It’s been 4 years since I showed up for M50 Enterprise Program (Government program helping start-ups in Ireland) dressed in jeans and t-shirt. I had an idea for on-line project and I wanted to pursue my goal. My belief was that if I write a great software and make it look good, people would certainly start using it. Sometimes it turns out to be like that, but it rather an exception that a rule.
Back then my idea failed, however I have learned two important things about software development:
- Research is very important. Talk with potential clients of what they want before putting your effort into making it.
- Find a shortest path to your goal. Make things work first, then make them work good.
By sticking to those two rules you can avoid spending time on something unnecessary, failing a project or even go bankrupt. Let’s see in more details how to achieve those goals in practice with help of Agile Toolkit.add-ons, scalability, support, UI