Thursday, June 19, 2008

How to Get a Software Project Started

How to Get a Software Project Started

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Get a software project started. If you are a professional or a hobbyist, this article will give you an introduction on how to start a project.


  1. Draw up a brief description of the problem.
  2. Make a requirements diagram that is much less abstract than the description.
  3. Choose the target audience.
  4. Choose the target machines that the software will work on. (I. E., desktop computers, mobile computers, WWW)
  5. Choose a budget.
  6. Find investors if applicable.
  7. Decide if you are going to find a company or a consultant to implement the project for you.
  8. Monitor the progress of your project on a set basis.
  9. Publish your project on the web and other places.


  • Don't panic if you encounter small problems: they are normal.


  • Find a reputable source that has the expertise to finish your project. Many claim that they can and even believe that they can, but later on find out that they can't finish the project.

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