4 Software Product Development Myths You Must Ignore

by Alex Mansour

2 months ago · 3 min read

Software development is full of processes and practices that aim to reduce the complexity of getting a digital product developed. However, as it is with most of the huge industries and complex ones, there are many myths that make their way to many people’s ears. 

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In this blog, we are sharing some of the most popular myths in the software industry and how each of them is wrong.  

“Stick to the plan” 

While planning is definitely important for any software project, and being able to stick to your plan is a sign of good strategy and execution, sticking to the plan at the rule can be a dangerous one. 

As you get to develop a software solution, you can access new information that can help you change your thoughts about features and how they might function. 

The new ideas you get should definitely be put into consideration. Even if they mean you are altering the plan. Your plan is there to guide you through the development journey so you do. It isn’t there to keep you away from making changes that can benefit the final product. 

This is typically what agile software development is. Working with an agile methodology, you get to make the most of user feedback. While breaking the project into smaller tasks that benefit from feedback on previous ones. 

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“The more features.. the better”

Delivering the features the user is expecting in your software product is definitely essential. However, adding as many features as you can might be a risky practice. 

Simply, the large number of features can make the more important ones disappear or become hard to reach. As you add features, you need to start at the core ones. Then begin to add ones users need according to clear priorities. 

Working to deliver the largest number of features can also make you unable to manage priorities efficiently, while not also paying attention to product quality as you should. 

“Failure is not an option”

Avoiding failure is very different from not considering it. Considering failure is definitely a good sign. Failure is always a probable outcome when you innovate. 

If you try to prioritize not failing at all, then you might never innovate and keep risks minimal to a level your products are predictable and maybe mediocre. 

Also when you never consider failure, a setback can really harm your team and product. As no one is ready for it, and everybody expects everything to go smoothly till the end. 

The reality that companies like Microsoft and Google continuously fail with products. Then get to reimagine existing ones is simply because they try to maximize innovation. Of course while considering risks that they can afford to cover easily. 

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“In-house development is better” 

If in-house software development is always the better choice, the IT outsourcing industry was never to reach over $360 billion worldwide in 2021. The It outsourcing industry is growing rapidly, and is forecasted to hit $1 trillion by 2030. 

This is simply because more businesses have been understanding the importance of leaving IT and software development work to more experienced companies in recent years. Also, you expect to get more on the boat going forward. 

Outsourcing software product development is always a great choice when you don’t have enough expertise. As you get to focus on the success of your business and avoid being distracted. By the hassle software development can bring when you aren’t focused on it.

The reality that companies like Slack, Google and WhatsApp use software development outsourcing shows how important this industry is. 

For some businesses, in-house software development can still be a great choice. But this only applies to specific situations and is never a general rule. 

B5 Digital is a software development outsourcing company, and we can always help you assess your project and its cost. You can always request a free consultation without any obligation & estimate from our domain experts.

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