Add Decision Analysis to Your COTS Selection Process

  title={Add Decision Analysis to Your COTS Selection Process},
  author={Barbara Cavanaugh Phillips and Susan M. Polen}
H ow can you select commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software from a market of more than 50 available options? Which option has the best value for your project's features? Should you believe everything the vendor says? How can you account for that when making decisions? How can you convince your company that you have little confidence in decisions made quickly based on a few data points? When is it valuable to follow a structured process? What process and method should you follow? How can you… CONTINUE READING