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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
Hope you are all well. I am trying to put together a list of general tasks that exist within a software business.
My thinking is to create these tasks under company departments, and then also map these across to a broad SDLC.
I think that all players within the business would benefit from a checklist that they could refer to. We can also use it in workflows as the project progresses from lead to sign off and payment.
Any thoughts around this?
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Nice idea, but only half of it:
The list of general tasks is fine, but going beyond that is a waste of time.
The MBA textbooks are full of fancy workflow diagrams for all aspects of running a business.
And all of them are crap, totally useless to the people who actually DO run successful businesses (including software businesses).
I'm afraid if you elaborate too much on it, you'll fall into the same trap.
Unless you're paid by someone to write such a useless book, in that case you should do it strictly for the money.
So I'll start the list of general tasks, only beware I still don't run a software business, so hopefully other members will add more to it:
- Software building (design, coding, tests, etc).
- Website, online promotion, SEO, etc.
- Tech support.
- Payment, chargebacks, etc.
- Company administration, accounting, taxes, etc.
You missed the most important one :)
Monday, September 28, 2015
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