The challenges of selecting enterprise software: white paper (Project Server 2007)

Project 2007

Updated: July 27, 2009


Topic Last Modified: 2012-03-26

This white paper describes problems in the traditional “Request for Proposal” (RFP) method that companies use to select enterprise software. It also describes problems that can occur if the “Proof of Concept” or “Pilot” method is used improperly. Finally, it provides some suggestions for creating your own effective enterprise selection process. It was written by Chris Vandersluis of HMS Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

To download this white paper, click here (

The following white papers by Vandersluis are also available for download:

For more information about Chris Vandersluis, see the "From the Trenches" column located on the Project Server 2007 TechCenter ( on Microsoft TechNet.