At the August 2009 SofTech meeting in San Rafael, CA, Ron Lichty spoke about the steps needed to make a software development project successful.
•Write a Definition of Success
•Fix your Requirements process
•Pull together Roadmaps
•Develop Motivation and Communicate Urgency
•Plan your project for success
•Align your culture with customers, products and making money
•Grow your team leads and managers
•Fix interdepartmental communication
•Measure everything you can
•Assess your team
•Focus on Quality: Bugs, UI, performance, security
Ron Lichty is an award-winning software engineering executive and published and patented technology leader.
Ron has been managing product development for over 20 years at Apple Computer, Berkeley Systems, Fujitsu, mFactory, Charles Schwab, Macromedia, Avenue A | Razorfish, Forensic Logic, Socialtext and Check Point. He's the co-founder and co-chair, Software Architecture and Modeling SIG, SDForum; and Best Practices SIG at eBig.