Category Archives: Due Diligence

Important Items for Doing Your Technology Due Diligence

The Reputable Salesperson Versus the Tech Advisor

Vendors and consulting companies selling systems or projects are there to win the sale.  Reputable salespeople do adhere to ethical standards.  They won’t sell you an $80,000 system when they know that one for $15,000 will do the job.  They … Continue reading

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Are You Really Getting Your Money’s Worth?

In software systems, as in many other areas of business and life, there is the old maxim, “You get what you pay for.”  This maxim wisely advises us not to “cheap out” – to try to get by with less … Continue reading

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System Questions for Due Diligence

When you are planning an important software system, even in the early stages — and especially in the stages before you talk with consultants and vendors, you should ask some serious questions about what you are trying to do.  Do you really have a … Continue reading

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The Due Diligence Checklist (Part 4)

Backed Into a Corner?  Think Again… Sometimes managers and business leaders feel like they have been backed into a corner.  Things are not the way they like, but they don’t believe they can do anything about it – perhaps due … Continue reading

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The Due Diligence Checklist (Part 3)

Don’t Overestimate the Flow of Information Up to Management. We know what rolls downhill, but in organizations information does not roll uphill easily.  As a business leader, there may be many things you don’t see and are not even aware of … Continue reading

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The Due Diligence Checklist (Part 2)

Don’t Design By Consensus. Building consensus in a project is important because it gets people on the same page and ensures that they will be ready to participate and contribute.  Recalcitrant individuals and groups can damage a project.  This can … Continue reading

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The Due Diligence Checklist for Software Projects (Part 1)

Tech Advisors are first and foremost about due diligence.  They can support organizations in doing their due diligence at several different points in a software project.  Here is a checklist to help organizations do their own due diligence.  The detailed … Continue reading

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