The real reason your software projects cost more than quoted

It was the summer of 2001, when I walked into the office of a small student recruitment agency. They were in the business of finding exceptionally talented students for part-time jobs working in the IT industry. For students, it meant bringing their knowledge into practice, while for the companies it was both an opportunity to […]

Why standard software is expensive to customize

“This software product already does 90% of what we need.” If only I got a cent every time I have heard this. It is the most ridiculous argument there is for standard software versus custom built software. When companies or teams select software, it is a common mistake to look at the percentage of functionality covered. […]

How developers getting more expensive is silently killing innovation

It is hardly a big secret that it is hard to find good developers. And that salaries for these developers have steadily been increasing over the past years. Faster than other salaries, as well. This is just how the market works, so what’s the big deal about it? The big shortage In our whitepaper about the […]