How to Define, Develop, and Sell Your Own Software

Do you have an idea for software but don’t know where to turn to get it developed? Let UpstartMediaMarketing help.

UpstartMediaMarketing has been in the software development industry for two decades. That means we were developing software before the internet was the internet. As technology has advanced, we have managed software development online and offline.

If we were developing software for a corporation, we may need to go through a lot of steps that you probably don’t need to do if you just have an idea and want to develop it. But to develop an idea into a quality program or mobile app, it takes some thoughtful planning.

We will walk you through this process.

If you take an idea to a developer, he or she will will generally ask a few questions and begin programming. However, with over two decades of experience, I can tell you that without a detailed plan, you will probably not end up with something that will last. It may or may not do what you need it to do. And, when it has been created, you don’t have any idea if it has been tested.

If you have a good idea are going to go through the process of creating a new program, do it right.

To begin, one of our staff will sit down and and listen. (Of course all conversations are non-disclosure, so you don’t need to worry about us taking your idea.) As we listen, we will begin to make notes of how the software needs to work, how users need to interact with the software as well as with others. We will consider how the data should be stored and retrieved. We will think about how your app should work online or offline, whether it should be a mobile app or software as a service (SaaS). You can bet we will have a lot of questions.

After we ask questions, create drafts on paper, and gather our functionality notes, we will begin to break down all of the individual functions into tiny steps. A simple program may have hundreds. We will determine how we should store data. Then we will create a design structure for the data. We will probably create a mock-up and even a semi-functional prototype.

Once we have all of that done, we try to make a mole hill out of the mountain.  We will put together a product plan that can be used by UpstartMediaMarketing developers or anyone else. The product plan includes a full description of the software, its purpose, and a detailed technical write-up for every single function, the data that must be updated, and how it should be tested. All of these functions will be organized into a prioritized list called the backlog.

It is at this point that we can take the product plan to developers to get bids. The Product Plan tells the developers exactly how the software should be built. Most developers would fall dead to receive such detailed specifications. Therefore their time will be significantly reduced and mistakes are far less likely. Also, we will have a list of tests that must be executed to verify that the software is working correctly.

Developing good software is not that difficult if it is planned properly. Hours spent on planning compensate for many hours in programming. Without a plan, you will end up with something very different from what you had intended.

The purpose of UpstartMediaMarketing is to work with you constantly to be your advocate, to write a detailed product plan that you understand and approve. We will talk with the developers in their technical language and make sure the software is easy for the average person to understand.

We focuses on solving your online needs. Websites, Marketing, and Product Management. If you have any questions, please call. We never charge for online services consultation, even if you don’t choose our service. We’ll guide you to the best choices we can find.

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