Death by 1,000 Spreadsheets; How To Plan a Software Project Whitepaper Released by Keene Systems

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Keene Systems releases "How To Plan A Software Project" whitepaper to assist companies in the software planning process.

Poor planning is the number one reason why software projects fail. If proper planning is done during the early stages of a software project, all of the stake holder’s needs get systematically analyzed and added to the system design. - Lance Keene

How is running your business with spreadsheets killing your growth? Having a software solution that centralizes the information can mean the difference between the success and failure of your business.

Companies that are still using spreadsheets to run their daily operations are at risk of losing information, slowing down delivery times, and not getting paid. It is critical for growing companies to make quick data-driven decisions to maintain a competitive edge. The answer is in creating the ability to transform the company's data into useful information by developing a software platform to manage the data, and gain the instant insight they need from reports. These reports can integrate data across departments with ease, revealing problem areas quickly that would otherwise remain unknown, slowly hurting the business behind the scenes. These reports can also capture areas of positive performance allowing the business to streamline processes and cut spending. Anything is possible once you unlock the power of data.

Anyone who has ever attempted or succeeded in planning a software project knows how complex the process can be. To ease the software planning process, Lance Keene, from Keene Systems has created a whitepaper outlining a simple 10 step process. In the whitepaper he compares the software development process with the process of building a house.

For those interested in diving deeper into the planning process, the whitepaper download covers these 10 steps:

1. State the Goals (Describe our dream home)
2. Identify Actors/Roles (Who will live in the house?)
3. Identify Processes (What will actors do in the house?)
4. Define the Data (What do actors need to use/consume?)
5. Screen Mockups (What is the design of each room in the house?)
6. Integration Plan (How does the house connect to the outside world?)
7. Test Plan (How is the house inspected?)
8. Go Live Plan (How do we move into the house?)
9. Time & Cost Estimates (How much will the house cost?)
10. Schedule (When can the house be completed?)

“Poor planning is the number one reason why software projects fail. If proper planning is done during the early stages of a software project, all of the stake holder’s needs get systematically analyzed and added to the system design *before* a single line of code is ever written. This whitepaper presents a structured approach to software design that fosters a collaborative effort between user & developer that gets the system right the first time. We hope you’ll find it useful in making your project a success.” – Lance Keene

To download the whitepaper “How To Plan A Software Project”, please visit: http://www.keenesystems.com/HowToPlanASoftwareProject.aspx .

Keene Systems
Location: 10 Panaway Dr., Campton, NH 03223
Phone: 603-726-5058
Email: sales(at)keenesystems(dot)com

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