American CTO

Bryan Murdaugh is the software-tech oriented co-founder of Fivable, LLC, a software development firm. He manages business tech stacks, human behavior, and all of the tiny transactions, communications, and nonsense that happen in-between.

American CTO

Bryan Murdaugh is the software-tech oriented co-founder of Fivable, LLC, a software development firm. He manages business tech stacks, human behavior, and all of the tiny transactions, communications, and nonsense that happen in-between.

CTO Intelligence
Dark Times
Hello Darkness My Old Friend After daily standup, most mornings from 9:30-11:30 the Fivable office enters dark times. It’s a grim-sounding name, but an exceedingly valuable practice. The rules are… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
How to Commission a Software Project: Conclusion
This is the final article in the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. Shipping Your Software Project If you’ve read my other eleven other articles on How to Commission… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Native: Part 11 of How to Commission a Software Project
This article about native software is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. In the web-oriented world we live in, native apps have waned in popularity (at… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Platforms: Part 10 of How to Commission a Software Project
This platform article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. What is a platform? For the purposes of this article, I’ll use the term “platform” to… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Budget: Part 9 of How to Commission a Software Project
This budget article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. The Bad News I can’t tell you how much it will cost to develop your software… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Your First 3 Versions: Part 8 of How to Commission a Software Project
Your First 3 Versions is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” article series. Your first version Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn said “if you’re not embarrassed… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Security: Part 7 of How to Commission a Software Project
This security article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. When I wrote about infrastructure I urged readers to find an expert specifically for security. I… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Reporting: Part 6 of How to Commission a Software Project
This reporting article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. At some point you will stand over a developer’s shoulder, neck-deep in a forensic exercise trying… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Databases: Part 5 of How to Commission a Software Project
This database article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. Databases are Changing Network computing is at the edge of a strange epoch. Database architecture is… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Source Control: Part 4 of How to Commission a Software Project
This source control article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. Source Control as Pain True story: In my college days I almost walked out of… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Infrastructure: Part 3 of How to Commission a Software Project
This infrastructure article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. The Trap of Underestimating Infrastructure It’s incredibly easy to underestimate the infrastructure robustness required to run… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Testing: Part 2 of How To Commission a Software Project
This testing article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. Formal testing must be part of your software development process. There are a few non-negotiables and… Read More
How to Commission a Software Project
Requirements Gathering: Part 1 of How To Commission a Software Project
This requirements gathering article is part of the “How to Commission a Software Project” series. Why Document Requirements? It is absolutely necessary that your project start with requirements gathering. For… Read More

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