Top Five Red Flags of Software Development

37Signals is a small software firm based in Chicago with over 100,000 users of their four web-based applications. With their mantra of simplicity and downright infectious design, they’ve become an example for small software companies on how to set yourself apart from your competition.

Their blog, Signal vs. Noise, is read daily by over 10,000 readers (I’m one of them), and they recently put together a somewhat insightful list of the Top 5 Red Flags of Software Development.

Although I wouldn’t necessarily agree these are the top 5, they are certainly common and dangerous.

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#1 David Starr on 11.21.05 at 5:04 am

Actually, I think several of them are quite reasonable. After all, late breaking features added to our products are competitive advantages. If your customer values change, why not just create an environment of product environment that enables it. Like, oh I dunno, Agile development?