Most articles about the pitfalls of software implementation projects highlight the mistakes made during implementation. Examples include poor project management, scope creep, uncommitted users, or lack of an executive sponsor. All of these areas of focus are valid, but often we forget that before starting the implementation, somehow we had to choose a package and sign a contract.
evaluation and selection process
meets one''s needs The evaluation and selection process gets little attention from management. There is a propensity to just pick one package and move on. So what? Given these factors, attempting to select the right (best-fit) package that meets the needs of both management and business users is extremely difficult, if not impossible. Most articles about the pitfalls of implementation projects highlight the mistakes made DURING implementation. Examples include poor project management, scope creep, uncommit