First in a four part series. SPEED.
Software development in the world of Ecommerce requires speed. The immediate relationship with the buying public means those who don’t keep up lose out. The balancing act between the demands of the market and the demands of good, durable software development can be very difficult to resolve.
Too often, companies choose between either:
doing the right thing (delivering now), or;
doing the thing right (delivering quality, but late).
Option one will work as a temporary measure. But the cost of prioritizing speed over quality issues will grow over time, up until the point where you have to rebuild your system. Continue reading