TMBA 180 (LBP149) – 5 Tips for Managing a Software Development Project

The LBP has changed hands as Dan and Ian have decided to “go in another direction” with their businesses and focus on the big picture in life.  Taking over are Rob Walling and Mike Taber from the podcast Start Ups for the Rest of Us.  This week they’ll take you behind the scenes of software development and give you the top tips on what to watch out for when managing a new software project.

Whether you’re looking to develop a WordPress Plugin, Saas, iOS or web application, this episode will undoubtedly spare you some serious heartache and pain in the development process.  Follow along with the fellas this week as they impart their significant experience and intimate knowledge of software project management.

Your Business is Software.  Is Software Your Business?

  • The top warning signs you need to watch out for when working with developers.
  • Why over 80% of your software maintenance costs won’t be just bug fixes.
  • How to set proper expectations up front for developers and make sure they follow through.
  • One trick to use when sending documentation to make sure developers follow your directions precisely.


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Episode length: 16:57

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