The Right Way to Select Technology
Get the Real Story on Finding the Best Fit
Why do half of all technology projects fail? A major reason is that organizations often pick the wrong tools, leaving them digitally hamstrung from the start. This book offers a modern alternative to traditional waterfall approaches to selecting technology. You’ll learn a practical, adaptive process that relies on realistic storytelling and hands-on testing to get the best fit for your enterprise.
From the forward
If you’ve picked up Tony and Jarrod’s book, The Right Way to Select Technology, you don’t plan on designing and building a product; you’re looking for a technology. But it turns out that the process of selecting technology for your organization is a lot like designing it yourself. It’s not going to work for you to assemble a wish list of features from within your organization and then select the vendor that says they have more of them than the next guy. You know that the best products aren’t necessarily the ones with the most features. Instead, the best approach is to understand the people in your organization, their work and challenges, and imagine a better future for them using the technology you select. That’s going to take some time and effort.
In The Right Way to Select Technology, Tony and Jarrod lay out a straightforward way of selecting technology successfully. Brace yourself—these authors don’t mince words. They directly expose the traps most organizations fall into, as well as giving straightforward ways to avoid them. This book describes a process from beginning to end in a way that even I can understand.
By working the way Tony and Jarrod suggest, you’ll help your organization make one of its best investments ever. And, what’s more, you’ll know it when you see it, because you and your team will have already envisioned that better way to work, as well as tested it before committing. You should be proud. Well, you will be.
Oh, and the best thing is that you won’t actually have to build the whole solution yourself. And that’s a good thing.
Founder, Patton & Associates
Author, User Story Mapping
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