Exploring Your Tool and Application Options

In the last few years, I have often found myself researching application options and tools a customer is interested in.  This usually starts with a suggested tool or two that they like (or have a few specific dislikes).  Then I am asked to see what is available that is similar but better.  The fruits of those little projects are a good start for this article and will likely surprise you. A Target-Rich Environment The first thing that jumps out at me …

Incremental vs. All-in Change and Enhancement Strategies

Sooner or later we have to consider how to change our systems.  This situation can come from growth in business, changes in technology (or requirements), or systems that have aged poorly.  When we reach the point of deciding on a move we often have to decide on the incremental vs. all-in approach to achieve our goal.  There are times when one choice or the other is obvious.  However, I have found that we almost always have both of these options available.  …

A mentoring presentation on creating an effective RFP process and documents. (AKA RFP tutorial)

I decided to go over lessons learned from my experience with several RFP projects over the last few years.  I learned a lot from an excellent mentor and have added my own touches to create a process and documents that have been highly effective in a broad range of situations.  This provides a form of RFP tutorial that is highly recommended for anyone going through one for the first time.

You can find it here: https://youtu.be/dx8vlSoUXs0