This eBook cuts through the confusion that separates you from your goal of building a custom application by putting the process, choices, and costs into easy-to-understand terms. By the end of Chapter 6, you will be ready to have those critical first discussions, knowing exactly what questions to ask of your potential partners in application creation.
Creating your custom software, website, or mobile application requires expertise across multiple disciplines. Determine your team’s readiness to start your project and learn how to supplement skills for optimum project results.
Custom software can be expensive to create and maintain, but the results can be well worth your time and money. Learn how to calculate ROI for your project so you can understand and validate the costs.
No matter the intent of your software, all projects face similar challenges. Identify the right questions to ask in order to avoid the common pitfalls that doom projects before they even start.
In the modern world of web and mobile, there’s more than one way to skin an app. Determine the right platform for your software before making your development investment.
When you have large teams working on your project, how do you know that they’re all on the same page? Learn the art and science behind defining acceptance criteria – a critical component to any successful software project.
It might seem like your quality assurance staff is unnecessary, and you might be tempted to try cutting QA in favor of faster delivery. Understand what QA teams do, how they do it, and why you absolutely cannot forego QA on your project.
Understand the differences between User Experience and User Interface while learning how branding and marketing play a key role in attracting and retaining users.
Discover how to futureproof your application in terms of interface design, emerging technologies, and security risks.