Choosing tech for the enterprise, like you work on The Enterprise

Parent Track: 
Project Management and Consulting

Vetting, selecting and implementing enterprise IT solutions can be a daunting task; but it doesn’t have to be! With the right planning, research, and methodology, you and your organization can explore strange new worlds--from Drupal to hosting to your own corporate procurement process--with composure and confidence. In this session, we’ll discuss a practical approach that ensures you’ll find the right tech, at the right time, for the right budget, and boldly go where your IT org has never gone before.

Topics include:

  • Requirements analysis
  • Identifying and working within constraints
  • Market research
  • Technical bake-offs
  • Vendor selection and management
  • Implementation planning
  • Support and maintenance

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Gather, define, rank, and prioritize functional requirements for the purchase of enterprise technology, both within and across stakeholder groups
  • Identify appropriate potential technology solutions, critically evaluate those solutions, and propose a top choice with confidence and consensus
  • Manage and select vendors, and plan for successful implementation and maintenance phases