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SOFTWARE AIDE - The 7 Steps

Step 7 : You're Hired!

Suggested Tasks & Tools
Suggested Task     Useful Tools
  Rank each vendor.     Complete a Decision Grid. Using the Criteria Grid, assign weightings for each major grouping of criteria and have each team member score each vendor on a scale of 1 to 3. Add up totals.  
  Discuss the top choice & debate.     Decision grid.  
  Make final selection.     All prior work up until this point.  
  Inform all vendors of the choice made.     High level summary of the decision making process and final selection outcome.  


Common Roles
Buttonwood     Client
  Facilitate the completion of the Decision Grid.     Participate in the Decision Grid exercise.  
  Facilitate discussion.     Discuss ranking of vendors and the best possible choice.  
  Provide decision support.     Make final decision.  
  Contact runners up.     Contact winning vendors.  


 
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Step 7
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