2 years, 1 month ago

“Who” Creates Risk

Costello: Well then who’s on first? Abbott: Yes. Costello: I mean the fellow’s name. Abbott: Who. Costello: The guy on first. Abbott: Who. Costello: The first baseman. Abbott: Who. Costello: The guy playing… Abbott: Who is on first! Today’s blog is triggered by the entry authored by my friend and colleague, Ben Sommer, reflecting on […]

4 years, 7 months ago

“Make it Work Like Our Current System” and Other Requirement Pitfalls

This is the final article in in the series for implementing “Custom Off The Shelf” (COTS) solutions; a follow up to our Buy vs. Build Your Software  and “Off the Shelf” Implementation Pitfalls articles. In this we want to address requirement approaches that are sometimes proposed, but rarely successful in such an implementation. In an […]

4 years, 9 months ago

“Off the Shelf” Software Implementation Pitfalls

This is the long-awaiting (or at least long-promised) article on implementing “bought” products; a follow up to our Buy vs. Build Your Software article.  Many large organizations rely heavily on external vendors for large scale software implementations of “Off the Shelf” packages – very frequently modified for competitive advantage and/or to align with internal business […]