The Challenges of Selecting Enterprise Software is the latest article from Chris Vandersluis, who writes " From the Trenches: Deploying the EPM Solution in the Real World," an ongoing feature on the Project Server 2007 TechCenter on Microsoft TechNet.  This article describes some flaws in the typical way that most companies select enterprise software, and it provides some insight on other methods and considerations. 

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For those who are new to the "From the Trenches" column, Chris writes articles pulling from his more than two decades of experience in the field working with companies trying to improve how they manage projects and implementing systems that do this.  He has an excellent writing style, and has written articles for many different publications.  Check out Chris's other articles in the series, including:

Here is some additional information about Chris:

Chris Vandersluis is the president and founder of Montreal, Canada–based HMS Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. He has an economics degree from McGill University and over 24 years experience in the automation of project control systems. He is a long-standing member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and helped found the Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec chapters of the Microsoft Project Association (MPA) users group. Publications for which Chris has written include Fortune, Heavy Construction News, Computing Canada magazine, and PMI’s PMNetwork, and he is a regular columnist for Project Times. He teaches Advanced Project Management at McGill University and often speaks at project management association functions across North America and around the world. HMS Software is the publisher of the TimeControl project-oriented timekeeping system and has been a Microsoft Project Solution Partner since 1995. Chris Vandersluis can be contacted by e-mail at: chrisv@hmssoftware.ca 

 

If you would like to read more EPM-related articles by Chris Vandersluis, see HMS’s EPM Guidance site.