Summa Coding – Time Tracking

App Designer Lehi, App Development Companies, Blog, Steve Moon, Web Development Services Utah
“The act of attaching task and time entries opens up a whole new world of transparency and accountability for what is happening with a project.” To improve the app development process, we recently went live with the alpha version of the time tracking module of Summa Coding.  We are currently using Asana for our project management and we use the Kanban methodology (a visual workflow) to manage tasks. A Summa-Kanban Board is under development that will replace Asana eventually but, for now we use custom fields in Asana to start gathering more metrics.  Each task that has been entered into Asana must be estimated and approved. We then use custom fields to help add estimated hours, complexity, categorize the task and include the source. Categories for task include things like…
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How Technology Growth Transforms The World We Live In

App Designer Lehi, App Development Companies, Blog, Steve Moon, Web Development Services Utah
Clever Coding's CEO, Steven Moon, gives insight on how the world's living standards are tied to technologyDespite the doom and gloom of the media, the world is progressing at a rapid pace. The advances in quality of life across the globe over the last 200 hundred years has been nothing short of amazing.  I recently read Steven Pinker’s book Enlightenment Now.  The facts and statistics he lays out in his book are eye opening. In 1800, no country in the world had a life expectancy greater than 40 years. In 2015, the global average was up to 71 years. (1)  In 1800, 95% of the world lived in extreme poverty living on less than the equivalent of $1.90 a day. Today less than 10% of the world lives in extreme…
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Why app development projects go over budget and take forever to complete

Steve Moon
A common stereotype of software development projects is that they are going to go over budget and not be done on time. This stereotype is well earned as a significant amount of projects do go over budget and take longer than expected. The million dollar question is why? I think it boils down to a few factors depending on who you partner with to do the development work. Below are the top factors I have found to cause budget overruns and missed deadlines. The software development company knowingly underestimates the project The software development company is incompetent to do the project The person putting together the estimate is too optimistic The project isn’t scoped out properly The client changes direction frequently Scope creep Estimating Software is very hard to do…
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Building the future of App Development

Steve Moon
Introducing Our CEO - Steve Moon This is Steve Moon, the Founder and CEO of Clever Coding. As a quick intro, I went to Brigham Young University and received a degree in Computer Science. I worked at BYU for 7 years in the IT department as a developer and team leader. After BYU I worked for a year and a half as a consultant helping Universities with their HR systems. In 2008, when Apple opened up the App Store to third party developers, I created one of the first 2000 apps on the Apple App Store. Shortly afterwards I founded Clever Coding. 2018 marks Clever Coding's 10 year anniversary of developing mobile and web apps for clients all over the world. Topics to Explore I have learned a lot over…
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