Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Selecting a Performance MS whitepaper's whitepaper by RecruitMax is an okay overview of selecting a PMS system. In my opinion, it was a bit functional in nature. Here are my highlights:
  • Define expected outcomes: it was only one sentence, but keep in mind that when chaning systems, it's the best time to reengineer processes. Know beforehand if you want to recreate your current process and spend money on customization, or if you want to go vanilla. Determining this prior to your search (and definitely prior to implementation!) is critical.
  • Establish a selection team: Know your governance structure. How are decisions going to be made? Who is responsible for the decisions and ultimately the stakeholder? What is the corporate philosophy regarding policies and procedures?