Building Software Product: Why You Should Integrate Creative & Strategic Thinking Process

Building Software Product: Why You Should Integrate Creative & Strategic Thinking Process

The last few decades have revolutionized the way we communicate, exchange information and consume media while simultaneously creating thousands of jobs.

There are a commendable number of new technological marvels on the horizon, nowadays smart home tech is gaining popularity among masses, machine learning has also taken some quantum leaps and it won’t be long before machine learning becomes the new normal.

Human exclusive tasks are also being gradually replaced by robots i.e. productivity in white collars job will increase exponentially. The dynamic structure of software services has also changed over time.

Nowadays SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), DaaS (Data as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaMD (Software as a Medical Device) are one of the favored models in the market i.e. host applications are available to the customer over the internet.

Even the effect of software on the safety and performance of medical devices has changed with the availability of SaMD. Virtualization has become the new frontier and Desktop as a service is gaining space among big enterprises.

Why Do We Need Strategic + Creative Thinking?

When building a software product, the importance of strategic thinking cannot be stressed enough, organizations which fail to think strategically often end up frustrated and in the need of multiple reorganizations.

Strategic thinking serves as a tool which lends an organization foresight and insight needed to succeed in the long term.

Creativity provides the wireframe of your software the necessary ‘X’ factor needed for your product to capture the market, it helps in visualizing, interpreting and scanning the market and then innovating according to the competitive advantage.

While wireframes encourage experimentation and promote innovation they are the very foundation of a good design.

Wireframe should also take the strategic function of the software under its purview i.e navigation labels and functionality such as drop-down menu and animation should be considered while drawing a wireframe.

Different elements to be included in wire frame that works in sync with strategic function of software are-

  • Rules for showing different information
  • How different buttons and modules are placed
  • Fluidity and less formalized methodology

Is Your Software Ready?

Constantly changing scenarios in the software industry give way too many problems for the software so is your software ready to face problems.

Development of high quality and reliable software includes thorough testing and this consumes the majority of the resources, methods employed for developing small and medium scale products do not work for complex systems.

One of the problems faced is the development of software which doesn’t meet the user requirement also a considerable amount of time is spent on informal communications which ultimately delays the completion of the project.

Change Is Constant

There are various products that are SaaS model and are very popular worldwide. It includes Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, etc.

Google Drive and Dropbox has received accolades globally but it keeps on changing its script, user interface and function according to the performance of the dynamic system.

Originally the coding suit of the award-winning note taking app Evernote was C# but it was later changed to C++ to improve performance which teaches us that change is inevitable and necessary for improvement.

Final Takeaway

It is of paramount importance to keep us with current technologies and methodologies in this ever-changing world of software development.

It doesn’t really matter which script you use it but it does matter that it offers a quick and easy tool at hand. Embracing the paradigm shift that gave birth to various helpful tools is the key, being familiar with NoSQL solutions like MongoDB can help you cover that extra mile when traditional DBs reach their limits at scaling and performance.

Finally, don’t be afraid to fail and have a strong belief in your product and if you survive through the initial hiccups and give it your best shot, you might build the next big thing.