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May 1, 2018

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President Armen Stein has earned the Microsoft MVP Award every year since 2006. That tells you something about his passion for technology.

Measure Twice, Code Once

Some customers balk when we tell them that we'll do some planning and design to start their project.  They want us to just start coding.  But we know that's a bad idea - it's much easier and cheaper to change things in the earlier stages of the project.

In  many ways building a software application is like building a house.  If you start with an incomplete blueprint (or none at all!), you are likely to end up with a terrible and costly house.  That's why we plan before we design, and we design before we code.  We call our discovery and planning work the Architectural Framework phase.  During this initial phase we work to analyze the scope of the project and build accurate estimates.  Later, we sketch out screens for our customer to approve - before we start coding.  This up-front work helps the actual construction go smoothly and efficiently, and allows us to deliver a higher-quality application for less money.

Want to dig deeper?  Here's a peer-reviewed journal article on this topic: Project Cost: An Empirical Investigation

Do you need a new system or have an existing system that needs updating? Contact us for a free consultation - we're here to help you!


Did You Know?

The "spread spectrum" technology that actress Hedy Lamarr helped to invent would galvanize the digital communications boom, forming the technical backbone that makes cellular phones, fax machines and other wireless operations possible. Read more...

Meet The Team: Joe Kane

Software Design Analyst

Joe evaluates our clients’ business needs and collaborates with our development team to design powerful, intuitive applications.

What else? Joe’s other interests include books, photography, road cycling, and architecture.

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