Skills and management

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A software development process is a structure imposed on the development of a software product that requires critical technical skills. Synonyms include software life cycle and software process. There are several models for such processes, each describing approaches to a variety of tasks or activities that take place during the process (Wikipedia).

The most important task in creating a software product is extracting the requirements. Developers as well as customers typically have an abstract idea of what they want as an end result, but not what the software should do. Incomplete, ambiguous, or even contradictory requirements are recognized by skilled and experienced software engineers. Frequently demonstrating live code and an in depth understanding of technical and interpersonal skills, may help reduce the risk that the requirements are incorrect. We will discuss the relationship between the two disciplines as well as their relevance with each other.

As a business owner, or team manager, there is a critical need to manage information that is essential to a standard operating procedure.

The ability to handle the overwhelming amount of data and information that goes through a company every day could be a key factor in whether a business fails or succeeds.

The system in which we collect and use this information is called an Information System (IS). An IS is used in financial accounting, managerial accounting, workers, and payroll. Information Systems allow businesses to keep track of orders from the time they are received to when they are delivered as well as keeping track of customer information, and supplies ordered. However, this entire aforementioned process would be useless without technical and interpersonal (people) skills. Both echelons of these skills are equally important for the reason that software developer(s) must know how to procure and create Skills 3the desired outcome, but also have the...