Software Strategy

Why lots of project managers insist on ‘reusing’ existing software while developers seldom agree.

Single Worst Strategic Mistake: Rewrite from scratch.

  • Bugs have been found after lots of realworld-usage and are hard and costly to find.
  • giving away market lead.
  • next developer cannot necesarily write better than previous one.
  • 99% of the performance is improved by 1% change.
  • Code is hard to understand – proper refactoring techniques can help

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