Software Product Development Isn’t Like Any Other Software Development!
If you have a great idea for a software product and you want to take that idea to market to generate revenue and increase your business visibility, the first thing you need to understand is this: Software Product Development is not the same as software or application development. Oh, sure, there are many of the same steps involved, but there are many differences as well.
First, the stakes are much higher. When you undertake this type of project you run the risk of spending a lot of time and money and releasing a product that will damage or ruin your reputation If the product does not function the way it should or if it does not have the right features or will not work well on a particular type of mobile device, you are bound to have a lot of unsatisfied customers and unhappy customers are much louder than happy customers!
Secondly, the process of planning for requirements, designing and developing, configuration and planning for support and maintenance must accommodate the idea of selling a product in the market. Additional concerns for data security and privacy, testing in app stores and for market release and a competitive analysis to address what other products are in the market and what customers need and want are all factors in ensuring market success.
So, perhaps you have an IT team but that IT team does not have expertise with Software Product Development or perhaps you do have a team that does not have the time or the resources to address such a large, lengthy project and still get the day-to-day work done, or perhaps you just really need someone who has done this before and can make sure you succeed. In any case, you should work with the experts, and here’s how to get started: Software Product Development Experts, Success Stories.