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June 30, 2009  2:03 PM

Application Launching — Softly Please



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Application Launch, Software Implementation, User Experience

There have been a number of posts made commenting about a recent post on 37 Signals blog about "Why it's wise to launch softly".  I always love to see my thoughts in print by others, or to see...

June 29, 2009  4:00 PM

The Application Delivery Deadline — Good or Evil?



Posted by: SJC
Agile

"Do You Really Need a Deadline?" is a post I found interesting in the light of my current "deadline" pressures.  Related to the post, I also found comments on the post to be interesting, such...


June 28, 2009  4:00 PM

Custom Application RFP Process Approaches



Posted by: SJC
Agile, Application RFP, custom application development, estimating application cost, RFP Process, Waterfall

My posts last month generally consisted of comments, suggestions and difficulties with preparing cost estimating of legacy applications.  Recently I had the...


June 27, 2009  1:36 PM

Application Over Design — Is there such a thing?



Posted by: SJC
Application design, Software Analysis, User Interface

Yes there is ladies and gentlemen!  End of story, NOT end of post! While doing some "cleaning up" around the office recently I ran into a design spec that I had the misfortune to encounter some 20 years ago.  It was submitted as a "Preliminary Draft", weighed in at about the birth of a child...


June 24, 2009  10:53 AM

Application Design for Tight Operator Control



Posted by: SJC
Application design, custom software design, User Interface

In these days of exceptionally "busy" screens within which operators can usually choose many options (...and sometimes ones which they shouldn't), I have been placed in a position where I am being asked to create an application with minimal functionality entry screens!  This design approach...


May 20, 2009  1:39 PM

Application Cost Estimating



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

When I first posted "Cost Estimating Rewrite of Legacy Applications" I had not planned that it would turn into a series of posts such as it has.    What I found is...


May 17, 2009  5:55 AM

Comments on Cost Estimating (Continued)



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

I seemed to have a lot to comment on in my last post, and decided it was best to have another post which continued my comments from my list of considerations for legacy application rewrites, so I continue my comments in this post. Myself, very early on in the review of a potential project I like...


May 13, 2009  4:00 PM

Comments on Application Cost Estimating



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

In my previous post "Cost Estimating Ideas for Legacy Application Rewrites" I provided a list of considerations for preparing estimates for legacy application rewrites.  This post is a follow-up to that post where I will add comments to some of the considerations listed in that...


May 11, 2009  5:55 AM

Cost Estimating Ideas for the Legacy Application Rewrite



Posted by: SJC
Application design, cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

I promised in my last post "Cost Estimating Rewrite of Legacy Applications" that I would be producing a list of considerations for preparing estimates for legacy application rewrites -...


May 9, 2009  11:28 AM

Cost Estimating Rewrite of Legacy Applications



Posted by: SJC
cost estimating, estimating application cost, Independent software developer, Updating Legacy Systems

I have always found estimating a project to be a challenge.  Back in my early days as an independent developer I quickly learned that I had a tendency to under-estimate the time a project would take.  My error would more often than not be in accounting for the time it takes to "polish" the...


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