Monthly Archives: July 2009

recently i was asked to review a proposal for the medium term development strategy (covering the next 3-5 years) for a company that was contemplating a major extension of the functionality of their in-house business system. one of the key questions being raised was whether the company should continue its current practice of in-house software development or should attempt to replace its custom software with off-the-shelf packaged product(s). this is clearly a fundamental decision with many ramifications and implications, and is not something that can be handled in a 30 minute meeting on a wet friday afternoon (not that they… Continue reading