Jan 052014

Every software project is particular and has its own features, but in general there are things that are common across the industry! In this post I would like to mention things that in my opinion are a must and that I am currently following whenever working on a project.  The priority of the list is not given by the order as it would largely depend [… read more]

Mar 152013

Software Development is so many things; to have a good start creativity, passion and methodology have to be a perfect match. While the creativity and the passion are subjective and personal, the methodology is something that can be learnt, developed, enhanced and shared. Like mathematics, it can be seen as an universal language. Principles When developing software there are some best-practices and principles that should [… read more]

Mar 102013

In one of my earlier posts I tried to describe what kind of attributes a leader should have to be successful, and in this post I would like to go a big further and try to define what should make an IT project a success. Wikipedia says that In project management a project consists of a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service [… read more]

Oct 132012

Among many tasks performed during the project life cycle, one thing that simply cannot be avoided is the task estimation. Accurate time estimation is a crucial skill in project management, and it affects all the other phases of the project. The project planning is depending on accurate estimation and Stakeholders often judge if a project was successful or not depending on whether it has been [… read more]

May 022012

In order to be agile team in today’s quite stressful and demanding time, software programming team should try to follow some if not all of the below listed practices in order to succeed: Test-first programming (or perhaps Test-Driven Development) Regular refactoring Continuous integration Follow a Simple design (YAGNI) Pair programming / Code Reviews Sharing the codebase between programmers A single coding standard to which all [… read more]