Venturing into the world of software development can be daunting, especially when it’s not your primary area of expertise. But with the right guidance, accountants and accounting firms can leverage software to significantly grow their business and enhance their service offerings. This session aims to demystify the software industry, enabling you to make informed and strategic decisions about software ventures without unnecessary expenditure or costly missteps.
We’ll walk you through the entire journey, starting with validating your software idea, choosing the right technology stack, and understanding the legal landscape, including licensing and patents. We’ll discuss how to build a strong team, design with the user in mind, and navigate the crucial areas of security, quality assurance, and maintenance. Not forgetting the all-important financial aspects, we’ll also cover budgeting and financing your software project. This comprehensive overview is designed to empower you with the knowledge you need to confidently navigate the complex landscape of software development, avoiding common pitfalls and maximizing your return on investment.
- Understand the Software Industry: Gain a broad understanding of the current state of the software industry, including key trends and future projections.
- Validate Their Ideas: Learn how to validate software ideas through market research, competitor analysis, and early customer feedback.
- Choose the Right Technology: Understand different technology stacks and how to choose the right one for their software project.
- Learn About Development Methodologies: Be able to distinguish between different software development methodologies and know how to choose the most suitable one for their project.
- Assemble a Team: Learn about the key considerations when assembling a team for software development, including hiring and managing remote teams.
- Balance User and Business Needs: Understand the importance of UX/UI design and how to balance user needs with business requirements.
- Incorporate Security Measures: Understand the importance of integrating security considerations from the early stages of software development.
- Navigate Legal Aspects: Gain knowledge about software licensing, patents, other intellectual property rights, and key legal considerations in software development.
- Implement Quality Assurance: Understand the role of quality assurance in software development, and learn about different testing methodologies.
- Plan for Maintenance and Updates: Understand the importance of ongoing maintenance and updates after the software product has been launched.
- Manage Budget and Finance: Learn how to create a budget for a software development project, seek funding, and manage costs.
These learning outcomes are designed to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the software development process, enabling them to make informed decisions and avoid common pitfalls.
Relevant to financial services, accounting, legal and other professional service businesses.
You will also be provided with
- A PDF of the presenter’s PowerPoint.
- Access to the subsequent e-Learning including transcript, CPD Quiz and webinar recording which can be viewed multiple times.
- Any Supporting Documentation.
- A CPD Certificate if you attend more than 80% of the live session.