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. This page shows the current status of the book. Once the text is complete the publishing process takes another 3 months and then we plan to make it available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

Chris Doig, Author


Rethinking Enterprise Software Selection

Stop buying square pegs for round holes


Table of Contents

    Page Status
  Introduction 3  
Chapter 1 The software purchasing problem 6 First draft
Chapter 2 The benefits of best-fit software 23 First draft
Chapter 3 Major software purchase triggers 33 First draft
Chapter 4 Software selection risks & mitigation 49 First draft
Chapter 5 Select software for value, not price 82 First draft
Chapter 6 Why selecting software is so difficult 104 First draft
Chapter 7 Software selection toolbox 120  
Chapter 8 Answering the architectural questions 132  
Chapter 9 Project management 137  
Chapter 10  Requirements 155 First draft
Chapter 11 Evaluation 192 First draft
Chapter 12 Selection 215 Working
Chapter 13 Post purchase 233  
Chapter 14 Taking it further 238  
  Glossary of terms 248  
  References 254  
  Index 255