. When they started developing Twitter for example, they never knew how users would actually use their system. When users were engaged in exploring different hacks to do stuff the system was not designed to do, the designers returned and modified the system with features and functionalities.
What it means for your software project?
Inexperienced software development professionals make a common mistake by starting too early in a project. However, experienced developers first understand the business and requirement of the system to be developed. They generally consume sixty or seventy percent of the project timeline in research and studying and then start the work. Many clients don’t like this approach and want to see half their project finished by that time.
Realize Your Toolbox
It is very important for a software development company to know how better development toolboxes can be used. All development You as a developer should maintain an inventory of what you know and how to do. You would only design the system using your toolbox or the skill set you have.
Some of the best software development practices always pay you off. Practices like relational database theory, naming conventions, meeting notes, quality assurance methods and tools, backups, version control are great to follow and make a habit. Remember, customer is always right. For a software development company, client is everything. So, always look to fulfill your clients’ expectations.