With increasing demand of expressing uniquely
and objectively over the period of years humans have evolved over the passage
of time. Increase of hunger to provide more efficient answers to the developing
problems of the world computers have evolved from calculators to inference
engine to computational machines. Software are that part of computer which
involve communication. Language is needed for communication. It depends on the
skill of the user, the way in which he communicates with hard part known as
hardware so that problem is resolved while communicating efficiently. Effective
communication involves clear and precise understanding of basics along with
their application in the real world.
Charles Babbage father of computers provided the first basic
analytical engine to the world known as Abacus. Through the consistent efforts
of scientists over the period of time we are able to develop fast processing
and calculating machines known as supercomputers. As the need arises for them
to calculate difficult and rigorous problems, so supercomputers
provided them answers quickly and correctly. Accordingly in area of
software development need arises to match the compatibility of existing
hardware. Industries have been set up to provide quick and easy solutions to
the gigantic problems of the world keeping applicability of governing products.
For this to happen smoothly different jobs are created and people responded
according to their capabilities and efficiencies. As competition grows over the
period industries reformed from bigger to smaller shapes keeping objectivity
In India economy is a major driving factor while developing
software. People are ready to supply the efficient answers to governing
challenges to the problems of information technology world in
fewer payments. So their growth becomes consistent and evolving instead of fast
demolishing false hopes while becoming money centric. Any software industry
making reliable products must have good team with consistent interconnectivity
between stakeholders and their working staff. Hence speed, accountability,
reliability and customer focus are the pillars of success in giving good and
reliable products. A good environment always makes people happy and eager to
perform effectively while having limited human capabilities.
The first of Offshore Outsourcing Services provided by the India
Software Development was in medical transcription business, but business
process outsourcing likes of data processing, and client support began after
the 90s. After this success of Indian Software Development
sector, the central government identified BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) as
a key contributor for growth in economic sector that prioritized the attraction
of FDI in the sector of establishment of India Software Development Technology
Parks and export oriented enterprise zones.
The Software Development in India a young in Industry is
and we can say it has been in existence for just more than 5 to 6 years.
Despite recent arrival of the Indian Software Development Indian scene, the
industry has really grown phenomenally it is now becoming very
important part of the export services in IT environment. Today the
segment has developed with a broad based business platform backed by leading
Software Development Company in India.
is referred as the land rich in traditional values and a place full of colours
and heritage. Apart from it diverse culture and ethnic lifestyle, India is also
known as the land of opportunities for several types of industries such as
agriculture, tourism and software development. Being a developing nation, India
is doing very well in almost every sector, especially in the field of software
development and gains a very strong reputation in international market. This is
one of the key factors responsible for growing economy of the nation and
contributes in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as well.
evolution of software development in India was started in mid-70 when various multinational
organizations started focusing towards India as their offshore work station and
outsourcing centre. This changed the overall equation of software IT industry
in the global market which results in rapid expansion and movement of IT
operations and business centres in India. And, within no time India has become the
centre of attraction in IT sector and considered as the most preferred and
favourable place for Software development. Almost every big software business
company wants to have their centres in India.
companies in India are expected to reap the benefits of Internet of Things (IoT)
data, considered to be a US$ 20 billion opportunity, to help customers to
enhance productivity and asset utilisation as well as to improve end customer experience,
as per networking firm Cisco. India’s total software industry’s (including hardware)
share in the global market stands at 8 per cent; in the IT segment the share is
percent while in the ITeS space the share is 2 per cent.
rapid boom of IT industry and software development companies in India is
governed by several factors:
· The aggregate development
and production cost is very low in India.
· The climate is best suited
for IT operations
· Huge quantity of population
which results is high availability of young and talented engineers and
· Strong moral values
inculcated in the employees to produce quick results and offer best services to
· Cheap resources and
· Business Laws are not so
much strict as compared to other nations.
