5 Tips for Managing a Software Development Project

Episode #149 – 5 Tips for Managing a Software Development Project
Date: 2013-04-01
Link: Lifestyle Business Podcast
Be specific about the feature you’re looking for.
Use Balsamiq or a screencast to walk through feature with your developers.
Work time estimate into a schedule.
Developers are notorious for overestimating their abilities and underestimating how long things are going to take.
Get a time commitment in writing.
Setup weekly progress reviews.
Don’t save important issues for weekly status reports.
Do not set it and forget it.
Hire fast and fire faster. (for contractors)
Develop standard operating procedures.
Think about how to turn it into an ongoing relationship rather than just a one time transaction.
Set expectations upfront.
You don’t want to be in the business of running your own infrastructure.
Time is money.