Over the past decade, businesses large and small have become increasingly dependent on software business applications and the IT groups that build them. Yet the success rate of development projects has stubbornly remained below 40 per cent for much of the decade – and continues to fall. With business becoming increasingly mobile and social, it is mission critical to close the ‘collaboration gap’ between business stakeholders and the IT group that causes so many software projects to stall or be cancelled.
Here are 10 best practices from companies charting a new course in the way they envision and deliver business apps:
1. Iterate and be agile
Application development for years was conducted using the ‘waterfall’ approach where the first usable piece of the business app was not available for review until late in the project… Read more