Do we really think about software?

I have been thinking a lot lately about how we approach software.

OK let me ask you a REALLY important question. When you are writing software that fulfills a business need do you think about how long your software is going to be around?

If you answer NO then you are doing yourself a disservice. While you can be solving the business in the short term you SHOULD also think about the long term.

Or maybe I should ask the business owner the following question? How long are the developers you asked to fulfill your business need going to be around? In our industry you have turnover and as business owner you need to make sure that you set yourself up for SUCCESS which means making sure the software that is chosen to fulfill your business need is used by more than just your current developers.

What do you think are other things we need to keep in mind when writing software?

I would love to hear from you!

Posted July 1, 2016