Software is where it’s at, delivering your service to your people.
There’s plenty of money to be made and nest eggs to be lost for the unwary.
But perhaps you might answer a few questions before you dive in.
WHY ARE YOU DOING IT?
What problems does it solve?
Whose problem is it?
What’s its VALUE to the user?
WHO WILL DO IT?
In-house team or outsource?
How do I hire the right people?
How do I pick a development partner?
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
What functionality is desirable, wanted and NEEDED?
How will the user access it?
What data will be stored?
HOW WILL IT BE MADE?
What skills are needed?
What tools are required?
How will you finance it?
WHEN WILL IT BE DONE?
What’s your minimum viable product?
What’s your timeline?
WHO’S ADVISING YOU?
Your minimum viable product is only the beginning.
Ownership and maintenance costs go on and on.
Then you have to go to market, and that’s another story entirely.
For many, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. They’ll never have the resources to have another shot if this one fails.
Hastening slowly is the way to go.
So take your time and get it right the first time.