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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

[ Discussions with client representatives about hourly rates can be frustrating at times. The belief that an hour of any person’s (or supplier’s) time is exactly the same as any other is like comparing software engineering services to purchasing…
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Changing the Cost Discussion

[ Discussions with client representatives about hourly rates can be frustrating at times. The belief that an hour of any person’s (or supplier’s) time is exactly the same as any other is like comparing software engineering services to purchasing a case of creamed corn. We could be relatively happy if the focus could just be […]
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Is your IT project portfolio feeling Bloated?

We all live in a world of scarce and limited development resources. (If you don’t call me.) At the same time the pressure to deliver more, and faster is increasing. We jam ideas into the pipeline looking for resources to perform and often the items all look the same. There is uncertainty. Everything gets back […]
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Extending Discovery into Business Value

This post is a follow up from a previous post, is Software Development REALLY Expensive – part Two. To summarize, I will quote from the previous blog. Our industry often sets its context too small to address the question of why software is so expensive. While addressing costs, we missed optimizing the other side of the […]
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Is Developing Software REALLY expensive – Part Two

The Lean Software and Systems Consortium conference in Atlanta left me with a lot to think about. My main reason to go was to learn more about becoming a more agile enterprise but that is a topic for another day. To summarize my previous post, software projects are often categorized as “too expensive”.  However, it […]
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Is Developing Software Really EXPENSIVE?

There have been many papers, studies, books, etc. on the high cost of developing software. What does this even mean? When we say software we typically mean a software product to sell to a market or a system to increase productivity. In both cases doesn’t the customer have some idea of the cost and potential […]
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