The knowledge exists to avoid project 
fiascos. Let's apply it correctly.

What's Unique About the Following Checklists?

Businesses can achieve successful outcomes on technology projects by increasing their understanding. This knowledge can help avoid project fiascos.

The Master Checklist is designed for non-technical business teams and is different from ordinary checklists created by IT.

  • The list guides business teams in improving their engagement and influence on technology projects.
  • It focuses on soft skills, know-how, and actions that increase the performance and value of technology investments.

Poor soft skills doom many projects.

The checklist follows a Capability Thinking® approach:

  • Embed capability teams in business operations
  • Conduct most due diligence and make crucial decisions before a project begins
  • Embrace a business capability life cycle (BCLC) to synchronize business capabilities with market realities in real-time

Note: ​​​For organizations that don't practice Capability Thinking®, Engage, Prepare, Abridge, and Zip should occur, though often don't, early in their software development life cycle (SDLC).

Use the Master Checklist -- created for business teams -- to achieve successful business outcomes on technology projects.

 Master Checklist

 Optimize Vendor Software Investment Checklist

Most, if not all, of the Master Checklist items above also apply to vendor software and evaluation projects. The following checklist includes items unique to vendor evaluation and selection processes.