|What is it?
||SP2 is a web based process to guide
you from idea, through feasibility, requirements, selection,
customisation and implementation of a software package. It
is a complete systems methodology.
What does it consist of?
SP2 software methodology selection tool consists
- 12 phases
- 164 activities within those phases each with it's
own web page listing purpose, inputs, steps, deliverables,
instructions, templates and more information.
- 121 Templates
- 31 Reference Documents including extensive guides
for things like risk management, benefit identification,
- Numerous references to Project Perfect White Papers
on topics that are relevant to that part of the project.
|How do I install it
Purchase the package and download it immediately after
payment is processed. Unzip the file to a convenient location
and you are ready to start using your software methodology
in any browser.
|How much does it cost?
Price is A$1,500 (
). For Australian purchasers, there is an additional 10%
Pricing is based on exchange rate at
(US$1:00 = A$
). Due to volatility in the US dollar, please check current
|Can I tailor the system methodology
to suit my organisation?
Yes. All the web pages, templates and reference material
are provided in a form that you can change using basic web
tools such as Dreamweaver and Microsoft Office. You can
make any changes to suit your organisation and existing
processes. It can become your own customised methodology
|Will it guarantee success?
It would be nice to say this selection tool is a guarantee
of success. Unfortunately not. We have yet to invent the
silver bullet for a package selection methodology. If you
are undertaking a package selection SP2 will
give you a much higher chance of success. It will alert
you to many of the things you need to do that might normally
slip through the cracks. It will also streamline many of
the activities and ensure they are carried out at the appropriate
time. It has the ability to turn a potential bad financial
decision into a cost effective software package selection.
|Do I have to follow each step?
SP2 is a software package selection tool.
It tells you just about everything you might have to do.
You select what is appropriate to your situation. Each of
the 12 phases starts with a review of the work that may
need to be undertaken. The project team make an assessment
of what should be included in this project.
The rationale for undertaking each activity is explained
and you can decide if it is applicable to your project.
Inevitably there will be additional steps to suit your
organisation or the peculiarities of the particular software
|Is it a rigid Software Selection Methodology?
Not really. It is a package selection framework. You
work within the framework using what is appropriate to the
situation, and to your organisation. By all means bring
in other components. For example you may have particular
approval processes that need to be included or templates
already in use. You can modify the software to include those
|How close is it to a normal Software
Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
||The answer if very close to most software development lifecycles.
Of the 12 phases, 8 are activities that would be undertaken
in any normal software development lifecycle. Only 4 relate
directly to a package selection lifecycle. In fact we coloured
the 4 that relate only to package selection a lighter colour
in the methodology tool.
||Generic Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) phase
||Software Package Selection Methodology
|Are there other options beside purchase?
||Yes. You can join our Members Club and use the full version including templates and user guides. Click here to find out more.
Can I try it out?
Obviously we are not going to give away the whole information
systems methodology for someone to try. To enable you
to sample it, we have made the 12 phase level web pages,
and one complete phase activities, templates and references
available to look at our methodology approach. Phase Zero
is a complete section. Click
here to see how it works.
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