· Lots of supports from local
investors and venture Capitalist firms.
from these important factors, young entrepreneur and business leaders of the
country have already come forward to expand these opportunities and take
charges to grow the IT business at the global level. Now days, India is the
home for several IT giants and big players of the industry and serve as an IT
from the major contributions of multinational companies’ lots of small scale IT
firms and start-up organizations like MindStick
are also competing in the market to provide their clients with the best range of
software products and services. These organizations are equipped with a team of
highly experienced and qualified software professionals which use innovative and
advanced techniques and technologies to revolutionize the way of traditional
Find a Good idea for a Software Product:
Mostly come up with a natural product idea which strike
your mind while performing certain task. These ideas are most certainly quite
helpful for masses and yourself also as a handy product. But at the same time,
a software product could be anything. It could be a Word Press plugin, a
web application or an offline application for a desktop. Whatever it is, you
have to think over it from a new prospective and get the best out it.
Analyzing the market need:
Your product should be as such that it fulfills the market
requirements. For this, studying the market need is of great importance. If
your start building a product without analyzing the market need and
other products already existing in the market, then there is a great chance
that your product will fail to outperform the market’s need.
Get Customer for your product idea:
Suppose you make a software product and wants to sell it
in the market or to an individual client but no one is interested in your product
may be because they don’t need it or they already have it. In such case your
product, the value of your idea, time spent and money invested, are all wasted.
To avoid such situation, it’s very important to make a product which you are
quite sure that will sell it. Or rather make a product on client’s request. This
will increase the chances of you making a quality software product
according to the clients need. Moreover, such customized products can make you
fetch a handsome earning. Thus, before starting on such ideas, pay attention to
the post development scenario.
Implement your Software Product:
After understanding the market’s need and getting a
customer for your product idea, it’s time to implement your software product.
Analyzing the client’s requirement and implementing it into the product is the
next very important task. This will decide whether your
product will be a success or not. The better you will understand the product,
and better you will be able to implement it.
Selling strategies and maintenance and upgrading:
Now your product is ready and you want to sell it in the market.
There are thousands of developers just like you who might already be in the
market selling similar software product like yours. So your task is to come up
with some attractive marketing idea to sell your product. Like giving a free
demo version to the customers, free maintenance and upgrade facility, and
much more. Even after your product is sold, you need to continue providing
these facilities of maintenance and upgrading to maintain a long term
relationship with the client and to make yourself or your company earn.
How many of us buy Indian products. Do we really invest our
money in Indian products? I know French prefer buying only French cars and
local products. But Indians generally go with their colonial mindset and stuck
up buying only European/American brands. They have no original
thought process most of the times. IN this view to design, manufacture and
produce NATIVE Indian electronic products for our country people (commercial
and defence) and even for across the world (exports) we have started this as an
electronic product manufacturing company.
Factually it is a tough time for us competing with products from
USA, Germany and even China. The market is dominated by manufacturers from
Societal pressures and trying to fulfill expectations of others
instead of knowing about your true identity, passions and interests is the real
problem. I mean, India has so many paper graduate Engineers, yet India is a
third world nation. With so many Engineers, usually a nation ranks among the finest.
So it is clear, that there is something wrong. Indians are in a rat race
instead of doing a self-introspection. And the topic can be debated - Why
less PHDs in India? Exactly, why have Indians compromised to live a
mediocre life? Why are we afraid to try things, showing intent? On products,
they don't have to be search engine (inherent wisdom in built component
required to search the engine) etc. Even making a product which teaches slum
kids is more than sufficient; we are trying to solve a societal problems. It is
nothing else but just about adding value in the life of others and vision of
the future which matters, not that we know this much.
Anatomy of Software Development Outsourcing in India
Software outsourcing in IT development has become more and more
preferred over the past few years, and boost up even more momentum lately. Corporate
IT firms in US have followed the same trajectory because a technology
worker and manpower costs some five/six times less in India as compared to USA.
Motivation for outsourcing corporate executives started analyzing software
development and support, and the complete package of Information technology as
a cost, and not as a strength, nor as a differentiator. So they started
perceiving of it as something they can subcontract, just the same way as
Security guards, Janitorial, landscaping and snow removal.
Whatsoever, this is not always the case, and there are hidden
expenses, and some pitfalls such as difference in work culture and standards,
communication styles, and time zones, not to mention the long term safety and
security concerns of giving everything to a foreign country far away for there,
and off Couse a jurisdiction and government business policies. Software
and information systems generally contain several operations that are vital to
the organizations doing business, and in many cases it is part of the
“Intellectual Capital” of the company.
