A common analogy in the software world is the comparison between building software
and building a skyscraper. In this analogy, you can think of the database as the
foundation. If something's wrong with the foundation, the entire building could
come crashing down at any second.
We like to apply a twist to this analogy. Building software is like building a skyscraper,
except when you're halfway done with the skyscraper, clients don't decide they want
20 additional stories and a pool on the roof. However, this level of "scope creep"
is not only common when it comes to building software, it has come to be expected.
The Nov 27, 2004 issue of The Economist
cites the Standish Group's estimates that "...30% of
all software projects are canceled, nearly half come in over budget, 60% are considered
failures by the organizations that initiated them, and 9 out of 10 come in late."
The key to avoiding these types of issues lies with the team that is designing and
building your software. At Searles Graphics we have the knowledge and experience
to anticipate your wants and needs to design a foundation that will continue to
be effective throughout the development proceess, eliminating a major source of
budget increases and delays common in most software projects.
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