By Jared Serfozo

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Development Hell

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Are you stuck in Development Hell? It’s full of third party plug-ins, custom programming, and developers trying to patch things together. Sometimes it’s hard to realize if you’re stuck there, especially if you’re background is non-technical. Here are some things to look for:

No deadlines. The software provider you are working with is hesitant to give deadlines, is constantly pushing back those deadlines, or supplying vague responses like “2-8 weeks.” Missing deadlines not only throws off your company’s schedule, but also translates to broken promises to your clients.

Over-budget. Setting a budget for a project is a necessity, and a pretty important one. A sure sign of being in Development Hell is continually going over-budget, the software provider sneaking in extra fees, or unexpected costs that weren’t in your original plans. You either have to bite the bullet on the extra costs, or try to pass them to your customers.

No support. If your software provider is too busy working on your project to meet current support needs, you might be in Development Hell. A software provider should never use development as an excuse to ignore your current needs. In addition, you need to think about future support needs. If the developer who created your custom programming will no longer be with your software provider in 3 months time, you want to make sure someone there understands your system and can offer support when needed.

If your company or organization is experiencing any of these things right now, there’s a good chance you are stuck in Development Hell. At Accrisoft, we’ve avoided falling into this trap by continually researching the best methods and latest techniques to make sure our Content Management System is one of the best.

Avoid Development Hell. Choose a Content Management System that works for you.



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