Offshore software development and outsourcing has been popular
for several years. Developing countries like India are popular offshore
outsourcing locations which offer cost effective solutions. There are lots of
claims and commitments about the cost advantages of offshore outsourcing with a
majority calming anywhere between 40-50% savings.
Security and Privacy issue is now stronger than the past in
India. Both government and private sector outsourcing are taking various steps
to maintain the Peaceful atmosphere for IT sector. Even small scale and medium
Software development Outsourcing firms like MindStick Software are very
disciplined and careful to verify their staff. The annual turnover is
incrementing for total IT Outsourcing Sector in India
Most of the people focus on India for lower costs. The most
remarkable fact about India is that of the caliber of the Computer Engineers
and Software developers. The cost saving is an additional benefit. The
work culture and environment of most of the software development companies in
India are now CMM or CMMI level Standard.
Indian work force also offer the enormous pool of technically
skilled professionals in the world. The world has discovered the fact that
India is a super power when it comes to developing IT solutions. Swept by the
current of the latest trend “IT outsourcing in India” we find many fortune 500
companies establishing their development centers in India.
Software Development Agreement
Each and every company has to follow certain rules and
regulations before proceeding to make a software product. The client on the
other hand also has to obey these rules and should be informed about each one
of it in detail before giving any project to the company. These rules and
regulations are very important for both, the company and the client and it
should be understood in detail before any software development takes place or
These are important because these are the agreement which the
company makes with the client and client also agree to accept them. Anything
which is not in accordance to any one of them, the company or the client, it
should be sorted beforehand and accordingly agreement should be modified with
the proper consent of both the parties.
Importance of Software Development Agreement:
A software development agreement is essential because it gives
the opportunity to both the parties what they need and to avoid any kind of
dispute which may arise in future. But if any legal dispute arises, a software
development agreement illustrates what the parties’ terms and conditions were
to sort it out. To have an agreement, we do not need any lawyer to draft the
agreement because it is fairly a straightforward document. These agreement
includes things related to:
•Project Steps Agreements: It says how to organize the
agreement into steps of work throughout the project. It also specify the
finished product of each step and the amount to be paid once that finished
software product is delivered.
•Software Specifications Agreements: This is the most
important agreement among all. It is like a blueprint, acting as an
illustration of what will be created and as a guide to help determine the
satisfaction of the end product.
•Payment Arrangements: This include methods of payment in
a software development. It avoids any dispute over payment later on.
•Copyright Ownership Agreements: This agreement is about,
who will have the rights to own the software. This often leads to deal
cancellation or major disputes if the parties’ do not cooperate.
•Background Technology Ownership Agreement: This
agreement refers to data, various development tools, and materials which
the developers use that may end up in the final product. If the copyright
ownership of the software is given to the client, the client will end up owning
the background technology that was used to develop that software. In such situation, developers must
include a provision in the software development agreement that states that the
developer retains all ownership rights of the background technology. In
addition to this provision, the developer should give the client the license to
use the background technology.
•Warranty Agreement: This agreement tells what warranty
the developer is going to give on the end product and if the end product is not
like what it was promised to be, then the developers have to fix it and
accordingly have to give maintenance facility to the client as and when
required with a specified time period.
•Dispute Resolution Agreement: This agreement explains
how any disputes between the two parties will be settled. It is an absolutely
important provision without which no contract should be signed.
Organizational Culture in Software Development
“If you get the culture right most of the other stuff will just
take care of itself. “ – Tony Hsieh. Organizational culture depicts values and
beliefs which are an integral part of what an individual chooses to see and
absorb. It consists of shared perception of reality, regarding
how things should be. The willingness and condition for knowledge sharing with
the team member of the organization is determined by the community and group
Hence, Knowledge sharing and knowledge, are inseparable from
enterprise culture. The interface for culture is social interaction, the web of
communications that constitute a community. Corporate culture can also
be explained in terms of both its causes and effects. Using results perceptive,
culture can be stated as a manifested patterns of behavior, consistent
behavioral patterns observed across a collection of individuals or “the way we
do things around here.” So, culture describes consistent ways in which people
perform tasks, solve problems, and resolve conflicts, treat customers and
employees, and so on.
