You already know the custom software you’d like to build and who is going to build it. So why is a project assessment crucial to its development?
A project assessment is the best way to determine your project’s goals, scope, and management approach before investing valuable time and resources in development. Before you start designing and building, it’s critical to get to the bottom of your objectives and expectations--specifically the features and resources needed, the levels of risk you are willing to take, metrics for success, and how you are going to get the project done. Every software project assessment should address these three critical steps: Project Goals (The “Why”), Project Scope (The “What”), and Project Management (The “How”).