Managing Your Product Roadmap

Managing Your Product Roadmap

The importance of your product roadmap The product roadmap is one of the most important assets possessed in a technology company.  The phrase product roadmap generally conjures up visions of GANTT charts, detailed spreadsheets, pyramids and the like.  Dates and deliverables are certainly derived from a product roadmap, and serve to direct the allocation and […]

Firmware, Firmware, Everywhere

Firmware, Firmware, Everywhere

What is firmware? Remember the back-in-the-day anxiety associated with  getting a new printer, bringing it home, plugging it in and crossing your fingers? Yeah, I don’t like to think about it either. Generally, the reason that ‘stupid printer’ sat idly, no matter how many times you pressed the Print command, was because it couldn’t talk […]

Why do software projects fail?

Why do software projects fail?

“Our plan is to invent some sort of doohickey that everyone wants to buy.” -Pointy-Haired Boss, Dilbert Thousands of lines of code…dozens of people…customer deadlines…budget constraints. What could possibly go wrong? The short answer is – a lot can go wrong with a lengthy, complex software development project. Development methodologies and tools have evolved to […]

Challenges of Choosing a Software Development Partner

Challenges of Choosing a Software Development Partner

The competition for top-tier software development talent has never been tighter, and it’s forecasted to get even more challenging.  ‘Lone-wolf’ web developers and designers abound, but true full-stack software engineers and consulting firms that possess this expertise are in scarce supply. The impact of this shortage is compounded as schedules collapse and budgets shrink, all […]

New Tool Boosts .NET Development For Linux

New Tool Boosts .NET Development For Linux

A bit of news spotted by one of our software engineers, John P. Novell has developed a new add-in for Visual Studio that would allow developers to write .NET apps for Linux. This doesn’t appear to be a full-blown solution for leveraging the powerful .NET framwork on non-Windows operating systems, but it’s another step in […]

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