Cloud, Digital, SaaS, Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise Software, CIO, Social Media, Mobility, Trends, Markets, Thoughts, Technologies, Outsourcing


Contact Me:

Linkedin Facebook Twitter Google Profile


wwwThis Blog
Google Book Search



  • Creative Commons License
  • This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?
Enter your email address below to subscribe to this Blog !

powered by Bloglet


Friday, September 30, 2005

The Soft Track As The Hardest To Manage

The development of a software solution is less about technology and more about people. User involvement in XP and agile development, user-centered development, usage centered design all exemplify changing perspectives about software solution. There is an increasing realization that the most important success factor for any software development team is the people that comprise it. Human centered software development may be applicable along many different levels. Whether open source or proprietary, all efforts are are all focused along similar lines. Kevin highlights that the obstacles that we confront involve our inability to understand what users want, translate their wants into a functional and usable system, and manage our teams to deliver what we believe needs to be built.I disagree with him when he writes that licensing or technology may not play a role in these dysfunctions –not true – to a certain degree all these influence adoption. I deal routinely with people with varied cultural, linguistic affilations – I can see that the inherent features of software also influence successful adoption. In any software rollouts the people problems rank as among the most important factor to be tamed .I may add that if we decompose the risk perceptions around projects –half of them may revolve around people. Afterall in any transformation engagements, the soft track is always the hardest one to finish.

Category :
ThinkExist.com Quotes
Sadagopan's Weblog on Emerging Technologies, Trends,Thoughts, Ideas & Cyberworld
"All views expressed are my personal views are not related in any way to my employer"