The Software Equation

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Beating the odds

Only 16% of all software projects succeed. The rest are challenged or scrapped due to the following:

  • Failure to understand how a given profession does business.
  • Failure to adhere to the principles of the Mythical Man Month in putting together the project.
  • Failure to know how to build modular, web centric code able to enhance the workflow that defines the business in question.
  • Failure to set in place the right size team needed to do the job at the beginning because adding more people to a late project makes it later.
  • Setting up reasonable costs and timeframes needed to do the job, something not done regarding Healthcare.gov.
  • Using closed source tools when said project needs to be open source, scale independent and web savvy in order for it to succeed.