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Friday, February 03, 2006

Seven Myths of Software Development

The ability to deceive is one of the most interesting aspects of Software Development community. The spouting of a myth, sometimes IT professionals hope it’s the truth but suspect something isn’t quite right, and sometimes they’ve been so snowed under the traditional Software Development community’s rhetoric that they haven’t even thought to question about it. IT professionals do have the seven myths for Software Development. Let us know its contents:

Maintaining top ten risks: The identification and mitigate of Software Development project risk is due to actual execution of concept that one seems to struggle by it. But there is no doubt that teams maintain a risk list. One less report and one less weekly meeting is always a win to manage risk in the project. By time one needs to discover how to educate the higher-ups which is always a time consuming process.

Need of documentation: Whenever people insist on documentation, ask them why, what and how they want it. This will provide insight, and a 50-page document can be shrunk to just 10. Estimate how much it will cost to develop and maintain.

Team of specialists require for Software Development. It recommends sub dividing the complex processes into simpler tasks that are then handled by people for specifically focused on one activity. This is good approach when one builds thousands of copies of a uniform type of product, but for unique endeavors such as Software Development, it often proves disastrous. Because of the better knowledge of overall process by these people, they tend to understand the implications of their work.

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Code information would be lost: It is absolutely false to say like this. If one knows where it is how can be lost? Company that subscribe to this myth will invest far too much in documentation, increasing their costs, while slowing themselves down.With the confidence and ability to work with the wide range of artifacts that created during Software Development and this solution calls for building teams of generalizing specialists, people. It would be good to suggest and apply the fundamentals of data normalization, the desire to store information in one place only, to documentation.

The detailed process definition: In reality the process definition efforts are usually for nothing. It would be better to develop a high-level overview of how things should work, producing templates and examples of key artifacts, and then ensuring that everyone is given the training and mentoring they need to gain the skills they require.

Need for reviewing the fact in Software Development. More faith is put in reviews and inspections, when IT professional done well in the right situations, they often do produce results.

The way it can be done. Especially from Software Development professionals, that specialized in one slim aspect of project development it would be better to hear all about it. For example, how many times have you heard something like surrogate keys or a .NET solution would be appropriate in the respective situations.For considering the strengths and weaknesses into various solutions, overall gain is as broad as base of experience. The more options one understood, the better it will be developer. Thinking from another perspective can also offer unexpected benefits in the process of Software Development process.