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The basics of RFP writing

Since establishing Future Processing over 10 years ago, I have responded to countless requests for proposal – some better written than others.  But what I have found is that often companies worry about their RFPs and many ask for feedback.

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Read And that was 2009…

And that was 2009…

At the end of every year I always spend some time considering what my aims were at the beginning of the year, both professionally and personally, and to what degree I have achieved them. In doing this I tend to make a list of the highs and lows of the year and how they came about.

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Read Software Quality Part Two

Software Quality Part Two

My last post was about ensuring quality in the short term. This one is about achieving long-term quality in offshore development. At Future Processing we have the maxim, “Quality Always Makes Sense” displayed on the wall because I believe it should be fundamental to software development.

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Software Quality

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about quality. Since then I’ve received quite a few emails on the topic. It seems that many companies offshoring software development are struggling with the quality- scope trade-off. This is a hot issue for outsourcers too.

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Read Quality vs. Scope

Quality vs. Scope

If you’ve ever been a software developer, no matter when or where, the chances are that at some point you’ve had to work with some poorly written (read nightmare) legacy code. For whatever reason the code has stopped working or needs to be enhanced and you’ve been the poor sap has to work out why on earth the initial coder wrote the programme this way.

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Read Is It Ready Yet?

Is It Ready Yet?

For many project managers, both in-house or at an outsourcer, estimating the time different software development tasks will take is one of the hardest parts of their job. So much time and energy is spent by development teams trying to come up with scientific methods to estimate task time.

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