We all will have a time where we need to evaluate and select a software solution.  This moment can seem daunting when we need to be confident in making the best decision.  We do not want to choose poorly for our personal use and can experience a career impact when we do so professionally.  Thus, we need a process that we can lean on to help us be thorough and focused on the things that matter.  In this presentation on evaluating software, we look at steps to take that will help you make (and defend) the best decision.

A Plan For Evaluating Software

The most important part about any evaluation os to create a method for scoring the options.  Once that exists, you need only follow the steps necessary to enter data for that scorecard.  However, this does require a process and intentional approach so to ensure a consistent approach.  When you fail to take these steps, then an apple to apple comparison becomes difficult if not impossible.

The Mentor-Mastermind Group

This series comes from our mentoring/mastermind classes.  These classes are virtual meetings that focus on how to improve our technical skills and build our businesses.  The goals of each member vary.  However, this diversity makes for great discussions and a ton of educational value every time we meet.  We hope you enjoy viewing this series as much as we enjoy creating it.  As always, this may not be all new to you, but we hope it helps you be a better developer.  Drop us a line to find out when the next one is so you can join our group.

Slide Deck: Evaluating Software

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Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a longtime student of technology as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is a founder and principle of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although a few have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax.

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