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How long does software development really take?

I was reading some stats the other day … 85% of all software development projects fail to come in on budget or on time! That is a staggering and sobering statistic. In what other profession would there be such a low hit rate? How is it that so many bright people get it so wrong so often?

Software development is inherently a more risky proposition than many other projects. The reason a client is after bespoke development is because no such products exist in the market that adequately answers their problem. Some clients are better at expressing their requirements than others. In some cases they simply don’t know what they need. They just know that they need something. Read more of this post

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