Scope Creep in Software Development

Few words strike fear into the hearts of software development managers and developers than scope creep. Long the bane of the development industry, scope creep has affected almost everyone who works on software – even those who work for themselves but especially those who report to a client providing software specifications.  The perennial question in […]

The Perfect Development Environment Manual

This paper was written as my final paper for my graduate Process Management course at RIT.  The paper is based on a semi-fictional software as a service (software on demand) vendor which develops its own software and maintains its own development processes.  This document was to be formatted somewhere between a handbook and a memorandum […]

Non-Measurable Organizational Value

In addition to the concept of the Measurable Organizational Value or MOV metric that I discussed several days ago, I believe that we need to look at its contrary “metric” – Non-Measurable Organizational Value or NMOV. Non-Measurable Organizational Value is the concept of corporate benefit being derived from a project that is inherently non-measurable. To […]