This will be the introduction to a multi-part article about custom software development. Over many weeks, we will compare purchasing Off-The-Shelf versus Custom Software. Ways to estimate software development costs will be outlined as well as factors that influence those costs and potential hidden costs to look out for. We’ll explain how to begin the process, and the most popular and efficient means of collecting business requirements or user stories.

Here are a few of the articles that will be covered in the following weeks.

  • The first article will explain what custom software development is.
  • Next, the development cycle will be explained.