Author: Jeff Francis

Jeff Francis is a veteran entrepreneur and co-founder of Dallas-based digital product studio ENO8. Jeff and his business partner, Rishi Khanna, created ENO8 to empower companies of all sizes to design, develop and deliver innovative, impactful digital products. With more than 18 years working with early-stage startups, Jeff has a passion for creating and growing new businesses from the ground up, and has honed a unique ability to assist companies with aligning their technology product initiatives with real business outcomes.

Your Software Launched, But is it Successful? 8 Questions to Ask.

It’s easy to say that software must meet the users’ needs. Developing lovable software is a lot more challenging. It can take months of planning and development, thousands of lines of code, and many different features. But have you created something worthy of being called successful software? Here is how...

Can Your IT Project Name Help You?

Even the smallest aspects of a software project can help you go a long way. For example, the project’s name. Your project’s name isn’t typically a priority when it comes to a stakeholder’s decision. However, in some instances, it could just be the winning factor that seals the deal. Does...

9 Software Startup Founder Quotes that Inspire

Thinking of launching a software startup? Heed this advice from successful software startup founders who have paved the way!

5 Software Developer Red Flags to Watch Out For

If you know what to look for, you can spot a shoddy developer early on. Learn how to recognize software developer red flags!

Is Your Software Idea a Product or a Feature?

A feature is short-lived and easily absorbed by competitors. A product can stand alone and can weather copycats. Is your software idea a product or a feature?

5 Reasons to Press Pause on a Software Development Project

Remember the Staples “EASY” button? We like to joke that during the software design and development process, there should be a similar button handy. Except instead of saying EASY, it would say PAUSE. During software creation, it’s easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. Both the tiny...

Do They Love You? Building a Software MLP

There’s no easy way to say it – most software development standards are far too low. In lean software development (a methodology designed to minimize company waste and maximize customer value), the minimum viable product (MVP) is the goal. Minimum viable product refers to building the app or software such...

Is Your Software Development Timeline Off Track? How to Know.

Software projects, whether built in-house or by a development partner, often run long. Not only does this usually equate to a more expensive product, a delayed project can mean being beaten to market by a competitor. Poor planning that prolongs software development timelines is costly and can be a reason...

Change Your Mindset Before You Build Software in 2022

Minimum viable product is the old way to measure software readiness. This no longer fits the modern software consumer or app user. We suggest you look at software differently - your success depends on it!

Skimp on Software Maintenance? Only If You’re Willing to Pay the Price

Software success is a long game. No app or software product is flashy, anticipated, or popular enough to overcome failure to maintain. Failure to maintain occurs when developers don’t respond to (or predict and prevent) bugs, reported issues, operating system updates, and other things that degrade the user experience. Poor...

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