Enterprise Software Development – Planning and Preparation I


The ability of a software development team to achieve true enterprise software development requires planning and preparation. Foresight is a main ingredient of a successful enterprise software development team.
 
What is important to the team?
 
The team should be able to identify what is important to them in terms of:
 
  • Their capacity to provide future support;
  • Their capacity to deliver enhancements at the most acceptable turn around time;
  • Their capacity to advance as the technology itself advaces.

The software development team is the source of the action in terms of making software a reality. While the management, fr example, may have its share of the motivation, the team by itself should be driven by its own energy and spirit.

 
What is important to the IT organization?
 
The IT organization establishes the future of the enterprise’s IT investment. They wholly involve the enterprise to the knowledge and skills of the IT people and the IT community in general. There is no better level of influence available in IT than in the executive level of the IT organization.
 
The IT organization should be able to identify what is important to them in terms of:
 
  • Their capacity to keep raising the IT organization’s value proposition;
  • Their capacity to deliver to the basic expectations of the enterprise;
  • Their capacity to ensure the continuous advancement of the IT organization as the whole IT world advances.

The IT organization, first and foremost, values the enterprise it serves. It is understandable for the enterprise to expect the highest level of perfection possible on its IT organization. This challenge is best accomplished for as long as the IT organization could raise its value proposition and continue to invite investments that add value to the enterprise.

 
What is important to the enterprise?
 
The enterprise should know what is important to them in the first place. They are the reason why there is an IT organization in the first place. Which is the reason why there is an enterprise software development team.
 
The enterprise provides the foundation and the basic principles on while the whole of the IT organization stands. Nothing can change that. For all that matters, its what should be important to everyone else in the enterprise.

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