Tag Archives: Software Engineering

Oct 19

Outsourcing vs In-house dilemma: Is Software Outsourcing right for your business?

For small and midsize companies, outsourcing vs in-house development many a time becomes a million dollar question. There is a constant tussle in making a choice between these two options. We think of various general factors such as cost effectiveness, capability, timely delivery etc which often lead to a prejudice state and decisions are made on pre-conceived notions. However in order to take a rational decision, it requires an objective analysis which includes quantification of risks, cost, time and value generation. 6 questions to ask before outsourcing software development Before making this crucial decision it is important to answer the ...

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Jan 29

Test Automation: A way to get Success

Many organizations say that Test Automation rarely lives up to the expectations. I meet people who claim that it is too expensive or it doesn’t work. My experience with it has been different. I want to share my experience with those who haven’t really discovered the way to get success with Test Automation projects. Be Realistic Set realistic goals for automation. Not everything should and can be automated, don’t make any false promises or set wrong expectations which leads to frustration. Measure Come up with the right ROI to measure success of automation. Identify Tool Perform application POC with different ...

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Dec 03

CAPWAP for Inter WLAN Controller Communications

CAPWAP networking protocol (RFC #5415) protocol as all Wi-Fi engineers would know is a widely used networking protocol that enables a central WLAN controller to manage a collection of Wireless Access Points, and most of the WLAN industry is using the CAPWAP in their solutions the same way. However, if we see little more into the CAPWAP semantics, CAPWAP networking protocol is designed very flexibly, and can be leveraged advantageously in multiple wireless scenarios and deployments. One such deployment scenario, I can think of is selective data path forwarding from an edge WLAN controller to a remote WLAN controller. But, ...

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Nov 19

A big part of meeting customer expectation is – NO SURPRISES

Surprise leads to dissatisfaction. This leads to the lowering of expectations. If the expectations dip so low that the value created by the vendor does not justify the cost, then that is the end of the customer-vendor relationship. Success in any customer engagement comes down to No SURPRISES in software engineering. The surprise can occur at any stage of customer engagement. For starters, there is a sticker shock when the vendor delivers the proposal. A meeting describing the functions and schedules is in order, before the vendor submits the proposal. This can also be discussed in initial introductory meetings. Once ...

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