A recent conversation with a respected software entrepreneur resulted in the following question: “How do you convince companies of the benefits of software prototyping?” and it’s a good question.
The difficulty is, in my experience, that many companies – or should I be more specific and say project managers within companies – don’t really understand that although adding a prototyping phase to a project is another step to think about and manage, it’s one that generally has a positive influence on the whole project lifecycle.
So, what obstacles have you faced when trying to argue the case for using software prototyping in your company? How did that go? Do you have any tips or tried’n’tested persuasions that the rest of us might find useful?
This is open to you – we all know the benefits, we’ve all seen how it works for us, but how do we convince those ‘pointy-haired bosses’ that, actually, you know, prototyping is a really good thing