On Fri, 2002-07-12 at 04:56, Alex Martelli wrote:
> > No project like this should be worked on for three man-years> > before its first release, at least not in this day and age!> > Yep, but getting customers interested enough to be willing> to invest manpower is not a trivial problem. Getting customers> directly involved is the #1 advantage of Agile approaches and> also the hardest one to make into reality.
Yes -- if you are making a tax application, it probably isn't the first
time you've worked in that domain -- someone has connections to some
preparers (or whoever your potential audience is). Finding just one or
two sympathetic customers, and working with them early on, will make
your application much more useful. You'll be able to develop a much
better user interface if you have feedback, and the features will be
targeted at real users and their real needs, not on your speculation of
what they need.