The big idea. It’s finally arrived – the one you’ve been waiting for, the software product that’s going to make you a fortune, win you fame, take you to the very top! Whoah. Hold on a second. Breeeeeeathe. Now put down those imaginary millions, step away from that yacht, and ask yourself this: “Where do I go from here?”.
Those six little words are likely to throw up infinitely more questions than answers, or at least they should. Having a great software idea is only the beginning, a defining moment, yes, but one that as yet offers only promise. Taking it through the trials and tribulations of researching, planning, development, testing and deployment is a whole different ball game, and not one
that everyone wins. The road to success is littered with those who have seen their killer ideas go from the drawing board to the scrap heap.