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Seven Practices for Healthier Software Development

Jul 25, 2008, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ezequiel Cuellar)

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"The business processes in your organization might have many unnecessary flows or flows that haven't been properly standardized. Some flows may work based only on the experience of the staff in charge of their execution. Typically, staff in some departments know how to execute the tasks pertaining to their role very well, but might not be familiar with the rest of the process outside their department. It is hard for them to collaborate with suggestions and improvements to the process.

"Software development is driven by requirements derived from the business process being implemented. If the business process hasn't been properly standardized or reengineered before software development starts, many questions will arise. Late questions could lead to important business decisions being made under pressure when you're trying to deliver the correct information to your development team on time."

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