Agile development makes learning faster
An important and often neglected reason for effort overruns in custom software development projects is related to selection bias. Selection bias is the tendency to validate and choose only those things that align with our desired outcomes. When working on custom software development within the Lean Startup methodology, JTR Solutions immediately figures out the problem that needs to be solved and then develops a minimum viable product (MVP) to begin the process of learning as quickly as possible. Once the MVP is established, we work on tuning the engine. This involves measurement and learning and must include actionable metrics that can demonstrate cause and effect. This measuring, called validated learning, helps the development process because we don’t shut our eyes and ears to valid feedback that doesn’t match what you expected to hear, believe you need or that negates your vision.
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Custom software doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag and it may be the greatest investment your business could make by allowing you to increase efficiency, enable automation of busywork, and analyze big data. The highest cost of many businesses is human capital and human mistakes. Reducing repetitive work and reducing the possibility of mistakes can save your business money and allow you a competitive advantage in your industry.
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The saying, “You get what you pay for.” rings true in the world of Custom Software Development. If you are considering investing in custom software for your company, there are many things to consider when attempting to select the right team for the job. While the size of your project is a major factor in determining the price, many other factors contribute to the overall cost.
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Hiring a team of developers to design software specifically for you or your organization is a big decision. It is a decision that requires a lot of thought. Though it can be costly, the advantages that Custom Software Development has to offer can make it worth it. Custom software for your business could very well be the secret to standing out from the rest of the competition. Below is a list of important reasons why.
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