Publication Date: 11/11/2008 9:49:57 PM
If you are involved in a programming project, sooner or later you will hear about creep – scope creep, that is. Typically, the conversation happens about half-way through the project, and it is an ugly feeling.
You: It is important that the system include the [abc] functionality.
Programmer: [ABC] feature wasn’t included in the proposal/requirements/design that you approved, so this is scope creep. Pay me more money for this feature.
You (mumbling): Now I know who the creep is!
This is a very common problem – more common than any of us would like to admit. And it can leave ...
Publication Date: 9/21/2008 5:00:00 PM
One of the biggest challenges in hiring a programmer (for a single project or as an employee) is finding them. If you are not technical, you don’t hang out in newsgroups where programmers chat about all things geek. So, where do you look?
Use your network! Ask your friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances. Do they know a programmer who they have worked with in the past? Do they know someone who knows someone? Just like hiring a building contractor, referrals are the best way to find a programmer.
Related to this, what about your LinkedIn profile? Even if you have only a ...
Publication Date: 8/18/2008 5:00:00 PM
If you have never worked on a software development project before, you may be completely shocked during the first testing session. I guarantee that you will find a bug in the system within the first hour. In fact, you are likely to find something you didn't expect in the first 10 minutes.
This may trigger a panic attack in you. I know exactly what you are thinking: What happened? Didn't the programmer test at all? Did we hire the wrong person? We are doomed!
Calm down. Take a deep breath.
Let me give you some information about software bugs that will help you ...
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and currently a small business owner, it has been a pleasure working
with Avonelle. In addition to being a talented developer, Avonelle also
has database expertise and system design skills. Avonelle is open
minded and willing to discuss various methodologies for achieving a
project goal. She is also not afraid to ask questions which is vital in
a software development project. Her up-front project cost (not
estimate) is very helpful in budgeting for a project.
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