Software Engineering: Software engineering is an engineering branch associated with the development of software products using well-defined scientific principles, methods, and procedures. The outcome of software engineering is an efficient and reliable software product.
You will get this definition when you Google “Software Engineering”.
Basically, Software Engineering is a set of principles, methodologies, procedures that we use while building any type of software product.
In a world where technology is the main highlight of everything, if you forget to apply software engineering principles in your product, then it feels like your product has to struggle a lot to create a market fit into this technical era.
Building a product without applying concepts of software engineering is like a newborn baby is going to die in a few days or rarely in a few weeks.
There are so many live examples we see every day in which some startup’s product failure reason was “Team hadn’t understood of SE”.
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The common Reasons behind failures in these references you will see is like
- Unrealistic or unarticulated project goals
- Inaccurate estimates of needed resources
- Badly defined system requirements
- Poor reporting of the project’s status
- Unmanaged risks
- Poor communication among customers, developers, and users
- Use of immature technology
- Inability to handle the project’s complexity
- Poor project management
- Stakeholder politics
- Commercial pressures
If someone from your team has at least a basic understanding of the power of software engineering, you will never skip that because that’s the actual soul of your software product, if you will skip applying those principles, methodologies, you are obviously going to regret it.
Above mentioned reasons should be your reason behind a failed software product.
The early we understood this, the better future our product will be able to see.
In the upcoming blog, we will explore “What’s the magic Software Engineering actually have that help software product to become a marketable product?”
Thanks for being with me.
By Anshu Kumar Shandilya