Starting any software project can be daunting. GIS in particular presents many confusing choices. With this in mind we have just written a free guide: Web and Mobile GIS Projects from Idea to Reality in 3 Easy Steps, which should help kick start your Web or mobile GIS project:
In the guide we discuss project preparation and planning; data and preparation, GIS servers and platforms, focused Web apps, native versus hybrid GIS apps, design. We also cover project development and GIS integration using cloud technology.
This is a comprehensive step by step guide which should help you fast track your GIS project: from idea to reality!