Everyone’s had at least one software project release go off schedule and over budget. But while delays may seem like a ubiquitous hardship for software testing/QA teams, they don’t need to be. In our upcoming June 29th webinar, we’ll delve into why projects so frequently get blown off course, and break down the steps you can take to get them back on track.
From cubicles to boardrooms, no one likes missing a release date.
Few things in this world are as maddening as the feeling of powerlessness. That no matter what you do, you can’t seem to stave off the inevitable. It inspires us to act while—paradoxically—convincing us that any action we take will ultimately be useless.
It’s a vicious cycle. And one that software project teams know all too well. Sometimes it seems like, no matter what we do or how hard we try, we’ll never be able keep our projects from getting delayed.
From cubicles to boardrooms, no one likes missing a release date. No matter the cause, they almost always result in one of three outcomes: squandered potential revenue, substantial cuts to the project scope, or a hastened/incomplete testing plan that compromises quality down the road. It’s pick-your-poison here—none of these options are good.
If this sounds eerily familiar, don’t worry—I promise that you’re not alone. Over the years, we’ve spoken with thousands of CIOs and IT Directors, and all of them agree that delays are one of the most common factors in software project failures. In fact, that’s why we less-than-affectionately refer to Delays alongside Defects and Dollars as the 3 Perils of Software Development™.
Left unchecked, those 3 Perils™ will completely decimate your projects, driving them off course in a cacophony of production-level defects, costly rework, and missed delivery dates.
That’s why our upcoming free webinar, Disrupting Delays: Overcoming the 3 Perils of Software Development™, should be of particular interest to you. In attending, you can expect a deep drive into everything you need to know about delays: where they come from, the havoc they can wreak, and what you can do to prevent them.
So, if you’ve got an hour to spare at noon on Thursday, June 29th, why not join us for a lunch and learn? The lunch part is on you—but we’re confident the “learn” part will be well worth your time!