We have developed a reliable 5-step process that virtually guarantees success on software projects of almost any scale.
Here is our not-so-secret formula for success:
Problem: The project is not yet well-defined, lacks details, has conflicting goals.
Solution: Bring clarity to the requirements, business processes, and methods.
Problem: The details of how to implement the requirements are missing.
Solution: Clarify the architecture, design, and propose implementation.
Problem: The working solution does not yet exist, or is inadequate.
Solution: Produce the minimum viable product (MVP) implementation.
Problem: The solution works but is not yet proven.
Solution: Test, then install the implementation and observe the benefits. Continue testing.
Problem: The effectiveness of the solution is not yet known or fully appreciated. ROI is not clear.
Solution: Analyze the solution, consider improvements and adjustments. Prepare the next iteration.