In software development, culture is defined as a set of
mechanisms such as informal values, norms, and beliefs that control how
individual and group of individuals in an organization communicate with each
other and people outside the organization.
Organizational culture is categorized into four types: Communal,
Networked, Mercenary and fragmented. Communal culture give its member a sense
of belongingness, through it also is task-driven. Leaders of this culture are
basically very charismatic and inspiring. The main disadvantage here is
that they often exert too much influence and other members are rarely
In networked culture, members are treated as friends and family.
People closely connect with each other and love each other. They are
always willing to help each other and share information. The
disadvantage with this system is that individuals are so kind to each other
that they are reluctant to point out and criticize the poor performance.
Mercenary culture focuses on strict goals. Members are expected
to meet the objectives and complete their task quickly. Since everybody
is focused on achieving deadlines and objectives, there is no scope
for political clashes. The disadvantage here is that those with poor
performance may not be traded in a good manner.
In Fragmented culture, the sense of belongingness and
identification with the organization is usually not very strong. The
individualists comprise the organizations, and their commitment is
first towards individual members and task work. Here the disadvantage is that
there is a lack of coordination and cooperation within the team and
Software Development Guidelines
On an average it is a known fact that over 80% of software
development projects are unsuccessful due to the reasons like under budget,
late completion, missing function, or a combination. Additionally, software
projects using modern technologies such as Java, J2EE, XML, and web services
are no exception to this rule. Thus, we have described few guidelines for
improving the success of your software development projects.
Guidelines are as follow:
1.Recruit skilled and experienced people : In today’s environment
having a team of skilled members is very important because the inexperienced
people, at best produce only mediocre results, and in most cases, they fails to
deliver a good project management and the best way to apply new technologies.
An excellent Technical lead, project manager and architect provide joint
leadership of the project. They set the platform of the project and have a vast
impact on its ultimate success. But this does not mean that, poor performers
should not be given a chance. They need constant attention and usually need to
be motivated time to time to do well and shine the opportunity.
2.Use leading edge technology: Use of technologies such as J2EE
and the WebSphere product family for development process have had huge impacts
on the way the company did business. It is important to use a leading edge
technology because it helps in gaining a distinct advantage over competition.
The risk with these technologies is that, you need to have excellent people to
work on such projects. Thus the use of these technology will result in a better
3.Provide the right tools: Each and every software development
project needs the appropriate tools that provide productivity aids for the
team. These tools are nothing but the right hardware, design and, programming,
etc. Providing these tools are worthwhile as these give higher return as
compared to the investment. Use of latest and fastest PCs for development and
appropriate test environment ensures quality, user acceptance and deployment
4.Time estimating techniques: It is very much important to
estimate the time in which a software project development is going to complete.
Without an accurate schedule estimate, there is no foundation for effective
planning. Since software product development is a process of gradual
refinement and so it is with estimation. It becomes more and more precise as
the project progresses. It is also important not to include too much schedule
compression because there may be a point when the team cannot achieve the tight
schedule and in the end, will miss it by a wide margin.
There are many more guidelines that must be followed during the
software project development which we will discuss later.
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into the self-made NASSCOM Member:
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membership for The National Association of code and Services corporations (NASSCOM).
Now, being a member of NASSCOM family has without doubt increased the company’s
skilled stature, quality of service provision and has created its purchasers
have faith in its superior service even over before.
The company has adult by leaps and sure within the past few
years because it has evidenced its ascendance and diligence in its own field of
business, that embody knowledge Management, info Technology support, code
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service quality has been completely and strictly evaluated by NASSCOM, that is
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The later has therefore commissioned Futurism for its economical
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QUALITY & RELIABILITY IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Programming quality is imperative, particularly for business and
framework programming like Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and Linux. On
the off chance that product is defective (carriage), it can erase a man's work,
crash the PC and do other startling things. Shortcomings and blunders are
called "bugs" which are regularly found amid alpha and beta testing.
