New book on enterprise software selection...

Organizations have been buying enterprise software for decades, but the new software seldom meets expectations. In this book, I examine what goes wrong, why it happens and offer actionable advice on how to solve the problem.

Many people have asked when the book will be published. The book is now complete and is being edited. We plan to make it available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and that will probably happen sometime in October.

Chris Doig, Author
Last updated September 25, 2017


Rethinking Enterprise Software Selection

Stop buying square pegs for round holes


Table of Contents

  Introduction 4
Chapter 1 The software purchasing problem 8
Chapter 2 The benefits of best-fit software 21
Chapter 3 Software selection risks & mitigation 39
Chapter 4 Software strategy 72
Chapter 5 Select software for value, not price 80
Chapter 6 Why selecting software is so difficult 104
Chapter 7 Project management 115
Chapter 8 Software selection toolbox 150
Chapter 9  Requirements 161
Chapter 10 Evaluation 203
Chapter 11 Selection & purchase 236
Chapter 12 Post purchase 262
  Conclusion 269
Appendix A Questions for software selection consultants 270
Appendix B Software demo feedback 277
Appendix C Questions for software references 280
  Glossary of terms 289
  References 297
  Table of Figures 298
  Index 299