Programming is frequently likewise a casualty to what is known as programming
maturing, the dynamic execution debasement coming about because of a blend of
Numerous bugs are found and wiped out (repaired) through
programming testing. Then again, programming testing infrequently—if at any
time—dispenses with each bug; a few software engineers say that "each
system has no less than one more bug" (Lubarsky's Law). In the waterfall
technique for programming improvement, separate testing groups are normally
utilized, however in more up to date approaches, by and large termed
coordinated programming advancement, designers frequently do all their own
testing, and exhibit the product to clients/customers consistently to acquire
criticism. Programming can be tried through unit testing, relapse testing and
different techniques, which are done physically, or most normally, naturally,
since the measure of code to be tried can be entirely vast. Case in point, NASA
has to a great degree thorough programming testing methodology for some working
frameworks and correspondence capacities. Numerous NASA-based operations
collaborate and recognize one another through charge programs. This empowers
numerous individuals who work at NASA to check and assess utilitarian
frameworks by and large. Programs containing summon programming empower
equipment designing and framework operations to capacity much simpler
Describe the present task and its surroundings concerning models
and measurements. Set quantifiable objectives for fruitful task execution and
change. Pick the suitable procedure show and supporting routines and
apparatuses for this undertaking. Execute the procedures, develop the items,
collect, validate, and dissect the information to give continuous input to
remedial activity. Investigate the information to assess the present practices,
decide issues, record discoveries, and make proposals for future task changes.
Bundle the involvement as upgraded and refined models and different types of
organized information picked up from this and earlier undertakings and spare it
in an affair base to be reused on future tasks.
The IEEE characterizes dependability as "The capacity of a
framework or segment to perform its required capacities under expressed
conditions for a predefined timeframe." To most venture and programming
advancement administrators, unwavering quality is likened to rightness, that is,
they hope to testing and the quantity of "bugs" discovered and
settled. While discovering and altering bugs found in testing is important to
guarantee unwavering quality, a superior path is to add to a strong, amazing
item through the greater part of the phases of the product lifecycle. That
is, the dependability of the conveyed code is identified with the
nature of the greater part of the procedures and results of programming
advancement; the necessities documentation, the code, test arranges, and
Programming unwavering quality is not also characterized as
equipment dependability, but rather the Software Assurance Technology Center
(SATC) at NASA is endeavoring to distinguish and apply
measurements to programming items that advance and evaluate dependability. This
paper examines how NASA ventures, in conjunction with the SATC, are
applying programming measurements to enhance the quality and unwavering quality
of programming items. Dependability is a by-result of value, and programming
quality can be measured.
Interpersonal Skills in software development: Getting Results
“You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get Results
by focusing on the actions that produce results. “- Mike Hawkins.
Interpersonal skills are best practiced to see results right away. A good
professional always stick to his goals and objectives to produce fast results.
Today’s result oriented world emphasize a lot of focus on achieving goals,
setting targets and meeting deadlines. While that is crucial in today’s world,
we will do good to remember that any relationship- be it personal or
professional – owes its existence and value equally on the other person. No
relationship can be a lasting one of the other person is not being taken into
In software development, there is a tendency to be
self-centered when we ae eager to get good results out of a deal, but we should
have the same eagerness towards meeting people too. Respecting people and their
personal boundaries is a good way to give them respect. Over-eager
calls on weekends and excessive mailing are only two examples of many
ways we can easily tip to the other side of ambition. So if we focus on result
we never change, but if we focus on change we will get results.
Always try to master the art of making requests, and not
commanding people to meet our demands even if we are a supervisor, or the boss. The
ones who obey us when we shout at them do it out of fear. In other
words, we could say that they are respecting the designation, not us. So, polite
talking and respectfully presenting a point are not only easier than bossing
over individuals, they also produce an amiable environment where the employees
work out of a genuine sense of passion, as compared to sense of fear or
So, always remember that software
development business is not numbers. Numbers are only the end result of a
successful network of happy customers, satisfied employees, enthusiastic
co-workers, and a balanced lifestyle. It is impossible to know what a person
wants unless there is a conversation with him. The golden rule is to ask.
Healthy relationships are built on healthy communications. Most important part
is to maintain the same relation over the long period of time.
“While you are still waiting to find an easy way or
a perfect time, some else is already getting results because they decided
making progress is more important than making excuses. “